Sweden at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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Sweden at the
1900 Summer Olympics
Swedish civil ensign (1844-1905).svg
Flag of Sweden during union with Norway
IOC code SWE
NOC Swedish Olympic Committee
Website www.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

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.

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Medalists

Gold medals were not given at the 1900 Games. A silver medal was given for 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.

MedalNameSportEventDate
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Ernst Fast Athletics Men's marathon 19 July

Results by event

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 Nystrom. Sitting: Gustaf Soderstrom, F Berg (leader). On the ground: Ernst Fast and Eric Lemming. Swedish athletes at the 1900 Summer Olympics.jpg
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.

Aquatics

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.

SwimmerEventSemifinalsFinal
ResultRankResultRank
Erik Erickson Men's 200 metre freestyle 3:05.84Did not advance
Erik Erickson Men's 1000 metre freestyle 17:41.23 q17:50.09
Erik Erickson Men's 200 metre backstroke 4:05.44 q3:56.48

Athletics

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

Track and road events
AthleteEventHeatSemifinalRepechageFinal
ResultRankResultRankResultRankResultRank
Isaac Westergren Men's 60 metres Unknown4–5N/ADid not advance
Isaac Westergren Men's 100 metres Unknown4Did not advance
Ernst Fast Men's marathon N/A3:37:14.0Bronze medal icon.svg
Johan Nyström DNF
Field events
AthleteEventQualifierFinal
ResultRankResultRank
Tore Blom Long jump 5.77011Did not advance
Eric Lemming 5.50012Did not advance
Eric Lemming Men's triple jump N/AUnknown7–13
Karl Staaf Unknown7–13
Tore Blom Men's high jump N/A1.508
Eric Lemming 1.704
Eric Lemming Men's pole vault N/A3.104
August Nilsson 2.608
Karl Staaf 2.807
Karl Staaf Men's standing triple jump N/AUnknown5–10
August Nilsson Men's shot put 10.869Did not advance
Gustaf Söderström 11.186Did not advance
Eric Lemming Men's discus throw 32.508Did not advance
Gustaf Söderström 33.076Did not advance
Eric Lemming Men's hammer throw N/AUnknown4
Karl Staaf Unknown5

Fencing

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

FencerEventRound 1QuarterfinalsRepechageSemifinalsFinal
ResultRankResultRankResultRankResultRankResultRank
Emil Fick Men's foil Not advancedDid not advance

Tug of war

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

AthletesEventFinalRank
Opposition
Result
Tug of war Flag of France.svg  France
W 2–0
Gold medal icon.svg

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References

  1. "Sweden:1900 Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 2 April 2010.