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Arne Borg
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Full name Claes Arne Borg
Date of birth 18 August 1901(1901-08-18)
Date of death 7 November 1987 (aged 86)

Claes Arne Borg (18 August 1901 – 7 November 1987) was a famous swimmer from Sweden, who won the gold medal in the 1500 m freestyle at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. However, he is better remembered for breaking 32 world records during the 1920s.

He won the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal in 1926 (shared with Edwin Wide). Borg also won a silver medal in water polo at the European Championships.

He is the twin brother of Åke Borg.

Clubs

Records
Preceded by
Canada George Hodgson
Men's 1500 metres freestyle
world record holder (long course)

8 July 1923 – 15 July 1924
Succeeded by
Australia Boy Charlton
Preceded by
Australia Boy Charlton
Men's 1500 metres freestyle
world record holder (long course)

18 August 1926 – 10 August 1938
Succeeded by
Japan Tomikatsu Amano
Awards
Preceded by
Sten Pettersson
Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
with Edwin Wide

1926
Succeeded by
Sven Salén
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