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Herbert Lindström

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCarl Herbert•Lindström
Used nameHerbert•Lindström
Born16 March 1886 in Harö, Norrtälje (SWE)
Died26 October 1951 in Harö, Norrtälje (SWE)
AffiliationsStockholmspolisens IF, Stockholm (SWE)
NOC Sweden


Herbert Lindström was a member of the Swedish tug-of-war team that won the gold medal in the event at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. There were only two teams entered and Sweden won the title by defeating Great Britain in the only match. The Swedish squad was made up of seven police officers and Lindström, a fisherman. Although he was a fisherman, Lindström competed for Stockholmspolisens Idrottsförening, the police sports club. He later died from pneumonia after spending a very cold night on his boat.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Tug-Of-War SWE Herbert Lindström
Tug-Of-War, Men (Olympic) Sweden 1 Gold