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
Swedish civil ensign (1844–1905).svg
Flag of Sweden during union with Norway
IOC codeSWE
NOCSwedish Olympic Committee
Websitewww.sok.se (in Swedish and 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

MedalistsEdit

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.

GoldEdit

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
  Bronze Ernst Fast Athletics Men's marathon 19 July

Results by eventEdit

 
The Swedish athletes at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. Standing from the left: Karl Gustaf Staaf, August Nilsson, Isaac Westergren, Tore Blom, Johan F Nyström. Sitting: Gustaf Söderström, F Berg (leader). On the ground: Ernst Fast and Eric Lemming.

AthleticsEdit

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

Track and road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Repechage Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Isaac Westergren Men's 60 metres Unknown 4–5 N/A Did not advance
Isaac Westergren Men's 100 metres Unknown 4 Did not advance
Ernst Fast Men's marathon N/A 3:37:14.0  
Johan Nyström DNF
Field events
Athlete Event Qualifier Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Tore Blom Long jump 5.770 11 Did not advance
Eric Lemming 5.500 12 Did not advance
Eric Lemming Men's triple jump N/A Unknown 7–13
Karl Staaf Unknown 7–13
Tore Blom Men's high jump N/A 1.50 8
Eric Lemming 1.70 4
Eric Lemming Men's pole vault N/A 3.10 4
August Nilsson 2.60 8
Karl Staaf 2.80 7
Karl Staaf Men's standing triple jump N/A Unknown 5–10
August Nilsson Men's shot put 10.86 9 Did not advance
Gustaf Söderström 11.18 6 Did not advance
Eric Lemming Men's discus throw 32.50 8 Did not advance
Gustaf Söderström 33.07 6 Did not advance
Eric Lemming Men's hammer throw N/A Unknown 4
Karl Staaf Unknown 5

FencingEdit

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

Fencer Event Round 1 Quarterfinals Repechage Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Emil Fick Men's foil Not advanced Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

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.

Swimmer Event Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Erik Erickson Men's 200 metre freestyle 3:05.8 4 Did not advance
Erik Erickson Men's 1000 metre freestyle 17:41.2 3 q 17:50.0 9
Erik Erickson Men's 200 metre backstroke 4:05.4 4 q 3:56.4 8

Tug of warEdit

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

Athletes Event Final Rank
Opposition
Result
Tug of war   France
W 2–0
 

ReferencesEdit

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