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Eric Carlberg

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 3
Bronze 0
Total 5
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Intercalated Games
SexMale
Full nameGustaf Eric•Carlberg
Used nameEric•Carlberg
Born5 April 1880 in Karlskrona (SWE)
Died14 August 1963 in Stockholm (SWE)
Measurements175 cm
AffiliationsStockholms AF, Stockholm (SWE) / Stockholms PK, Stockholm (SWE) / FOK, Stockholm (SWE) / FFF, Stockholm (SWE) / I26 IF, Vaxholm (SWE)
NOC(s) Sweden

Biography

With his twin brother Vilhelm, Eric Carlberg was the youngest of four children of a veterinarian and his wife. Their father died early, when the twins were only 12-years-old. Both twins became officers in 1901 and finished their military career with the rank of major. Both also become physical education directors in 1911.

Eric Carlberg competed in four Olympics in three different sports (fencing/shooting/modern pentathlon), but medaled only in shooting at the 1908 Games and at his home Games in 1912. All his five medals (two gold and three silver) came from team events, which were held at the Olympics up to 1924. As a shooter he was a member of Stockholms AF (1906 and 1908), Stockholms PK (1912), and FOK (1924) and he represented FFF as a fencer and I26 IF as a modern pentathlete. He never medaled at the World Championships. In 1924 he married Elsa Lindell and was stationed for three years to establish an officers corps in what is now Iran. In 1930 he became Swedish consul general in Tehran and from 1935-58 was Finnish consul general in Tehran.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1906 Intercalated Games Shooting Free Pistol, 25 metres, Men Intercalated 11 Representing Sweden    
  Free Pistol, 50 metres, Men Intercalated 18
  Military Revolver, 1873-1874 Gras Model, 20 metres, Men Intercalated 18
  Military Revolver, 20 metres, Men Intercalated 27
  Dueling Pistol Au Visé 20 metres, Men Intercalated 14
  Dueling Pistol Au Commandement, 25 metres, Men Intercalated 13
  Free Rifle, Any Position, 300 metres, Men Intercalated 29
  Military Rifle, Kneeling Or Standing, 300 metres, Men Intercalated 28
1908 Summer Olympics Fencing Épée, Individual, Men Olympic 4 p1 r1/4 Representing Sweden    
  Épée, Team, Men Olympic Sweden =5
Shooting Free Pistol, 50 yards, Men Olympic 33
  Free Pistol, 50 yards, Team, Men Olympic Sweden 5
  Small-Bore Rifle, 50 and 100 yards, Team, Men Olympic Sweden 2 Silver
  Small-Bore Rifle, Disappearing Target, 25 yards, Men Olympic =9
  Small-Bore Rifle, Moving Target, 25 yards, Men Olympic =15
1912 Summer Olympics Fencing Épée, Team, Men Olympic Sweden 4 Representing Sweden    
Modern Pentathlon Individual, Men Olympic AC
Shooting Free Pistol, 50 metres, Men Olympic 12
  Free Pistol, 50 metres, Team, Men Olympic Sweden 2 Silver
  Dueling Pistol, 30 metres, Men Olympic 6
  Dueling Pistol, 30 metres, Team, Men Olympic Sweden 1 Gold
  Small-Bore Rifle, Any Position, 50 metres, Men Olympic 17
  Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres, Team, Men Olympic Sweden 2 Silver
  Small-Bore Rifle, Disappearing Target, 25 metres, Men Olympic 20
  Small-Bore Rifle, Disappearing Target, 25 metres, Team, Men Olympic Sweden 1 Gold
1924 Summer Olympics Shooting Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres, Men Olympic 15 Representing Sweden    

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