Gillis Grafstrom

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Birthday
7, 1893
Birthplace
Sweden
Death Date
Apr 14, 1938 (44)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
7, 1893
Birthplace
Sweden
Death Date
Apr 14, 1938 (44)

About

Swedish figure skater who won three Olympic gold medals in the 1920s, at the 1920 Antwerp, 1924 Chamonix, and 1928 St. Moritz games.

Before Fame

He won his first Olympic gold medal at the 1920 event at Antwerp despite breaking a skate during the competition.

Trivia

He has a street named after him in Potsdam, Germany, where he died of blood poisoning at the age of 44.

Family Life

He was married to Cecilie Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.

Associated With

He is a member of the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame along with Japanese-American skater Kristi Yamaguchi.

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