Ernst Bolldén

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Ernst Bolldén
Medal record
Representing  Sweden
Men's wheelchair table tennis
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Teams class 4–5
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Atlanta Singles class 5
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney Teams class 5

Ernst Olov Bolldén (28 September 1966 – 30 April 2012) was a Swedish wheelchair table tennis player. He represented Sweden at every Summer Paralympics from 1988 to 2004 and has won medals for para table tennis. He was on the gold-winning Swedish team at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics and won a bronze in men's singles at that same Games.[1] He won another bronze in the men's team event at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics.

Bolldén was born in Njutånger, Sweden. He had a twin brother and two older brothers.[2] Bolldén became paralysed from the waist and down in a schoolyard accident in Iggesund in 1979.[3]

In July 2011, he was diagnosed with invasive bladder cancer. Bolldén died on 30 April 2012.[3] He was 45.


  1. Para Table Tennis profile
  2. Sveriges Befolkning 1970 (Swedish Census 1970).
  3. 3.0 3.1

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