Carl August Kronlund

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCarl August Verner•Kronlund
Used nameCarl August•Kronlund
Born25 August 1865 in Skövde, Västra Götaland (SWE)
Died15 August 1937 in Stockholm, Stockholm (SWE)
AffiliationsStockholms Curlingklubb, Stockholm (SWE)
NOC Sweden
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1


Carl August Kronlund played lead right-handed for the second Swedish curling team at the first Winter Olympics. At 58 years of age, he was not only the oldest medal winner at Winter Olympics but also the oldest competitor. He opened the game against France, which was won by Sweden 18-10. Kronlund lived with his wife Elin in Stockholm.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Winter Olympics Curling SWE Carl August Kronlund
Curling, Men (Olympic) Sweden 2 Silver