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Vilhelm Carlberg

Biographical information

Medals OG IG
Gold 3 0
Silver 4 0
Bronze 0 1
Total 7 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Intercalated Games
SexMale
Full nameGustaf Vilhelm•Carlberg
Used nameVilhelm•Carlberg
Born5 April 1880 in Karlskrona (SWE)
Died1 October 1970 in Danderyd (SWE)
AffiliationsStockholms AF, Stockholm (SWE) / Stockholms PK, Stockholm (SWE) / FOK, Stockholm (SWE)
NOC Sweden

Biography

With his twin brother Eric, Vilhelm 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.

Vilhelm Carlberg competed in four Olympics and was able to medal at each participation. He won a total of eight medals, most of them in team events, which were held at the Olympics up to 1924, but he also won three individual medals, gold in the 1912 small-bore rifle, disappearing target; silver in the 1924 rapid-fire pistol; and bronze in 1906 dueling pistol. At the 1913 World Championships held, in Camp Perry, Ohio (USA), he won gold in free pistol and bronze with the free pistol team. In 1921 Carlberg married the singer Elsa Reuter.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1906 Intercalated Games Shooting SWE Vilhelm Carlberg
Free Pistol, 25 metres, Men (Intercalated) 16
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Men (Intercalated) 22
Military Revolver, 1873-1874 Gras Model, 20 metres, Men (Intercalated) 22
Military Revolver, 20 metres, Men (Intercalated) 25
Dueling Pistol Au Visé 20 metres, Men (Intercalated) AC
Dueling Pistol Au Commandement, 25 metres, Men (Intercalated) 3 Bronze
Free Rifle, Any Position, 300 metres, Men (Intercalated) 16
Military Rifle, Kneeling Or Standing, 300 metres, Men (Intercalated) 18
1908 Summer Olympics Shooting SWE Vilhelm Carlberg
Free Pistol, 50 yards, Men (Olympic) 20
Free Pistol, 50 yards, Team, Men (Olympic) Sweden 5
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 and 100 yards, Men (Olympic) =10
Small-Bore Rifle, 50 and 100 yards, Team, Men (Olympic) Sweden 2 Silver
Small-Bore Rifle, Disappearing Target, 25 yards, Men (Olympic) 7
Small-Bore Rifle, Moving Target, 25 yards, Men (Olympic) =15
1912 Summer Olympics Shooting SWE Vilhelm Carlberg
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) 16
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Sweden 2 Silver
Dueling Pistol, 30 metres, Men (Olympic) 15
Dueling Pistol, 30 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Sweden 1 Gold
Small-Bore Rifle, Any Position, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) 21
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Sweden 2 Silver
Small-Bore Rifle, Disappearing Target, 25 metres, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Small-Bore Rifle, Disappearing Target, 25 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Sweden 1 Gold
1924 Summer Olympics Shooting SWE Vilhelm Carlberg
Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver

Olympic family relations

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