Sweden at the 1920 Summer Olympics

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Sweden at the
1920 Summer Olympics
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IOC code SWE
NOC Swedish Olympic Committee
Website www.sok.se (Swedish) (English)
in Antwerp
Competitors 260 (247 men and 13 women) in 18 sports
Medals
Ranked 2nd
Gold Silver Bronze Total
19 20 25 64
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Sweden competed at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. 260 competitors, 247 men and 13 women, took part in 100 events in 18 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold William Petersson Athletics Men's Long Jump
 Gold Harry Stenqvist Cycling Men's Individual Time Trial
 Gold Arvid Wallman Diving Plain high diving
 Gold Janne Lundblad Equestrian Individual dressage
 Gold Helmer Morner Equestrian Individual three-day event
 Gold Helmer Mörner, Åge Lundström, Georg von Braun and Gustaf Dyrsch Equestrian Team three-day event
 Gold Hans von Rosen, Claës König, Daniel Norling and Frank Martin Equestrian Team jumping
 Gold Gillis Grafström Figure skating Men's singles
 Gold Magda Julin Figure skating Women's singles
 Gold Swedish Men's Team Gymnastics Men's team (Swedish system)
 Gold Gustaf Dyrssen Modern pentathlon Men's Individual
 Gold Gösta Lundqvist, Rolf Steffenburg, Gösta Bengtsson and Axel Calvert Sailing Men's 30 m² class
 Gold Tore Holm, Yngve Holm, Axel Rydin and Georg Tengwall Sailing Men's 40 m² class
 Gold Hugo Johansson Shooting Men's 600m free rifle
 Gold Håkan Malmrot Swimming Men's 200m breaststroke
 Gold Håkan Malmrot Swimming Men's 400m breaststroke
 Gold Anders Larsson Wrestling Freestyle light heavyweight
 Gold Carl Westergren Wrestling Greco-Roman middleweight
 Gold Claes Johanson Wrestling Greco-Roman light heavyweight
 Silver Erik Backman Athletics Men's Individual Cross country
 Silver Carl Johan Lind Athletics Men's Hammer Throw
 Silver Folke Jansson Athletics Men's Triple Jump
 Silver Harry Stenqvist, Ragnar Malm, Axel Persson and Sigfrid Lundberg Cycling Men's Team Time Trial
 Silver Erik Adlerz Diving Men's 10m Platform
 Silver Nils Skoglund Diving Plain high diving
 Silver Age Lundstrom Equestrian Individual eventing
 Silver Bertil Sandström Equestrian Individual dressage
 Silver Svea Norén Figure skating Women's singles
 Silver Erik de Laval Modern pentathlon Men's Individual
 Silver Gustaf Svensson, Ragnar Svensson, Percy Almstedt and Erik Mellbin Sailing Men's 40 m² class
 Silver Fredric Landelius Shooting Men's 100m running deer, double shots
 Silver Alfred Swahn, Oscar Swahn, Fredric Landelius, Bengt Lagercrantz and Edward Benedicks Shooting Men's Team 100m running deer, double shots
 Silver Alfred Swahn Shooting Men's 100m running deer, single shot
 Silver Anders Andersson, Casimir Reuterskiöld, Gunnar Gabrielsson, Sigvard Hultcrantz, Anders Johnson Shooting Men's Team 50m army pistol
 Silver Sigvard Hultcrantz, Erik Ohlsson, Leon Lagerlöf, Ragnar Stare and Olle Ericsson Shooting Men's Team 50m small bore rifle
 Silver Mauritz Eriksson Shooting 600m free rifle
 Silver Thor Henning Swimming Men's 200m breaststroke
 Silver Thor Henning Swimming Men's 400m breaststroke
 Silver Gottfrid Svensson Wrestling Freestyle lightweight
 Bronze Erik Backman, Sven Lundgren and Edvin Wide Athletics Men's 3000m Team
 Bronze Nils Engdahl Athletics Men's 400m
 Bronze Agne Holmström, William Petersson, Sven Malm and Nils Sandström Athletics Men's 4 × 100 m Relay
 Bronze Erik Backman Athletics Men's 5000m
 Bronze Carl Johan Lind Athletics Men's 56 lb weight throw
 Bronze Erik Backman, Gustaf Mattsson and Hilding Ekman Athletics Men's Team Cross country
 Bronze Bertil Ohlson Athletics Men's Decathlon
 Bronze Bo Ekelund Athletics Men's High Jump
 Bronze Erik Abrahamsson Athletics Men's Long Jump
 Bronze Erik Almlöf Athletics Men's Triple Jump
 Bronze Eva Olliwier Diving Women's 10m Platform
 Bronze John Jansson Diving Plain high diving
 Bronze Carl Gustaf Lewenhaupt Equestrian Individual jumping
 Bronze Hans von Rosen Equestrian Individual dressage
 Bronze Anders Mårtensson, Oskar Nilsson and Carl Green Equestrian Team vaulting
 Bronze Gösta Runö Modern pentathlon Men's Individual
 Bronze Olle Ericsson, Hugo Johansson, Leon Lagerlöf, Walfrid Hellman and Mauritz Eriksson Shooting Men's Team 300m army rifle, standing
 Bronze Mauritz Eriksson, Hugo Johansson, Gustaf Jonsson, Erik Blomqvist and Erik Ohlsson Shooting Men's Team 600m free rifle
 Bronze Erik Lundquist, Per Kinde, Fredric Landelius, Alfred Swahn, Karl Richter and Erik Sökjer-Petersén Shooting Men's Team clay pigeons
 Bronze Aina Berg, Emy Machnow, Carin Nilsson and Jane Gylling Swimming Women's 4 × 100 m freestyle relay
 Bronze Harald Julin, Robert Andersson, Vilhelm Andersson, Erik Bergqvist, Max Gumpel,
Pontus Hanson, Erik Andersson, Nils Backlund, Torsten Kumfeldt, Theodor Nauman
Water polo Men's Team competition
 Bronze Albert Pettersson Weightlifting Middleweight
 Bronze Erik Pettersson Weightlifting Light heavyweight
 Bronze Ernst Nilsson Wrestling Freestyle heavyweight
 Bronze Fritiof Svensson Wrestling Greco-Roman featherweight

Aquatics[edit]

Diving[edit]

Twelve divers, eight men and four women, represented Sweden in 1920. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport. Four of the eight men took a medal each, and the group added three fourth-place finishes. Sweden's four plain high divers took the top four places in that event, with Adlerz (fourth in the plain high dive) adding a silver in the platform. On the women's side, Olliwier was the only diver to advance to the final; she finished with the bronze medal.

Men

Ranks given are within the semifinal group.

Diver Event Semifinals Final
Points Score Rank Points Score Rank
Erik Adlerz 10 m platform 9 468.50 1 Q 10 495.40 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Plain high dive 11 177.0 2 Q 19 173.0 4
Gustaf Blomgren 3 m springboard 7 614.00 1 Q 19 587.05 4
10 m platform 11 468.10 2 Q 23 453.80 4
Oscar Dose 3 m springboard 20 543.70 4 Did not advance
Gunnar Ekstrand 3 m springboard 15 560.85 3 Q 27 559.25 5
10 m platform 20 402.80 4 Did not advance
John Jansson 3 m springboard 16 549.70 3 Q 34 544.75 6
Plain high dive 8 171.5 1 Q 16 175.0 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Yngve Johnson 10 m platform 7 445.80 1 Q 27 424.00 5
Nils Skoglund Plain high dive 10 153.0 1 Q 8 183.0 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Arvid Wallman Plain high dive 8 175.5 1 Q 7 183.5 1st, gold medalist(s)
Women

Ranks given are within the semifinal group.

Diver Event Semifinals Final
Points Score Rank Points Score Rank
Märta Adlerz 10 m platform 29 136.5 7 Did not advance
Selma Andersson 10 m platform 25 143.0 6 Did not advance
Karin Leiditz 10 m platform 20 147.0 5 Did not advance
Eva Olliwier 10 m platform 6 152.0 1 Q 11 166.0 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Swimming[edit]

Thirteen swimmers, nine men and four women, represented Sweden in 1920. It was the nation's fourth appearance in the sport.

The breaststroke was Sweden's strength, with all five men's individual finals appearances made by three swimmers in those two events. Malmrot and Henning finished first and second, respectively, in both events. Malmrot also posted a new Olympic record in the 200 metre event. The men's relay also advanced to the finals, placing fourth.

The women's relay team added a fifth medal just by showing up—only three teams competed. The Swedish women took bronze. Gylling also advanced to each of the women's individual event finals, placing sixth in both.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Men
Swimmer Event Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Arne Borg 400 m free Unknown 4 Did not advance
1500 m free 23:54.4 3 q Unknown 4 Did not advance
Per Cederblom 200 m breast 3:12.2 2 Q 3:14.6 2 Q Did not finish
400 m breast 7:14.0 2 Q 7:05.6 2 Q Unknown 5
Olle Dickson 200 m breast 3:16.0 1 Q Unknown 4 Did not advance
400 m breast 7:12.0 1 Q 6:59.0 4 Did not advance
Thor Henning 200 m breast 3:12.8 1 Q 3:16.0 3 q 3:09.2 2nd, silver medalist(s)
400 m breast 6:46.2 1 Q 6:45.0 2 Q 6:45.2 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Per Holmström 100 m back 1:26.0 4 Did not advance
Håkan Malmrot 200 m breast 3:04.0 OR 1 Q 3:09.0 1 Q 3:04.4 1st, gold medalist(s)
400 m breast 6:49.0 1 Q 6:44.8 1 Q 6:31.8 1st, gold medalist(s)
Frans Möller 1500 m free 27:42.0 3 Did not advance
Orvar Trolle 100 m free 1:07.8 3 q Unknown 5 Did not advance
Robert Andersson
Arne Borg
Frans Möller
Orvar Trolle
4 × 200 m free relay N/A 10:54.4 3 q 10:50.2 4
Women
Swimmer Event Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Aina Berg 100 m free Unknown 5 Did not advance
300 m free 5:29.6 3 Did not advance
Jane Gylling 100 m free 1:25.6 2 Q Unknown 6
300 m free 5:04.8 3 q Unknown 6
Carin Nilsson 100 m free Unknown 6 Did not advance
300 m free 5:07.0 3 Did not advance
Aina Berg
Jane Gylling
Emily Machnow
Carin Nilsson
4 × 100 m free relay N/A 5:43.6 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Water polo[edit]

Sweden competed in the Olympic water polo tournament for the third time in 1920, having won a bronze and a silver medal previously. A modified version of the Bergvall System was in use at the time. Sweden had little trouble with its first two matches, against Czechoslovakia and Brazil, but fell to Belgium in the semifinals. Belgium's eventual taking of the silver medal let Sweden contest the bronze medal. In the third-place tournament, they defeated first the Netherlands and then the United States to take the bronze medal.

Round of 16
Sweden  11–0  Czechoslovakia Antwerp
Quarterfinals
Sweden  7–3  Brazil Antwerp
Semifinals
Belgium  5–3  Sweden Antwerp
Bronze medal semifinals
Sweden  9–1  Netherlands Antwerp
Bronze medal match
Sweden  5–0  United States Antwerp
Final rank
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze

Athletics[edit]

63 athletes represented Sweden in 1920. It was the nation's fifth appearance in athletics, a sport in which Sweden had competed each time the nation appeared at the Olympics. Sweden had success in a variety of events, but its best performances came in the field events. Petersson took the country's only gold medal of the Games in the long jump. The team also finished with three silver and ten bronze medals, enough to put Sweden in fifth place on the athletics medals leader board despite gathering the fewest gold medals since 1900.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Erik Abrahamsson Long jump 6.86 2 Q N/A 7.08 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Knut Alm Cross country N/A Unknown 30
Erik Almlöf Triple jump 14.19 2 Q N/A 14.27 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Eric Backman 5000 m N/A 15:34.0 2 Q 15:13.0 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
10000 m N/A 32:48.5 2 Q Did not finish
Cross country N/A 27:17.6 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Nils Bergström 5000 m N/A 15:39.4 4 Q Unknown 10
10000 m N/A 33:38.0 6 Did not advance
Gösta Bladin 400 m hurdles N/A 57.7 2 Q 56.5 4 Did not advance
Long jump 6.57 9 N/A Did not advance
Erik Blomqvist Shot put 11.935 16 N/A Did not advance
Javelin throw 58.18 7 Q N/A 58.18 8
Tolly Bolin 400 m 52.6 3 Did not advance
800 m N/A 1:57.8 3 Q 1:57.5 5 Did not advance
Carl-Axel Christiernsson 110 m hurdles N/A Unknown 2 Q 15.2 3 Q 15.3 6
400 m hurdles N/A 56.4 1 Q 55.7 2 Q 55.4 5
Bo Ekelund High jump 1.80 1 Q N/A 1.90 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Hilding Ekman Cross country N/A 28:17.0 11
Nils Engdahl 400 m 50.6 2 Q 50.4 1 Q 49.6 1 Q 49.9 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
800 m N/A Unknown 5 Did not advance
Allan Eriksson Discus throw 39.41 6 Q N/A 39.41 6
Rudolf Falk 5000 m N/A 15:17.8 1 Q Unknown 11
Rolf Franksson Long jump 6.73 4 Q N/A 6.73 6
William Grüner Marathon N/A 3:01:48.0 28
Axel-Erik Gyllenstolpe Pentathlon N/A Did not finish
Decathlon N/A 6331.435 8
Lars Hedwall 3000 m steeplechase N/A 10:43.5 2 Q 10:42.2 7
Cross country N/A Unknown 24
Georg Högström Pole vault 3.60 1 Q N/A 3.50 8
Gösta Holmér 110 m hurdles N/A Unknown 3 Did not advance
Decathlon N/A 6532.150 4
Agne Holmström 100 m Unknown 3 Did not advance
200 m 23.3 2 Q 22.5 5 Did not advance
Josef Holsner 3000 m steeplechase N/A Did not finish Did not advance
Göran Hultin 110 m hurdles N/A Unknown 2 Q Unknown 6 Did not advance
Hans Jagenburg High jump 1.80 1 Q N/A 1.75 9
Bertil Jansson Shot put 13.27 9 N/A Did not advance
Folke Jansson Triple jump 14.16 3 Q N/A 14.48 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Elis Johansson 800 m N/A Unknown 5 Did not advance
Gustav Kinn Marathon N/A 2:49:10.4 17
Fritz Kiölling 1500 m N/A 4:14.8 4 Did not advance
Sven Krokström 200 m 23.8 1 Q 23.6 4 Did not advance
400 m 51.6 3 Did not advance
Hugo Lilliér Javelin throw 56.77 10 Q N/A 56.77 10
Carl Johan Lind Hammer throw 48.00 3 Q N/A 48.43 2nd, silver medalist(s)
56 lb weight throw 10.255 3 Q N/A 10.255 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Nils Linde Hammer throw 44.885 7 N/A Did not advance
56 lb weight throw 8.635 11 N/A Did not advance
Elof Lindström Javelin throw 51.53 13 N/A Did not advance
Georg Lindström 110 m hurdles N/A 15.9 3 Did not advance
400 m hurdles N/A 59.1 3 Did not advance
Gunnar Lindström Javelin throw 60.52 4 Q N/A 60.52 6
Erik Lindvall 100 m Unknown 3 Did not advance
Sven Lundgren 800 m N/A 2:00.6 1 Q 1:58.1 4 Did not advance
1500 m N/A 4:07.0 1 Q 4:06.3 5
Emanuel Lundström 5000 m N/A 16:04.2 4 Q Unknown 13
Werner Magnusson 10000 m N/A 34:49.2 6 Did not advance
Cross country N/A Unknown 13
Sven Malm 100 m Unknown 5 Did not advance
200 m 23.3 3 Did not advance
John Mattsson Pole vault 3.60 1 Q N/A 3.50 9
Gustaf Mattsson 3000 m steeplechase N/A 10:22.6 2 Q 10:32.1 4
Cross country N/A 28:16.0 10
Einar Nilsson Shot put 13.735 5 Q N/A 13.87 5
Evert Nilsson Pentathlon N/A Did not finish
Decathlon N/A 6433.530 5
Bertil Ohlson Pentathlon N/A 29 7
Decathlon N/A 6580.030 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Robert Olsson Hammer throw 44.19 10 N/A Did not advance
56 lb weight throw 8.555 12 N/A Did not advance
William Petersson Long jump 6.94 1 Q N/A 7.15 1st, gold medalist(s)
Sven Runström Triple jump 13.63 10 N/A Did not advance
Ernfrid Rydberg Pole vault 3.60 1 Q N/A 3.60 5
Ivar Sahlin Triple jump 13.86 5 Q N/A 14.175 5
Nils Sandström 100 m Unknown 5 Did not advance
200 m 23.6 2 Q 23.3 4 Did not advance
Hans Schuster Marathon N/A Did not finish
Eric Sundblad 400 m 52.0 1 Q 51.4 3 Q 52.0 6 Did not advance
Thorvig Svahn High jump 1.80 1 Q N/A 1.75 9
Carl-Enock Svensson Pentathlon N/A Did not finish
Malcolm Svensson Hammer throw 47.29 4 Q N/A 47.29 4
56 lb weight throw 9.45 5 Q N/A 9.455 5
Einar Thulin High jump 1.80 1 Q N/A 1.80 7
Lars Erik Tirén Pole vault No mark 15 N/A Did not advance
Rudolf Wåhlin Marathon N/A 2:59:23.0 23
Edvin Wide 1500 m N/A 4:03.8 4 Did not advance
Oscar Zallhagen Discus throw 40.16 5 Q N/A 41.07 4
John Zander 1500 m N/A 4:08.1 1 Q Did not finish
Eric Backman
Hilding Ekman
Gustaf Mattsson
Team cross country N/A 23 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Eric Backman
Sven Lundgren
Edvin Wide
John Zander
3000 m team race N/A 12 2 Q 24 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Nils Engdahl
Sven Krokström
Sven Malm
Eric Sundblad
4 × 400 m relay N/A 3:46.4 3 Q 3:24.3 5
Agne Holmström
Sven Malm
William Petersson
Nils Sandström
4 × 100 m relay N/A 43.4 1 Q 42.8 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Cycling[edit]

The Swedish team won silver in the men's team time trial

Four cyclists represented Sweden in 1920. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport. The Swedes competed only in the road time trial events, with Stenqvist posting the best time of all cyclists to take the gold medal. The combined team of the four Swedish cyclists was good for a silver medal.

Road cycling[edit]

Cyclist Event Final
Result Rank
Sigfrig Lundberg Time trial 5:03:02.6 22
Karl Malm Time trial 4:46:22.0 7
Axel Persson Time trial 4:53:43.6 12
Harry Stenqvist Time trial 4:40:01.8 1st, gold medalist(s)
Sigfrig Lundberg
Karl Malm
Axel Persson
Harry Stenqvist
Team time trial 19:23:10.0 2nd, silver medalist(s)

Equestrian[edit]

Twenty-two equestrians represented Sweden in 1920. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport. Sweden took four of the seven gold medals, and finished with a total of nine medals.

The five dressage competitors initially took the top five places in the individual competition, though Boltenstern was disqualified and thus the Swedes eventually held only the top four places (no team dressage event was held in 1920). It was the second straight time that Sweden had swept the dressage medals. The eventers took the top two individual places, as well as the gold medal in the team event. The individual jumpers' best result was a bronze medal, while a separate group of riders took the gold in the team event. The vaulters had the most difficulty, coming in at the bottom four spots if finishing at all, though still receiving the bronze in the team event because only three nations entered.

Equestrian Horse Event Final
Result Rank
Nils Åkerblöm Heikki Jumping 19.50 23
Gustaf Adolf Boltenstern Iron Dressage Disqualified
Karl Dyrsch Salamis Eventing Did not finish
Allan Ekman Tagore Jumping 21.50 24
Carl Green Vaulting 20.500 13
Gustaf Kilman Irving Jumping 10.00 15
Herman Kristoffersson Vaulting Did not finish
Carl Gustaf Lewenhaupt Mon Coeur Jumping 4.00 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Janne Lundblad Uno Dressage 27.9375 1st, gold medalist(s)
Åge Lundström Ysra Eventing 1738.75 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Eros Jumping 9.75 14
Anders Mårtensson Vaulting 20.250 15
Helmer Mörner Germania Eventing 1775.00 1st, gold medalist(s)
Fredrik Nilsson Vaulting 14.916 17
Oskar Nilsson Vaulting 18.666 16
Bertil Sandström Sabel Dressage 26.3125 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Georg von Braun Diana Eventing 1543.75 8
Wilhelm von Essen Nomeg Dressage 24.8750 4
Hans von Rosen Running Sister Dressage 25.1250 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Lars von Stockenström Reward Jumping 6.00 5
Carl Green
Anders Mårtensson
Oskar Nilsson
Team vaulting 59.416 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Gustaf Dyrsch
Åge Lundström
Helmer Mörner
Georg von Braun
Salamis
Ysra
Germania
Diana
Team eventing 5057.50 1st, gold medalist(s)
Claës König
Frank Martin
Daniel Norling
Hans von Rosen
Tresor
Kohort
Eros II
Poor Boy
Team jumping 14.00 1st, gold medalist(s)

Fencing[edit]

Eight fencers represented Sweden in 1920. It was the nation's fourth appearance in the sport. Lindblom was the only individual fencer to advance to a final, placing ninth in the épée. The épée was the only team event Sweden entered; the team went winless in its four matches in its semifinal pool.

Ranks given are within the group.

Fencer Event First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Knut Enell Épée 2–5 6 Did not advance
Foil N/A 4–2 3 Q 1–4 5 Did not advance
Carl Gripenstedt Épée 4–5 5 Q 3–7 10 Did not advance
Nils Hellsten Épée 6–2 1 Q 8–2 1 Q 4–7 8 Did not advance
Foil N/A 0–6 7 Did not advance
Gustaf Lindblom Épée 5–4 3 Q 7–3 2 Q 6–5 3 Q 4–7 9
Foil N/A 2–6 7 Did not advance
Einar Råberg Épée 0–8 9 Did not advance
Hans Törnblom Épée 2–4 7 Did not advance
Foil N/A 1–7 8 Did not advance
Bertil Uggla Épée 2–5 7 Did not advance
David Warholm Épée 3–5 6 Did not advance
Nils Hellsten
Gustaf Lindblom
Bertil Uggla
David Warholm
Team épée[2] N/A 0–4 6 Did not advance

Football[edit]

Sweden competed in the Olympic football tournament for the third time. Its first match was an easy 9–0 win over Greece. The second match also featured nine goals, but Sweden scored only four of them to lose in extra time. Sweden also lost in the first round of the consolation tournament.

First round

August 28, 1920
Sweden  9–0  Greece
Olsson Goal 4' Goal 79'
Karlsson Goal 15' Goal 20' Goal 21' Goal 51' Goal 85'
Wicksell Goal 25'
Dahl Goal 31'
Report
Olympisch Stadion, Antwerp
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Charles Barette (BEL)
Quarterfinals

August 29, 1920
Netherlands  5–4 (a.e.t.)  Sweden
Groosjohan Goal 10' Goal 57'
J. Bulder Goal 44' Goal 88' (pen.)
de Natris Goal 115'
Report Karlsson Goal 16' Goal 32'
Olsson Goal 20'
Dahl Goal 72'
Broodstraat, Antwerp
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Josef Fanta (TCH)
Consolation first round

September 1, 1920
Spain  2–1  Sweden
Belauste Goal 51'
Acedo Goal 53'
Report Dahl Goal 28'
Broodstraat, Antwerp
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Giovanni Mauro (ITA)
Final rank
8th

Gymnastics[edit]

Twenty-four gymnasts represented Sweden in 1920. It was the nation's fourth appearance in the sport. Sweden entered a team in the Swedish system competition, defeating Denmark and Belgium to win the gold medal. No Swedish gymnasts competed in the individual event, nor did Sweden enter teams in the other two team events.

Artistic gymnastics[edit]

Gymnast Event Final
Result Rank
Fausto Acke
Albert Andersson
Arvid Andersson-Holtman
Bengt Bengtsson
Fabian Biörck
Helge Bäckander
Erik Charpentier
Sture Ericsson-Ewreus
Ture Hedman
Åke Häger
Konrad Granström
Helge Gustafsson
Sven Johnson
Sven-Olof Jonsson
Karl Lindahl
Edmund Lindmark
Bengt Mohrberg
Frans Persson
Curt Sjöberg
Erik Svensen
Klas Särner
Gunnar Söderlindh
John Sörenson
Gösta Törner
Team, Swedish system 1363.833 1st, gold medalist(s)

Ice hockey[edit]

Sweden competed in the inaugural Olympic ice hockey tournament. The team was unfortunate in the use of the Bergvall System, which caused the Swedes to have to play six games in seven days and resulted in a fourth-place finish for a team which would have taken the silver medal in a straight single-elimination tournament.

Sweden started well, beating Belgium and France by a combined score of 12–0. In the final, however, the team faced a dominant Canadian side and fell 12–1. In the silver medal semifinals, Sweden was again defeated, this time by the United States who went on to win the silver medal and give Sweden a chance at the bronze. The Swedes finally got their third win in the bronze medal semifinals, beating Switzerland. The bronze medal match pitted Sweden against the only team the Swedes had not yet played in the 1920 Olympic tournament; Czechoslovakia's only goal of the tournament was enough to defeat Sweden, 1–0.

Quarterfinals
23 April 1920
 
Sweden  8–0
(5-0, 3-0)
 Belgium Palais de Glace d'Anvers, Antwerp
Semifinals
25 April 1920
 
Sweden  4–0
(2-0, 2-0)
 France Palais de Glace d'Anvers, Antwerp
Final
26 April 1920
 
Canada  12–1
(5-1, 7-0)
 Sweden Palais de Glace d'Anvers, Antwerp
Silver medal semifinals
27 April 1920
 
United States  7–0
(5-0, 2-0)
 Sweden Palais de Glace d'Anvers, Antwerp
Bronze medal semifinals
28 April 1920
 
Sweden  4–0
(2-0, 2-0)
  Switzerland Palais de Glace d'Anvers, Antwerp
Bronze medal match
29 April 1920
 
Czechoslovakia  1–0
(1-0, 0-0)
 Sweden Palais de Glace d'Anvers, Antwerp
Final rank
4th

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Four pentathletes represented Sweden in 1920. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport, having competed at both instances of the Olympic modern pentathlon. The Swedes continued their domination of the sport, sweeping the medals for the second time in two attempts and finishing with the four top spots in the competition.

A point-for-place system was used, with the lowest total score winning.

Pentathlete Final
Riding Fencing Shooting Swimming Running Total Rank
Erik de Laval 1 13 5 1 3 23 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Gustaf Dyrssen 6 2 2 6 2 18 1st, gold medalist(s)
Gösta Runö 4 1 16 5 1 27 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Bengt Uggla 13 5 10 13 5 46 4

Rowing[edit]

Six rowers represented Sweden in 1920. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport. Both boats were eliminated in their first race.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Rower Cox Event Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Nils Ljunglöf N/A Single sculls 7:49.6 2 Did not advance
John Lager
Nestor Östergren
Axel Eriksson
Gunnar Lager
Gösta Eriksson Coxed four N/A 7:12.0 2 Did not advance

Sailing[edit]

Eleven sailors represented Sweden in 1920. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport. There were three Swedish boats, competing in two classes, but no boats from any other nation competed against Sweden. In the 30 m² class, there was only one boat. The 40 m² was a competition between two Swedish crews. Unsurprisingly, Sweden took two gold medals and a silver.

Sailors Class Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Score Rank
Gösta Bengtsson
Gösta Lundqvist
Rolf Steffenburg
30 m² Unknown 1st, gold medalist(s)
Percy Almstedt
Erik Mellbin
Gustaf Svensson
Ragnar Svensson
40 m² Unknown 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Tore Holm
Yngve Holm
Axel Rydin
Georg Tengwall
40 m² Unknown 1st, gold medalist(s)

Skating[edit]

Figure skating[edit]

Four figure skaters represented Sweden in 1920. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport; Sweden was one of three countries to compete in both Summer Olympics figure skating competitions. The top Swedish skaters took both of the singles gold medals, with their second skaters in those two events taking a silver medal and a fourth place. Sweden entered no pairs.

Skater Event Final
Result Rank
Gillis Grafström Men's singles 7.0 1st, gold medalist(s)
Magda Julin Men's singles 12.0 1st, gold medalist(s)
Svea Norén Men's singles 12.5 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Ulrich Salchow Men's singles 25.5 4

Shooting[edit]

Swedish shooting team

Twenty-nine shooters represented Sweden in 1920. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport. Johansson won the nation's only gold medal of the year, in the 600 metre prone military rifle, as well as being on two of the medal-winning teams. In all, Sweden gathered ten medals, third-most of any nation in 1920. The six silver medals were the most of any country.

Shooter Event Final
Result Rank
Anders Andersson 50 m free pistol 467 6
Edward Benedicks 100 m deer, single shots Unknown
100 m deer, double shots Unknown
Erik Blomqvist 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 924 Unknown
300 m military rifle, prone 58 6
600 m military rifle, prone 58 5
Olle Ericsson 300 m military rifle, standing Unknown
Mauritz Eriksson 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 974 7
300 m military rifle, prone 58 6
300 m military rifle, standing 53 7
600 m military rifle, prone 59 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Oscar Eriksson 50 m small-bore rifle 370 Unknown
Gunnar Gabrielsson 50 m free pistol 460 Unknown
Walfrid Hellman 300 m military rifle, standing 53 7
Ture Holmberg 300 m military rifle, prone 57 Unknown
Sigvard Hultcrantz 50 m free pistol 450 Unknown
50 m small-bore rifle 382 Unknown
Werner Jernström 300 m military rifle, prone 57 Unknown
Hugo Johansson 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 961 Unknown
300 m military rifle, prone 58 6
300 m military rifle, standing Unknown
600 m military rifle, prone 59 1st, gold medalist(s)
Anders Johnson 50 m free pistol 448 Unknown
Gustaf Adolf Jonsson 300 m military rifle, prone 57 Unknown
600 m military rifle, prone 54 Unknown
Per Kinde 100 m deer, single shots Unknown
Trap Unknown
Viktor Knutsson 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 896 Unknown
Bengt Lagercrantz 100 m deer, single shots Unknown
100 m deer, double shots Unknown
Leon Lagerlöf 50 m small-bore rifle 375 Unknown
300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 836 Unknown
300 m military rifle, standing Unknown
Fredric Landelius 100 m deer, single shots 39 6
100 m deer, double shots 77 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Trap Unknown
Erik Lundquist Trap Unknown
Erik Ohlsson 50 m small-bore rifle 381 Unknown
300 m military rifle, prone 57 Unknown
600 m military rifle, prone 57 8
Casimir Reuterskiöld 50 m free pistol 464 8
Karl Richter Trap Unknown
Erik Sökjer-Petersén Trap Unknown
Ragnar Stare 50 m small-bore rifle 365 Unknown
Alfred Swahn 100 m deer, single shots 41 2nd, silver medalist(s)
100 m deer, double shots 67 Unknown
Trap Unknown
Oscar Swahn 100 m deer, single shots 37 8
Anders Andersson
Gunnar Gabrielsson
Sigvard Hultcrantz
Anders Johnson
Casimir Reuterskiöld
50 m team free pistol 2289 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Bror Andreasson
Erik Blomqvist
Mauritz Eriksson
Hugo Johansson
Gustaf Adolf Jonsson
300 & 600 m team military rifle, prone 558 6
Edward Benedicks
Bengt Lagercrantz
Fredric Landelius
Alfred Swahn
Oscar Swahn
100 m team deer, double shots 336 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Erik Blomqvist
Mauritz Eriksson
Ture Holmberg
Werner Jernström
Hugo Johansson
300 m team military rifle, prone 281 5
Erik Blomqvist
Mauritz Eriksson
Hugo Johansson
Gustaf Adolf Jonsson
Erik Ohlsson
600 m team military rifle, prone 287 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Erik Blomqvist
Mauritz Eriksson
Hugo Johansson
Viktor Knutsson
Leon Lagerlöf
Team free rifle 4591 6
Olle Ericsson
Mauritz Eriksson
Walfrid Hellman
Hugo Johansson
Leon Lagerlöf
300 m team military rifle, standing 255 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Oscar Eriksson
Sigvard Hultcrantz
Leon Lagerlöf
Erik Ohlsson
Ragnar Stare
50 m team small-bore rifle 1873 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Per Kinde
Bengt Lagercrantz
Karl Larsson
Alfred Swahn
Oscar Swahn
100 m team deer, single shots 153 4
Per Kinde
Fredric Landelius
Erik Lundquist
Karl Richter
Erik Sökjer-Petersén
Alfred Swahn
Team clay pigeons 500 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Tennis[edit]

Eight tennis players, five men and three women, competed for Sweden in 1920. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport. Fick was the most successful individual, reaching the semifinals before losing that match and the bronze medal match to take fourth place. All five of the doubles pairs lost their first match.

Player Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Rank
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Sigrid Fick Women's singles N/A Bye  Dahl (NOR)
W 7–5, 6–2
 de Borman (BEL)
W 6–4, 8–6
 Lenglen (FRA)
L 6–0, 6–1
 McKane (GBR)
L 6–2, 6–0
4
Margareta Lindberg Women's singles N/A  Gagliardi (ITA)
L 6–0
Did not advance 15
Fritz Lindqvist Men's singles  Flaquer (ESP)
L 0–6, 6–2, 6–3, 6–2
Did not advance 32
Jarl Malström Men's singles Bye  Žemla-Rázný (TCH)
W 4–6, 6–2, 6–3, 7–5
 Simon (SUI)
W 6–2, 6–2, 6–0
 Raymond (RSA)
L 6–3, 6–1, 6–1
Did not advance 5
Henning Müller Men's singles  Woosnam (GBR)
L 3–6, 6–1, 6–3, 6–3
Did not advance 32
Lily Strömberg Women's singles N/A Bye  Brehm (DEN)
W 7–5, 6–3
 Lenglen (FRA)
L 6–0, 6–0
Did not advance 5
Carl-Eric von Braun Men's singles  Bonacossa (ITA)
W 4–6, 6–1, 7–5, 6–2
 Lammens (BEL)
L 6–2, 6–1, 6–1
Did not advance 17
Olle Andersson
Henning Müller
Men's doubles N/A Bye  Langaard & Nielsen (NOR)
L 6–1, 6–8, 6–1, 6–4
Did not advance 9
Sigrid Fick
Fritz Lindqvist
Mixed doubles N/A  d'Ayen & Hirsch (FRA)
L 6–4, 6–2
Did not advance 14
Sigrid Fick
Lily Strömberg
Women's doubles N/A N/A Bye  d'Ayen & Lenglen (FRA)
L 6–4, 6–3
Did not advance 5
Jarl Malström
Lily Strömberg
Mixed doubles N/A Bye Bye  Hansen & Tegner (DEN)
L 0–6, 6–1, 6–2
Did not advance 5
Jarl Malström
Carl-Eric von Braun
Men's doubles N/A  Lammens & Washer (BEL)
L 6–2, 6–4, 6–3
Did not advance 17

Weightlifting[edit]

Six weightlifters represented Sweden in 1920. It was the nation's debut appearance in the sport. The Swedes took a pair of bronze medals, and no Swedish wrestler finished lower than sixth place.

Weightlifter Event Final
Result Rank
Erik Carlsson 82.5 kg 262.5 4
Otto Brunn +82.5 kg 250.0 5
Gustav Eriksson 60 kg 192.5 6
Carl Olofsson 67.5 kg 220.0 5
Albert Pettersson 75 kg 235.0 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Erik Pettersson 82.5 kg 267.5 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Wrestling[edit]

Thirteen wrestlers competed for Sweden in 1920. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport. Sweden was the second-most successful nation in 1920, behind only Finland. Sweden took three gold medals, as well as a silver and two bronzes.

Freestyle[edit]

Wrestler Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals / Bronze match Rank
Otto Borgström Middleweight Bye  Vergos (GRE) (W)  Frantz (USA) (L) Did not advance 5
Anders Larsson Light heavyweight N/A  Meyer (FRA) (W)  Gallén (FIN) (W)  Maurer (USA) (W)  Courant (SUI) (W) 1st, gold medalist(s)
Gottfrid Lindgren Middleweight Bye  Grimstad (NOR) (L) Did not advance 9
Ernst Nilsson Heavyweight N/A  McDonald (GBR) (W)  Pendleton (USA) (L)  Meyer (SUI) (D) 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Gottfrid Svensson Lightweight N/A  Metropoulos (USA) (W)  MacKenzie (GBR) (W)  Wright (GBR) (W)  Anttila (FIN) (L) 2nd, silver medalist(s)

Greco-Roman[edit]

Wrestler Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Rank
Silver quarters Silver semis Silver match
Bronze quarters Bronze semis Bronze match
Anders Ahlgren Heavyweight Bye  Bonneveld (NED) (W)  Vassboten (NOR) (W)  Sjouwerman (NED) (W)  Lindfors (FIN) (L) 8
Bye  Willkie (USA) (L) Did not advance
Did not advance
Carl Fältström Middleweight Bye  Gorletti (ITA) (W)  Perttilä (FIN) (L) Did not advance 11
Did not advance
Did not advance
Claes Johansson Light heavyweight Bye  Rosenqvist (FIN) (W)  Eriksen (DEN) (W)  Tetens (DEN) (W)  Sint (NED) (W) 1st, gold medalist(s)
N/A Won gold
N/A
Holger Lindberg Lightweight  Nolton (NED) (W)  Andersen (NOR) (L) Did not advance 12
Did not advance
Did not advance
Ernst Nilsson Heavyweight Bye  van den Bril (BEL) (W)  Sjouwerman (NED) (L) Did not advance 10
Did not advance
Did not advance
Gustaf Nilsson Lightweight Bye  Frydenlund (NOR) (L) Did not advance 12
Did not advance
Did not advance
Sven Ohlsson Light heavyweight  Duvinet (FRA) (W)  Maichle (USA) (L) Did not advance 10
N/A Did not advance
N/A
Fritiof Svensson Featherweight Bye  Jensen (DEN) (W)  Friman (FIN) (L) Did not advance 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
N/A  Kähkönen (FIN) (L) Did not advance
Bye  Boumans (BEL) (W)  Torgensen (DEN) (W)
Gottfrid Svensson Featherweight Bye  Porro (ITA) (L) Did not advance 11
N/A Did not advance
Did not advance
Calle Westergren Middleweight  Eillebrecht (NED) (W)  Dechmann (LUX) (W)  Vanderleenden (BEL) (W)  Perttilä (FIN) (W)  Lindfors (FIN) (W) 1st, gold medalist(s)
Won gold
Won gold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sweden at the 1920 Antwerp Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  2. ^ "Netherlands Fencing at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games". Sports-Reference.  Composition for teams.

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