Bengt Johansson

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May 20, 2022

Bengt Johansson, born June 25, 1942 in Halmstad and died May 8, 2022, was a Swedish international handball player and coach. He is best known for leading Sweden to win 2 World Championships, 4 European Championships and 3 Olympic silver medals.

Career

Former Swedish international - he played in the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich where Sweden finished seventh, he is best known as the coach of the Swedish team which dominated the world of handball in the 1990s. Under his management since the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, the "Bengan boys" did not miss any semi-finals in an international competition between 1990 and 2002 and therefore accumulated medals: two world titles (1990 and 1999) supplemented by two silver medals and two bronze, four European titles (1994, 1998, 2000 and 2002) and three silver medals at the Olympic Games, a supreme title which, however, is denied to this golden generation. He relies on a generation of talent including Magnus Wislander and Stefan Lövgren whom he knows how to motivate perfectly. Father-hen to the golden players, his policy is to keep the same structure over the years, adding new players in small doses.

Awards

Player

In clubSwedish Championship (3): 1969, 1970 (with SoIK Hellas), 1975 (with HK Drott Halmstad)In Swedish national team7th place at the 1967 World Championship in Sweden 6th place at the 1970 World Championship in France 7th place at the 1972 Olympics in Munich

Coach

In clubSwedish Championship (5): 1975, 1978, 1979, 1984, 1988 (with HK Drott Halmstad)In Swedish national teamOlympic Games Silver medal at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona Silver medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta Silver Medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics World's Championships Gold medal at the 1990 World Championship in Czechoslovakia Bronze medal at the 1993 World Championship in Sweden Bronze medal at the 1995 World Championship in Iceland Silver medal at the 1997 World Championship in Japan Gold medal at the 1999 World Championship in Egypt Silver medal at the 2001 World Championship in France 13th place at the 2003 World Championship in Portugal European Championships Gold medal at the 1994 European Championship in Portugal 4th place at the 1996 European Championship in Spain Gold medal at the 1998 European Championship in Italy Gold medal at the 2000 European Championship in Croatia Gold medal at the 2002 European Championship in Sweden 7th place at the 2004 European Championship in Slovenia

Notes and References

External links

Sports related resources: (sv) Swedish Olympic Committee (en) Olympia Handball Portal Sweden Portal