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Edward Benedicks

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameEdward•Benedicks
Used nameEdward•Benedicks
Born9 February 1879 in Menton, Alpes-Maritimes (FRA)
Died24 August 1960 in Stockholm (SWE)
AffiliationsStockholms SkarpSF, Stockholm (SWE) / FOK, Stockholm (SWE)
NOC Sweden

Biography

Edward Benedicks was the son of factory owner Gustaf Benedicks, born in the French town of Menton at the Côte d’Azur. Edward was trained as an engineer, but mainly worked as a businessman. From 1913-25 he was a member of the Swedish Olympic Committee. At Antwerpen in 1920 and at Paris in 1924, he led the Swedish shooting team. His first Olympic appearance was in trap shooting in 1908. In 1912 he won a silver medal in individual running deer, double shot and eight years later, at Antwerpen, in the team event.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Shooting SWE Edward Benedicks
Trap, Men (Olympic) =27
1912 Summer Olympics Shooting SWE Edward Benedicks
Running Target, Single Shot, Men (Olympic) 28
Running Target, Double Shot, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Trap, Men (Olympic) 38
1920 Summer Olympics Shooting SWE Edward Benedicks
Running Target, Double Shot, Team, Men (Olympic) Sweden 2 Silver