Helmer Mörner

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Helmer Mörner
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Birth name Helmer Fredrik Gustafsson Mörner
Born (1895-05-08)8 May 1895
Landskrona, Sweden
Died 5 January 1962(1962-01-05) (aged 66)
Service/branch Swedish Army
Years of service 1915–1947[1]
Rank Major
Olympic medal record
Men's Equestrian
Gold medal – first place 1920 Antwerp Individual eventing
Gold medal – first place 1920 Antwerp Team eventing

Helmer Fredrik Gustafsson Mörner (8 May 1895 – 5 January 1962), also known as Graf Helmer Morner, was a Swedish horse rider, who won individual and team gold medals in eventing at the 1920 Summer Olympics.[2][3][4]

In 1914 Mörner enlisted to the Wendish Artillery Regiment or A3 in Kristianstad, and served there until 1947 when he became professor at the Uppsala University. He left no descendants after his death.[3]

Mörner was preparing for the 1920 Olympics with a Russian horse, but it had to be replaced in the last moment due to a leg injury. The substitute horse was known as Germania, but it was renamed to Geria to avoid bringing up the name of Germany at the first Games after World War I.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burling, Ingeborg, ed. (1956). Vem är det: svensk biografisk handbok. 1957 [Who is it: Swedish biographical handbook. 1957] (in Swedish). Stockholm: Norstedt. p. 690. 
  2. ^ Bryant, Jennifer (2000), Olympic Equestrian, p. 143, The Blood Horse, Inc., ISBN 1-58150-044-0
  3. ^ a b c Hans von Blixen-Finecke, Sr. sports-reference.com
  4. ^ Hans von Blixen-Finecke sr. Swedish Olympic Committee

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