Sweden at the 1896 Summer Olympics

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Sweden at the
1896 Summer Olympics
Swedish civil ensign (1844–1905).svg
Flag of Sweden during union with Norway
IOC code SWE
NOC Swedish Olympic Committee
Website www.sok.se (Swedish) (English)
in Athens
Competitors 1 in 2 sports
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

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.

Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics[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.

Athlete Events Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Henrik Sjöberg 100 m Unknown Unknown Did not advance
Field Events
Athlete Events Final
Result Rank
Henrik Sjöberg High jump 1.60 4
Long jump Unknown Unknown
Discus throw Unknown Unknown

Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Gymnastics[edit]

Sjöberg did not place in the vaulting competition.

Athlete Event Result Rank
Henrik Sjöberg Vault Unknown Unknown


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