Mysterious Picture Found In an Attic Reveals the Truth about a World Champion Grandpa
Many years after my grandfather and his second wife passed away, their house in the country stood abandoned and vandalized. Up in the attic, I found a lot of photos. In one particular box, I found a gold medal from 1948 and this photograph.
My grandfather is the dapper guy on the left. When I googled the guy on the right, I discovered that he was a superstar! My grandfather never talked much about archery, but after some research, I found out that the World Championship in archery took place in London in 1948. The Swedish team with my grandfather, Tage Ljungkvist, took took home the gold.
A note written in Swedish on a typewriter (remember those?) accompanied this original photo. It reads, SWEDISH NATIONAL TEAM LONDON 1948. From left – Tage Ljungkvist, Erik Trolle Gothenburg, Sture Lindberg, Sandviken and WC winner Hans Deutgen, Stockholm.
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