Wednesday, August 03, 2011

A Champion of Champions?

A Champion of Champions?

I met one of my childhood idols at the cafe in Handen yesterday. Frank Andersson. One of the famous 56ers. The others include Björn Borg, Ingemar Stenmark and of course Linda Haglund, that you have met on this blog before. Frankie Boy was a world class wrestler. A three time World Champion and Olympic medallist. I remember seeing many of his matches on TV. Lately he has been back in the media eye as one of the celebrities in the Swedish version of Let's Dance, where he made it to the finals. Next year you will probably see him in the hugely popular TV show Champions of Champions, where twelve former world class athletes (including Linda I might add), compete for the title . It isn't official yet if Frank will be one of the twelve, so this might be a scoop!

14 comments:

Olivier said...

on sent une personnalite forte a travers ce portait

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Great portrait Steffe, he still looks so fit!!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

What a cheerful and handsome 56ers, not so sure about myself at 55 !!!! Beautiful portrait work.

Luis Gomez said...

Great portrait as always Steffe! Glad you met him!

Birdman said...

My $$$$ on this guy!

T. Becque said...

How fun to meet a celebrity!

VP said...

I know very well Björn Borg and Ingemar Stenmark, but not Frank Andersson. My best wishes to him for his Champions of Champions!

*Honest Abe said...

He still looks good. A handsome man to be sure.

Sharon said...

Frank is quite handsome and obviously in great shape!

Jack said...

Another fine portrait, Steffe. He is smart to stay in shape.

Jacob said...

He's strong and handsome (but then he is quite young) and thus I figure he must be one of my relatives - I mean, my great-grandfather was Johannes Andersson and he lived somewhere in that area...

:-)

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

another great portrait and story. you always show the character of people

RedPat said...

That is one good-looking guy!

Bergson said...

It is not very known in France. You should not say to her otherwise he is hurt

;-)