Ove Fundin

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What is Ove Fundin's greatest moment in Speedway?

It wasn’t any of his five world titles.

It wasn’t having a statue of himself unveiled in his hometown of Tranas. Nor was it having his sport’s World Cup trophy named after him.

Those incredible accolades may well have filled the apologetically humble Ove Fundin with huge pride. But none, perhaps surprisingly, ranked as his favourite.

“People always ask what my biggest achievement or finest memory was,” smiled the 85-year-old Swedish icon as he leant forward in his chair.

Fundin statue with Ove Fundin