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Medal record

William Petersson
Men's Athletics
Competitor for  Sweden
Olympic Games
Gold 1920 Antwerp Long jump
Bronze 1920 Antwerp 4x100 m relay

Reinhold William Eugen Petersson[1] (October 6, 1895 – May 10, 1965) was a Swedish athlete who mainly competed in the men's long jump.

He was born in Sandby, Öland.

Petersson competed for Sweden at the 1920 Summer Olympics held in Antwerp, Belgium in the long jump where he won the gold medal. He then helped the Swedish team to a bronze medal in the 4 x 100 metre relay with the help of team mates Agne Holmström, Sven Malm and Nils Sandström.


  1. ^ He later changed his name to Björneman.

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