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Gustaf Adolf Boltenstern, Jr.

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGustaf Adolf•Boltenstern, Jr.
Used nameGustaf Adolf•Boltenstern, Jr.
Nick/petnamesGösta, Bolten
Born15 May 1904 in Stockholm (SWE)
Died31 March 1995 in Mariefred, Strängnäs (SWE)
AffiliationsK1 IF, Stockholm (SWE)
NOC Sweden

Biography

Gustaf Adolf Boltenstern Jr. took part in four Olympic Games from 1932-56, missing 1936, and won a medal every time. In individual dressage, he won a bronze medal in 1948, winning team gold medals in 1952 and 1956. In 1948 the Swedish team only lost the gold medal due to the disqualification of his teammate Gehnäll Persson, who was not a legitimate military officer in 1948, as required. Boltenstern won his only individual medal with the horse Trumf, but his two gold medals came with the gelding Krest. In 1956 Boltenstern was the Swedish flag-bearer at the Opening Ceremony at the Stockholm Equestrian Games. He was descended from a German-Swedish noble lineage originally from Pomerania under the name Bolte, ennobled in Sweden in 1675 as Boltenstern.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) SWE Gustaf Adolf Boltenstern, Jr.
Individual, Men (Olympic) Ingo 8
Team, Men (Olympic) Ingo / Sweden 2 Silver
1948 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) SWE Gustaf Adolf Boltenstern, Jr.
Individual, Men (Olympic) Trumf 3 Bronze
Team, Men (Olympic) Trumf / Sweden AC
1952 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) SWE Gustaf Adolf Boltenstern, Jr.
Individual, Open (Olympic) Krest 5
Team, Open (Olympic) Krest / Sweden 1 Gold
1956 Equestrian Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) SWE Gustaf Adolf Boltenstern, Jr.
Individual, Open (Olympic) Krest 7
Team, Open (Olympic) Krest / Sweden 1 Gold

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1956 Equestrian Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony SWE Gustaf Adolf Boltenstern, Jr.

Olympic family relations