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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 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 NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1906 Intercalated Games Shooting SWE Eric Carlberg
Free Pistol, 25 metres, Men (Intercalated) 11
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 SWE Eric Carlberg
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) 4 p1 r1/4
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Sweden =5
Shooting SWE Eric Carlberg
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 SWE Eric Carlberg
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Sweden 4
Modern Pentathlon SWE Eric Carlberg
Individual, Men (Olympic) AC
Shooting SWE Eric Carlberg
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 SWE Eric Carlberg
Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres, Men (Olympic) 15

Olympic family relations