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Erik Granfelt

Biographical information

Medals OG IG
Gold 1 0
Silver 0 0
Bronze 0 1
Total 1 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Intercalated Games
Full nameErik Gustaf•Granfelt
Used nameErik•Granfelt
Born17 November 1883 in Stockholm (SWE)
Died18 February 1962 in Täby (SWE)
AffiliationsStockholms GF, Täby (SWE)
NOC Sweden


Erik Granfelt won a bronze medal in tug-of-war at the 1906 Athina Olympics, and in 1908 returned as a member of the Swedish gymnastics team that won the gold medal. Erik Granfelt was the Swedish flagbearer at the 1908 Olympic Opening Ceremony. Two of his brothers, Nils Granfelt and Hans Granfelt were also Olympic athletes, with Nils winning a team gymnastics gold medal in 1912. Hans was a discus thrower at the 1920 Olympics and then returned 16 years later to compete in fencing at the Berlin Olympics. Erik Granfelt was also a high level footballer (soccer), helping AIK (Allmänna Idrottsklubben) win the 1901 Swedish Championship.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1906 Intercalated Games Tug-Of-War SWE Erik Granfelt
Tug-Of-War, Men (Intercalated) Sweden 3 Bronze
Athletics SWE Erik Granfelt
Javelin Throw, Freestyle, Men (Intercalated) DNS
1908 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) SWE Erik Granfelt
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Sweden 1 Gold

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1908 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony SWE Erik Granfelt

Olympic family relations