Sweden at the 1896 Summer Olympics
|Sweden at the Olympic Games|
|At the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens|
|Competitors||1 in 2 sports|
|Olympic history (summary)|
|Other related appearances|
|Youth Olympics • Paralympics|
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
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.
|100 metres||–||Henrik Sjöberg||Unknown||Did not advance|
|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.
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