Gösta Möller

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameSven Gösta•Möller
Used nameGösta•Möller
Born15 June 1887 in Karlskrona, Blekinge (SWE)
Died23 September 1983 in Karlskrona, Blekinge (SWE)
AffiliationsKarlskrona AIF, Karlskrona (SWE)
NOC Sweden


Major General Sven Gösta Möller served in the Swedish Coastal Artillery in the Swedish Navy where he held several command roles. Möller started out as a second-lieutenant in the coastal artillery in 1910, working his way through the ranks, ultimately becoming a major general in the Admiralty Reserve in 1947. From 1938 to 1941 he was the commanding officer of the Gotland Coastal Artillery Regiment. This was followed by being the commanding officer of the Karlskrona Coastal Artillery Regiment from 1941 to 1943, and the commanding officer of the Blekinge Coastal Artillery Defence from 1943 to 1947.

Prior to his naval career Möller was a sprinter who competed at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. He ran in both the 200 and 400 metres but was eliminated in the heats in both races. Möller was also scheduled to run in the 100 metres but did not start the event.

Personal Bests: 200 – 23.4e (1912); 400 – 52.0u (1912).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics SWE Gösta Möller
100 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
200 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 h10 r1/3
400 metres, Men (Olympic) 4 h5 r1/3