Lennart Back


August 20, 2022

Torsten Lennart Back (May 28, 1933 in Ellenö, Färgelanda – August 1, 2022 in Uddeva) was a Swedish competitive walker.

Life and sports career

Back won EC bronze in the 20 kilometer walk in Stockholm 1958. At the Summer Olympics in Rome 1960 he finished sixth on the same distance and fifth at the EC competitions in Belgrade 1962. In the Walking World Cup, he finished second in 20 kilometers in 1961. Back died after a long illness at the age of 89 on August 1, 2022.


Lennart Back Olympiad. (In English) Profile Swedish Olympic Committee (in Swedish) Lennart Back International Athletics Federation. (In English)