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Mauritz Eriksson

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 3
Total 5
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAxel Mauritz•Eriksson
Used nameMauritz•Eriksson
Born18 December 1888 in Stockholm (SWE)
Died14 February 1947 in Enskede, Stockholm (SWE)
Measurements173 cm
AffiliationsSödermalm Liljeholmens Skf, Stockholm (SWE)
NOC Sweden

Biography

With three individual World Championship golds Mauritz Eriksson must be counted among the major Swedish riflemen. Eriksson, whose weakest position was kneeling, won six World Championship gold medals, winning two in 1913, one in 1928, and three team golds in 1927-29. But the urbanite (born in Stockholm, died in Enskede) never got to crown his career with an individual Olympic gold, and ironically it was a compatriot and teammate that stood between Eriksson and the great triumph.

In the 1920 army rifle prone 600 meter event at Camp Beverlo, no less than four archers shot 59 points out of 60 possible, including Eriksson and his teammate Hugo Johansson. Johansson won the shoot-out with 58 as Eriksson and American Lloyd Spooner shot 56. In their shoot-out, Eriksson defeated Spooner on the first shot to win silver. In team military rifle events Eriksson won three bronze medals, one in 1912 and two in 1920, although he won a gold in team free rifle in 1912.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Shooting SWE Mauritz Eriksson
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 14
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Sweden 1 Gold
Military Rifle, Any Position, 600 metres, Men (Olympic) 38
Military Rifle, 200, 400, 500 and 600 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Sweden 3 Bronze
1920 Summer Olympics Shooting SWE Mauritz Eriksson
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) =7
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Sweden 6
Military Rifle, Prone, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) =6
Military Rifle, Prone, 300 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Sweden 5
Military Rifle, Prone, 600 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Military Rifle, Prone, 600 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Sweden 3 Bronze
Military Rifle, Standing, 300 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Sweden 3 Bronze
Military Rifle, Prone, 300 and 600 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Sweden 6
1924 Summer Olympics Shooting SWE Mauritz Eriksson
Free Rifle, Prone, 600 metres, Men (Olympic) =19
Free Rifle, 400, 600 and 800 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Sweden 7
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) =24

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