Erik Sökjer-Petersén

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameErik Julius•Sökjer-Petersén
Used nameErik•Sökjer-Petersén
Born4 December 1887 in Hyby, Svedala, Skåne (SWE)
Died17 April 1967 in Åkarp, Burlöv, Skåne (SWE)
AffiliationsStockholms SkarpSF, Stockholm (SWE) / Malmö SG, Malmö (SWE)
NOC Sweden
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


In 1912, Erik Sökjer-Petersén, born in the small town of Hyby in Sweden’s southernmost province Skåne, took part in both individual running deer events, single and double shot. Eight years later, he made his second Olympic appearance, this time in clay pigeon shooting, winning the bronze medal with the Swedish team. Sökjer-Petersén was a trained forester and specialized in nursing deciduous forests. He also died in his native Skåne.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Shooting SWE Erik Sökjer-Petersén
Running Target, Single Shot, Men (Olympic) 12
Running Target, Double Shot, Men (Olympic) 7
1920 Summer Olympics Shooting SWE Erik Sökjer-Petersén
Trap, Team, Men (Olympic) Sweden 3 Bronze