Erik Gustaf Bergqvist (June 20, 1891 – February 17, 1954) was a Swedishwater polo player and freestyle swimmer who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics and in the 1920 Summer Olympics. He was also at the Berlin Olympics but then only as an observer and to meet a lot of German friends that was in the spyorganisation that he was running later on during the WWII.
He was part of the Swedish team and was able to win a silver and a bronze medal.
In the 1912 Olympics he also competed in the 100 metre freestyle. Erik G.Bergqvist was the founder of Tippstjänst. Still existing as Svenska Spel AB
Erik "Berka" Bergqvist - "Tjocka Berka" "Biffen" ("The Beaf")
Water polo player; Olympian Swimmer,European Amateur Boxer (Bronze medal)Goal keeper in football in AIK, Solna. He was the largest goalkeeper in the history. He married Ewa Carlsson who also was a swimmer in KappSimningsKlubben KSK "Kappis". Erik Bergqvist was the founder of Svenska Tippstjänst. He also was a spy against the Nazi-Germany effort with the Eric Erickson as one of their operatives. Erik Bergqvist was the leader of the "G-group" and spied for England. Tippstjänst was used in that spyring.
Date of birth
June 20, 1891
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Date of death
February 17, 1954 15.34 (local time)
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