Erik Larsson

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameErik Victor•Larsson
Used nameErik•Larsson
Born14 May 1888 in Axberg, Örebro, Örebro (SWE)
Died23 August 1934 in Stockholm, Stockholm (SWE)
AffiliationsStockholmspolisens IF, Stockholm (SWE)
NOC Sweden
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Erik Larsson was a member of the Swedish tug-of-war team that won the gold medal in the event at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. There were only two teams entered and Sweden won the title by defeating Great Britain in the only match. The Swedish squad was made up of seven police officers and Herbert Lindström, a fisherman. Larsson was a police officer and competed for Stockholmspolisens Idrottsförening, the police sports club. He also competed on the Swedish team that won the 1913 world title.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Tug-Of-War SWE Erik Larsson
Tug-Of-War, Men (Olympic) Sweden 1 Gold