Yngve Stiernspetz

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameYngve•Stiernspetz
Used nameYngve•Stiernspetz
Born27 April 1887 in Eksjö (SWE)
Died4 April 1945 in Lidingö (SWE)
AffiliationsStockholms GF, Täby (SWE)
NOC Sweden

Biography

A member of the large Swedish team, Yngve Stiernspetz won a gold medal in the Swedish System Team competition, an event only held at the 1912 Stockholm and 1920 Antwerpen Olympics. A volunteer with the Swedish artillery after completing high school, Stiernspetz rose through the ranks, making captain in 1925. He became head of the Småland artillery regiment in 1927. In 1931, he was awarded with the Order of the Sword (Svärdsorden).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) SWE Yngve Stiernspetz
Team All-Around, Swedish System, Men (Olympic) Sweden 1 Gold