Knut Fredriksson

Swedish javelin thrower

Knut Rudolf Fredriksson (3 March 1930 – 19 May 2019), nicknamed "Favör-Fredrik", was a Swedish javelin thrower. He finished sixth at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. He also competed at the 1958 European Athletics Championships, where he finished ninth. He won the national javelin title in 1954, 1958, 1959 and 1960, and set a new national record in 1959.

Knut Fredriksson, 1950s

Fredriksson was born in Gustavsfors, Bengtsfors. He died on 19 May 2019, at the age of 89.[1]


  1. Hultgren, Conny (24 May 2019). ""Favör-Fredrik" har gått ur tiden". Nya Wermlands-Tidningen (in Swedish). Retrieved 4 June 2019.

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