Axel Persson

Axel Wilhelm Persson ( born January 23, 1888 in Eskilstuna, † September 2, 1955 in Västerhaninge ) was a Swedish racing driver.

Axel Persson was active as an amateur cyclist from 1910 to 1920. During these years he was alone nine times Swedish champion, in the disciplines Sprint, ITT and TTT. In 1914 he also won the important Swedish road race around Lake Mälaren. In 1919, he was also a Scandinavian champion in the time trial.

Twice, in 1912 and 1920, Persson took part in the Olympic Games: 1912 in Stockholm, he was ninth in the road race, which led to Mälaren on the route from Round; the Swedish team with Persson, Erik Friborg Algot Lonn and Ragnar Malm won in the team competition gold. In Antwerp in 1920, he finished in the road race in twelfth place and won with the team ( Sigfrid Lundberg, Ragnar Malm, Harry Stenqvist ) silver.