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Bengt Ljungquist
Birth name Bengt Helge Ljungquist
Born (1912-09-20)20 September 1912
Died 15 July 1979(1979-07-15) (aged 66)
Place of birth Umeå, Sweden
Place of death Förslöv, Sweden
Service/branch Swedish Army
Years of service 1936–1967
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Commands held Life Guard Dragoons (1955–59)
Life Regiment Hussars (1959–67)
Bengt Ljungquist
Bengt Ljungquist at the 1952 Olympics
Born (1912-09-20)20 September 1912
Umeå, Sweden
Died 15 July 1979(1979-07-15) (aged 66)
Förslöv, Sweden
Height 185 cm
Weight 90 kg

Bengt Helge Ljungquist (20 September 1912 – 15 July 1979) was a Swedish fencer, equestrian and military officer. He competed in various fencing events at the 1936, 1948, 1952 and 1956 Olympics and won a silver and bronze in the team épée in 1948 and 1952. In 1964 he took part only in mixed dressage events and finished fifth with the Swedish team.[1][2] At the world fencing championships Ljungquist won four silver and two bronze medals in the épée in 1937–1954.[3]

As an United States Equestrian Team coach, Ljungquist guided the US dressage team to a bronze medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics and a gold medal at the 1975 Pan American Games. He was inducted into the United States Dressage Federation Hall of Fame in 1998.[4] He died in Sweden while on a visit from the United States.[3]

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