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Harry Stenqvist

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameErik Harry•Stenqvist
Used nameHarry•Stenqvist
Born25 December 1893 in Chicago, Illinois (USA)
Died9 December 1968 in Örebro (SWE)
AffiliationsCK Uni, Storvreta, Uppsala (SWE)
NOC Sweden

Biography

Harry Stenqvist was born in the United States to Swedish parents. At Antwerpen in 1920, he won the gold medal in the individual road race and also won a silver medal in the team event. He won national titles in the team event in 1912-15 and individual time trial titles in 1915 (10 km, 100 km) and 1920 (10 km). In 1916, his amateur status was questioned and at a board meeting his application for an amateur license was rejected (together with Ragnar Malm’s). However, on appeal to the Swedish Cycling Federation Stenqvist later received his license.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Cycling Road (Cycling) SWE Harry Stenqvist
Road Race, Individual, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Road Race, Team, Men (Olympic) Sweden 2 Silver