Sweden at the 1900 Summer Olympics

Sweden competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris[1] under the IOC country code SWE. It was the second appearance of the European nation. Swedish results are typically separated from those of Norwegian competitors despite the personal union of the two kingdoms.

Sweden at the
1900 Summer Olympics
Flag of Sweden during union with Norway
IOC codeSWE
NOCSwedish Olympic Committee
Websitewww.sok.se (in Swedish) (in English)
in Paris
Competitors10 in 4 sports
Medals
Ranked 20th
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Medalists

Gold medals were not given at the 1900 Games. A silver medal was given for a first place, and a bronze medal was given for second. The International Olympic Committee has retroactively assigned gold, silver, and bronze medals to competitors who earned 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-place finishes, respectively, in order to bring early Olympics in line with current awards.

Gold

Three Swedish athletes, August Nilsson, Gustaf Söderström and Karl Gustaf Staaf, were part of a mixed team with three Danish athletes that won the Tug of War competition.

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 BronzeErnst FastAthleticsMen's marathon19 July

Results by event

Athletics

8 Swedish athletes competed in 11 events, winning a bronze medal in the marathon.

EventPlaceAthleteHeatSemifinalRepechageFinal
60 metresIsaac WestergrenUnknown
AC, heat 1
None heldDid not advance
100 metresIsaac WestergrenUnknown
4th, heat 5
Did not advance
Marathon3rdErnst FastNone held3:37:14.0
Johan NyströmDid not finish
EventPlaceAthleteQualifierFinal
Long jump11thTore Blom5.770 metres
11th
Did not advance
12thEric Lemming5.500 metres
12th
Triple jump7th-13thEric LemmingNone heldUnknown
Karl StaafUnknown
High jump4thEric LemmingNone held1.70 metres
8thTore Blom1.50 metres
Pole vault4thEric LemmingNone held3.10 metres
7thKarl Staaf2.80 metres
8thAugust Nilsson2.60 metres
Standing triple jump5th-10thKarl StaafNone heldUnknown
Shot put6thGustaf Söderström11.18 metres
6th
Did not advance
9thAugust Nilsson10.86 metres
9th
Discus throw6thGustaf Söderström33.07 metres
6th
Did not advance
8thEric Lemming32.50 metres
8th
Hammer throw4thEric LemmingNone heldUnknown
5thKarl StaafUnknown

Fencing

Sweden first competed in fencing at the Olympics in the sport's second appearance. The nation sent one fencer.

EventPlaceFencerRound 1QuarterfinalsRepechageSemifinalsFinal
Foil38-54Emil FickNot advanced
by jury
Did not advance

Swimming

Sweden was represented by one swimmer in its first Olympic swimming appearance. Erickson advanced to the final in two of his three events, but won no medals.

EventPlaceSwimmerSemifinalsFinal
Men's 200 metre
freestyle
12thErik Erickson3:05.8
4th, semifinal 1
Did not advance
Men's 1000 metre
freestyle
9thErik Erickson17:41.2
3rd, semifinal 1
17:50.0
Men's 200 metre
backstroke
8thErik Erickson4:05.4
4th, semifinal 3
3:56.4

Tug of war

Sweden contributed 3 of the 6 members of the gold medal winning team in the inaugural tug of war competition.

EventPlaceAthletesMatch 1
Tug of war1stEdgar Aabye (DEN)
August Nilsson
Eugen Schmidt (DEN)
Gustaf Söderström
Karl Gustaf Staaf
Charles Winckler (DEN)
Won vs. France
2-0

References

  1. "Sweden:1900 Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2 April 2010.
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