August Nilsson

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAugust•Nilsson
Used nameAugust•Nilsson
Born15 October 1872 in Trollenäs, Eslöv, Skåne (SWE)
Died23 May 1921 in Stockholm, Stockholm (SWE)
AffiliationsIK Stockholm, Stockholm (SWE)
NOC Sweden
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


August Nilsson was one of the three Swedes on the combined Danish / Swedish team that won the tug-of-war event at the 1900 Paris Olympics. Nilsson also competed in athletics at the 1900 Olympics, in the pole vault and shot put. He competed for Idrottsklubben Stockholm. Nilsson was born in Trollenäs, outside of Eslöv, and later moved to Stockholm where he eventually died.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Athletics SWE August Nilsson
Pole Vault, Men (Olympic) 8
Shot Put, Men (Olympic) 9
Tug-Of-War SWE August Nilsson
Tug-Of-War, Men (Olympic) Mixed team 1 Gold