Sweden at the 1928 Winter Olympics

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Sweden at the
1928 Winter Olympics
Flag of Sweden.svg
NOCSwedish Olympic Committee
Websitewww.sok.se (in Swedish) (in English)
in St. Moritz
Competitors24 (men) in 6 sports
Flag bearerViking Harbom, ice hockey (official)
Ranked 3rd
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Athletes from Sweden competed in the 1928 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland.


Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Per-Erik Hedlund Cross-country skiing Men's 50 km
 Gold Gillis Grafström Figure skating Men's singles
 Silver Gustaf Jonsson Cross-country skiing Men's 50 km
 Silver Sweden men's national ice hockey team
Carl Abrahamsson Nils Johansson Wilhelm Petersén
Emil Bergman Ernst Karlberg Kurt Sucksdorff
Birger Holmqvist Erik Larsson
Gustaf Johansson Bertil Linde
Henry Johansson Sigfrid Öberg
Ice hockey Men's competition
 Bronze Volger Andersson Cross-country skiing Men's 50 km

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
18 km Volger Andersson DNF
Sven Utterström 1'42:04 9
Lars-Theodor Jonsson 1'41:59 7
Per-Erik Hedlund 1'41:51 6
50 km Anders Ström 5'21:54 7
Volger Andersson 5'05:46 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Gustaf Jonsson 5'05:30 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Per-Erik Hedlund 4'52:03 1st, gold medalist(s)

Figure skating[edit]

Athlete Event CF FS Places Points Final rank
Gillis Grafström Men's singles 1 1 12 1630.75 1st, gold medalist(s)

Ice hockey[edit]

Group B[edit]

The top team (highlighted) advanced to the medal round.

 Sweden 2 1 0 1 5 2
 Czechoslovakia 2 1 1 0 3 5
 Poland 2 0 1 1 4 5
February 11  Sweden 3:0
February 12  Sweden 2:2

Medal round[edit]

The top teams from each of the three groups, plus Canada, which had received a bye into the medal round, played a 3-game round-robin to determine the medal winners.

 Canada 3 3 0 38 0
 Sweden 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3 2 1 7 12
  Switzerland 3 1 2 4 17
 Great Britain 3 0 3 1 21
February 17  Canada 11:0
February 18   Switzerland 0:4
February 19  Sweden 3:1
 Great Britain
2  Sweden (SWE)
Carl Abrahamsson (Södertälje SK)
Emil Bergman (Nacka SK)
Birger Holmqvist (IK Göta)
Gustaf Johansson (IK Göta)
Henry Johansson (Södertälje SK)
Nils Johansson (Djurgårdens IF)
Ernst Karlberg (Djurgårdens IF)
Erik Larsson (Hammarby IF)
Bertil Linde (Karlbergs BK)
Sigfrid Öberg (Hammarby IF)
Wilhelm Petersén (Södertälje SK)
Kurt Sucksdorff (IK Göta)

Nordic combined[edit]


  • 18 km cross-country skiing
  • normal hill ski jumping

The cross-country skiing part of this event was combined with the main medal event of cross-country skiing. Those results can be found above in this article in the cross-country skiing section. Some athletes (but not all) entered in both the cross-country skiing and Nordic combined event, their time on the 18 km was used for both events. One would expect that athletes competing at the Nordic combined event, would participate in the cross-country skiing event as well, as they would have the opportunity to win more than one medal. This was not always the case due to the maximum number of athletes that could represent a country per event.

The ski jumping (normal hill) event was held separate from the main medal event of ski jumping, results can be found in the table below.

Athlete Event Cross-country Ski Jumping Total
Time Points Rank Distance 1 Distance 2 Total points Rank Points Rank
Sven Eriksson Individual 1'52:20 12.375 11 51.5 57.5 16.312 5 14.593 6

Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 (Dist.) Jump 2 (Dist.) Total
Points Rank
Sven-Olof Lundgren Normal hill 48.0 59.0 16.708 5
Bertil Carlsson 51.5 61.0 16.187 10
Sven Eriksson 52.0 62.5 (fall) 11.500 31
Axel-Herman Nilsson 53.5 60.0 16.937 4

Speed skating[edit]

Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Gustaf Andersson 47.9 23
1500 m Gustaf Andersson 2:27.5 9
5000 m Gustaf Andersson 9:09.7 9


  • Comité Olympique Suisse (1928). Résultats des Concours des IImes Jeux Olympiques d'hiver (PDF) (in French). Lausanne: Imprimerie du Léman. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
  • Olympic Winter Games 1928, full results by sports-reference.com