Carl Hårleman (gymnast)

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Carl Hårleman
Carl Hårleman (athlete).jpg
Personal information
Born 23 June 1886
Västerås, Sweden
Died 20 August 1948 (aged 62)
Halmstad, Sweden
Height 171 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb)
Sport Athletics, gymnastics
Event(s) Pole vault, decathlon
Club Västerås GF
IFK Falun
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) PV – 3.90 m (1917)
dec – 5809 (1912)[1]

Carl Hårleman (23 June 1886 – 20 August 1948) was a Swedish gymnast and track and field athlete who competed in the 1908 and 1912 Summer Olympics. In 1908 he was part of the Swedish gymnastics team that won the all-around gold medal. Four years later he finished twelfth in the pole vault competition.[2][3]

In 1913 Hårleman placed second in the pole vault at the British AAA championships. In 1917 he won the Swedish pole vault title, and set a national record that stood until 1921.[2][3]

Hårleman was born in a noble family. He worked in insurance; served in the Swedish Army, reaching the rank of captain, and acted as secretary-general of several sports associations.[2]


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  2. ^ a b c Carl Hårleman.
  3. ^ a b Carl Hårleman. Swedish Olympic Committee