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Alf Swahn

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 3
Bronze 3
Total 9
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAlfred Gomer Albert "Alf"•Swahn
Used nameAlf•Swahn
Born20 August 1879 in Uddevalla (SWE)
Died16 March 1931 in Stockholm (SWE)
AffiliationsStockholms SkarpSF, Stockholm (SWE) / Djursholms-Danderyds SF, Djursholm, Danderyd (SWE) / FOK, Stockholm (SWE)
NOC Sweden

Biography

Alfred Swahn was the son of Oscar Swahn, who holds the record as the oldest medalist and gold medalist in Olympic history. Together, father and son competed for Sweden at the 1908, 1912, and 1920 Olympic Games. Alfred also competed again in 1924. Alfred won nine Olympic medals, with three golds. He specialized in the running deer events and was certainly helped by the proliferation of shooting events on the Olympic program, especially team events, in the era in which he competed. His Olympic medals were as follows: 1908: Running deer shooting (single shot team) (1). 1912: Running deer shooting (single shot) (1); Running deer shooting (single shot team) (1). 1920: Running deer shooting (single shot) (2); Running deer shooting (double shot team) (2); Trap shooting (team) (3). 1924: Running deer shooting (single shot team) (2); Running deer shooting (double shot) (3); Running deer shooting (double shot team) (3). All his medals were stolen in 1996, when they were on display at the Globe during an exhibition to mark the 100th anniversary of the first Olympic Games. Alf ran a grocery store in Stockholm.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Shooting SWE Alf Swahn
Running Target, Single Shot, Team, Men (Olympic) Sweden 1 Gold
Trap, Men (Olympic) 25
1912 Summer Olympics Shooting SWE Alf Swahn
Running Target, Single Shot, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Running Target, Single Shot, Team, Men (Olympic) Sweden 1 Gold
Running Target, Double Shot, Men (Olympic) 4
Trap, Men (Olympic) 22
Trap, Team, Men (Olympic) Sweden 4
1920 Summer Olympics Shooting SWE Alf Swahn
Running Target, Single Shot, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Running Target, Single Shot, Team, Men (Olympic) Sweden 4
Running Target, Double Shot, Team, Men (Olympic) Sweden 2 Silver
Trap, Team, Men (Olympic) Sweden 3 Bronze
1924 Summer Olympics Shooting SWE Alf Swahn
Running Target, Single Shot, Men (Olympic) 6
Running Target, Single Shot, Team, Men (Olympic) Sweden 2 Silver
Running Target, Double Shot, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Running Target, Double Shot, Team, Men (Olympic) Sweden 3 Bronze
Trap, Team, Men (Olympic) Sweden =4

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