Edward Lindberg

Edward "Ed" Ferdinand Jacob Lindberg (November 9, 1886 – February 16, 1978) was an American Olympic athlete, winner of the gold medal in 4 × 400 m relay at the 1912 Summer Olympics. He was born in Cherokee, Iowa to a Swedish family and died in Highland Park, Illinois.

Edward Lindberg
Charles Reidpath, Edward Lindberg, James Meredith and Melvin Sheppard 1912.jpg
Charles Reidpath, Edward Lindberg, James Meredith and Melvin Sheppard at the 1912 Olympics
Personal information
BornNovember 9, 1886
Cherokee, Iowa, United States
DiedFebruary 16, 1978 (aged 91)
Highland Park, Illinois, United States
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb)
Sport
SportSprint running
ClubChicago AA

Lindberg won the AAU championships in 440 yd in 1909 and 1911. At the Stockholm Olympics, Lindberg won the bronze medal in 400 m and ran the second leg in the American 4 × 400 m relay team, which won the gold medal with a new world record of 3.16.6. At the same Olympics he competed in the baseball event which was held as demonstration sport.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Edward Lindberg's Edward Lindberg. Sports Reference.com