Karl Gustaf Staaf

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameKarl Gustaf Vilhelm•Staaf (Johansson-)
Used nameKarl Gustaf•Staaf
Born6 April 1881 in Stockholm, Stockholm (SWE)
Died15 February 1953 in Motala, Östergötland (SWE)
AffiliationsDjurgårdens IF, Stockholm (SWE)
NOC Sweden
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Karl Gustaf Staaf was one of the three Swedes on the combined Danish / Swedish team that won the tug-of-war event at the 1900 Paris Olympics. Staaf also competed in four athletics events in 1900, the triple jump, standing triple jump, pole vault, and hammer throw, and also competed in the handicap discus throw, in which he placed third. In 1900 Staaf won Swedish titles in the pole vault, discus, and pentathlon. He was a member of Djurgårdens Idrottsförening


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Athletics SWE Karl Gustaf Staaf
Pole Vault, Men (Olympic) 7
Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) AC
Standing Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) AC
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) DNS
Hammer Throw, Men (Olympic) 5
Discus Throw, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 3
Tug-Of-War SWE Karl Gustaf Staaf
Tug-Of-War, Men (Olympic) Mixed team 1 Gold