Sweden at the 1896 Summer Olympics

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Sweden at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  SWE
NOC Swedish Olympic Committee
Website www.sok.se (Swedish) (English)
At the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens
Competitors 1 in 2 sports
Medals Gold
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One competitor from Sweden was present at the 1896 Summer Olympics. He competed in athletics and gymnastics, with 5 entries in as many events. Sweden was one of four nations present that won no medals; Italy, Chile and Bulgaria were the others.

Results by event[edit]


The high jump was Sjöberg's most successful event, as he took 4th in it. He took either 4th or 5th in his heat in the 100 metres, needing 2nd to advance to the final. In the long jump, he placed somewhere between 5th and 9th, jumping something less than 5.74 metres. He was again somewhere between 5th and 9th in the discus throw, with a distance less than 25.20 metres.

Event Place Athlete Heat Final
100 metres Henrik Sjöberg Unknown Did not advance
Event Place Athlete Best mark
Long jump Henrik Sjöberg Unknown
High jump 4th Henrik Sjöberg 1.60 metres
Discus throw Henrik Sjöberg Unknown


Sjöberg did not place in the vaulting competition.

Event Place Gymnast
Vault Henrik Sjöberg


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