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Oscar Olson

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameOscar G.•Olson
Used nameOscar•Olson
AffiliationsMilwaukee AC, Milwaukee (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Oscar Olson represented the Milwaukee AC on the winning tug-of-war team in 1904. Like all the members of that team, he was actually from Chicago. There was a team event in the 1904 Olympic athletics (track & field) competition, with the Milwaukee AC a contender for the team title. The club convinced several Chicago athletes, including Olson, to compete for them in tug-of-war, which was considered an event in track & field in that era. Olson also placed fourth in the two-handed weightlifting event at the 1904 Olympics.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Tug-Of-War USA Oscar Olson
Tug-Of-War, Men (Olympic) Milwaukee Athletic Club 1 Gold
Weightlifting USA Oscar Olson
Unlimited, Two Hands, Men (Olympic) 4