Sweden at the 1920 Summer Olympics

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]

Sweden at the
1920 Summer Olympics
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IOC codeSWE
NOCSwedish Olympic Committee
Websitewww.sok.se (in Swedish and English)
in Antwerp
Competitors260 (247 men and 13 women) in 18 sports
Medals
Ranked 2nd
Gold
19
Silver
20
Bronze
25
Total
64
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

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

AquaticsEdit

DivingEdit

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  
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  
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  
Arvid Wallman Plain high dive 8 175.5 1 Q 7 183.5  
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  

SwimmingEdit

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  
400 m breast 6:46.2 1 Q 6:45.0 2 Q 6:45.2  
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  
400 m breast 6:49.0 1 Q 6:44.8 1 Q 6:31.8  
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  

Water poloEdit

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
  Bronze

AthleticsEdit

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  
Knut Alm Cross country N/A Unknown 30
Erik Almlöf Triple jump 14.19 2 Q N/A 14.27  
Eric Backman 5000 m N/A 15:34.0 2 Q 15:13.0  
10000 m N/A 32:48.5 2 Q Did not finish
Cross country N/A 27:17.6  
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  
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  
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  
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  
56 lb weight throw 10.255 3 Q N/A 10.255  
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  
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  
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  
Eric Backman
Sven Lundgren
Edvin Wide
John Zander
3000 m team race N/A 12 2 Q 24  
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  

CyclingEdit

 
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 cyclingEdit

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  
Sigfrig Lundberg
Karl Malm
Axel Persson
Harry Stenqvist
Team time trial 19:23:10.0  

EquestrianEdit

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  
Janne Lundblad Uno Dressage 27.9375  
Åge Lundström Ysra Eventing 1738.75  
Eros Jumping 9.75 14
Anders Mårtensson Vaulting 20.250 15
Helmer Mörner Germania Eventing 1775.00  
Fredrik Nilsson Vaulting 14.916 17
Oskar Nilsson Vaulting 18.666 16
Bertil Sandström Sabel Dressage 26.3125  
Georg von Braun Diana Eventing 1543.75 8
Wilhelm von Essen Nomeg Dressage 24.8750 4
Hans von Rosen Running Sister Dressage 25.1250  
Lars von Stockenström Reward Jumping 6.00 5
Carl Green
Anders Mårtensson
Oskar Nilsson
Team vaulting 59.416  
Gustaf Dyrsch
Åge Lundström
Helmer Mörner
Georg von Braun
Salamis
Ysra
Germania
Diana
Team eventing 5057.50  
Claës König
Frank Martin
Daniel Norling
Hans von Rosen
Tresor
Kohort
Eros II
Poor Boy
Team jumping 14.00  

FencingEdit

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

FootballEdit

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
Sweden  9–0  Greece
Olsson   4'   79'
Karlsson   15'   20'   21'   51'   85'
Wicksell   25'
Dahl   31'
Report
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Charles Barette (BEL)
Quarterfinals
Netherlands  5–4 (a.e.t.)  Sweden
Groosjohan   10'   57'
J. Bulder   44'   88' (pen.)
de Natris   115'
Report Karlsson   16'   32'
Olsson   20'
Dahl   72'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Josef Fanta (TCH)
Consolation first round
Spain  2–1  Sweden
Belauste   51'
Acedo   53'
Report Dahl   28'
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Giovanni Mauro (ITA)
Final rank
8th

GymnasticsEdit

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 gymnasticsEdit

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  

Ice hockeyEdit

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)
  BelgiumPalais de Glace d'Anvers, Antwerp
Semifinals
25 April 1920
 
Sweden  4–0
(2-0, 2-0)
  FrancePalais de Glace d'Anvers, Antwerp
Final
26 April 1920
 
Canada  12–1
(5-1, 7-0)
  SwedenPalais de Glace d'Anvers, Antwerp
Silver medal semifinals
27 April 1920
 
United States  7–0
(5-0, 2-0)
  SwedenPalais de Glace d'Anvers, Antwerp
Bronze medal semifinals
28 April 1920
 
Sweden  4–0
(2-0, 2-0)
   SwitzerlandPalais de Glace d'Anvers, Antwerp
Bronze medal match
29 April 1920
 
Czechoslovakia  1–0
(1-0, 0-0)
  SwedenPalais de Glace d'Anvers, Antwerp
Final rank
4th

Modern pentathlonEdit

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  
Gustaf Dyrssen 6 2 2 6 2 18  
Gösta Runö 4 1 16 5 1 27  
Bengt Uggla 13 5 10 13 5 46 4

RowingEdit

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

SailingEdit

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  
Percy Almstedt
Erik Mellbin
Gustaf Svensson
Ragnar Svensson
40 m² Unknown  
Tore Holm
Yngve Holm
Axel Rydin
Georg Tengwall
40 m² Unknown  

SkatingEdit

Figure skatingEdit

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  
Magda Julin Men's singles 12.0  
Svea Norén Men's singles 12.5  
Ulrich Salchow Men's singles 25.5 4

ShootingEdit

 
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  
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  
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  
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  
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  
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  
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  
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  
Oscar Eriksson
Sigvard Hultcrantz
Leon Lagerlöf
Erik Ohlsson
Ragnar Stare
50 m team small-bore rifle 1873  
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  

TennisEdit

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
Sune Malmström 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

WeightliftingEdit

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  
Erik Pettersson 82.5 kg 267.5  

WrestlingEdit

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.

FreestyleEdit

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)  
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)  
Gottfrid Svensson Lightweight N/A   Metropoulos (USA) (W)   MacKenzie (GBR) (W)   Wright (GBR) (W)   Anttila (FIN) (L)  

Greco-RomanEdit

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)  
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  
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)  
Won gold
Won gold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sweden at the 1920 Antwerp Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2012-06-23.
  2. ^ "Netherlands Fencing at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games". Sports-Reference. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Composition for teams.

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