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Claes Arne Borg
was a Swedish
Sweden , officially the Kingdom of Sweden , is a Nordic country on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe. Sweden borders with Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund....
Swimming is a sport governed by the Fédération Internationale de Natation .-History: Competitive swimming in Europe began around 1800 BCE, mostly in the form of the freestyle. In 1873 Steve Bowyer introduced the trudgen to Western swimming competitions, after copying the front crawl used by Native...
. He is best known for breaking 32 world records during the 1920s.
He won the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
The Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal is an annual award "for the most significant Swedish sports achievement of the year". It has been awarded by a jury led by the Swedish morning paper Svenska Dagbladet since 1925. According to its statutes the Medal may be awarded in November or December to either...
in 1926 (shared with Edwin Wide). Borg also won a silver medal in water polo
Water polo is a team water sport. The playing team consists of six field players and one goalkeeper. The winner of the game is the team that scores more goals. Game play involves swimming, treading water , players passing the ball while being defended by opponents, and scoring by throwing into a...
at the European Championships.
He was the twin brother of Åke Borg
Åke Borg was a swimmer from Sweden and twin brother of Arne Borg. He won a bronze medal in the 4×200 m freestyle relay at the 1924 Summer Olympics together with his twin brother Arne, Orvar Trolle and Georg Werner.-Clubs:*Stockholms KK...
and the father of Inga Borg.
- Stockholms KK
Stockholms KK is a Swedish swim club from Stockholm founded in 1895. They compete in swimming and water polo. The most famous swimmers of SKK is the twin brothers Arne Borg and Åke Borg. SKK organizes yearly an invitational meet named after Arne Borg, Arne Borgs minne.-Swimmers:*Arne Borg*Åke...