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Anna Larsson
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Anna Larsson in 1945
Personal information
Nickname(s) Nora-Anna
Nationality Swedish
Citizenship Swedish
Born 2 January 1922 (1922-01-02) (age 98)
Died 14 June 2003(2003-06-14) (aged 81)
Sport
Country Sweden
Sport track and field athletics, cross-country skiing
Club IFK Nora

Anna Larsson (nickname: Nora-Anna, born 2 January 1922, dead 14 June 2003) was a Swedish track and field athlete and cross-country skier. As a track and field athlete, she competed for IFK Nora. She broke several women's running world records between 1944-1945. After winning an 800 meters running event, she also became first female to run a victory lap at the Stockholm Olympic Stadium.

In 1945, she was awarded the Kamratmedaljen ward for best IFK performance of the year. As a cross-country skier, she won a 10 kilometers district champpionship title.

She worked home at the farm in Öskevik outside Nora until marrying in 1947.

World records

  • 27 August 1944 – 800 meters, time: 2.15,9, at Zinkensdamms IP, Stockholm, Sweden (Swedish national championships)
  • 19 August 1945 – 800 meters, time: 2.14,8, Olympia, Helsingborg, Sweden (Swedish national championship)
  • 30 August 1945 – 800 meters, time: 2.13,8, Stockholm Olympic Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 5 September 1945 - 880 yards, time: 2.15,8, Stockholm Olympic Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden
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