obstacle-race and running.
I have even trained some new techniques."
What about support for your sport?
"All the 3 military branches, Army, Navy and Airforce help us.
We also have a strong support from our government."
Military Pentathlon in Sweden
The Commander of Bergslagen Artillery Regiment and Chief of the Swedish Military Pentathlon National Team
Colonel Birger Almlöw
Sweden is with no doubt the most successful nation during the history of Military Pentathlon.
In 1951 both the team and the individual championship were won by Sweden.
The world champion was Bengt Lorichs.
This was the beginning of a successful era for our country.
All together 16 team gold medals and 13
individual championships were won by Sweden during the years 1951-1977.
One of the most famous Swedish pentathletes was Bengt Åke Christiansson who with five individual champion-ships and a number of team titles during 1962-1968 belonged to the most successful in the world.
Our latest champion was Rolf Nilsson who was fortunate enough to win when his own regiment organised the CISM in 1971.
Magnus Haeger, who
individually is the best pentathlete Sweden ever has had, so far, had the hard luck to compete with the "superstars" Nienaber (FR Ger-many) and Engeli (Switzerland) and therefore he never became individual world champion.
In utility swimming Sweden has achieved great results during the latest CISM and holds the world record through Peter Norrmén.
A young and well trained Swedish team has developed during a couple of years and will maybe soon once again fight for the world championship.
Bengt Lorichs (51, 52),
Åke Moberg (53, 54),
Göran Rönnquist (55),
Stig Lekberg (59),
Bengt Åke Christinansson (62, 64, 66, 67, 68),
Rolf Nilsson (71).
Military World Championship in team:
51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 59, 61, 62,
63, 64, 67, 68, 70, 71, 75, 77.
Shooting 200 points
Krister Rhönnstad, B-G Nilsson
Obstacle run 2.17.9 min
Obstacle swimming 25,2 sek
Grenade throwing 211.9 points
Cross country 25.27 min
Ind classification 5.539.1 points
Team classification 21.653.8 p
Bengt Björklund, Magnus Johansson, Krister Rhönnstad, Peter Norrmén
From left: Carl-Johan Erlandsson, Jörgen Jansson, Johan Eklöf, Christina Cedervind, Ulrika Gillerfors.