Jón Halldórsson

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Competed in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameJón•Halldórsson
Used nameJón•Halldórsson
Born2 November 1889 in Reykjavík, Höfuðborgarsvæði (ISL)
Died7 July 1984 in Reykjavík, Höfuðborgarsvæði (ISL)
NOC Iceland


As well as competing in sprint events Iceland’s Jón Halldórsson also practised glíma, a traditional form of Icelandic wrestling. Halldórsson ran in the 100 metres at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics but finished in last place in his heat. He was also scheduled to run in the 200 metres but did not start the race. Glíma was a demonstration sport at the Stockholm Games with Halldórsson being one of the six athletes to take part in the event.

Personal Best: 100 – 11.6 (1910).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics ISL Jón Halldórsson
100 metres, Men (Olympic) AC h8 r1/3
200 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
Glíma ISL Jón Halldórsson
Glíma, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 6