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Jane Gylling

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJane Hilda Charlotta•Gylling (-Palm)
Used nameJane•Gylling
Born6 April 1902 in Visby (SWE)
Died10 March 1961 in Örgryte, Göteborg (SWE)
AffiliationsSK Najaden, Göteborg (SWE)
NOC(s) Sweden


Jane Gylling was Sweden’s fastest female freestyle swimmer shortly after World War I. She won the national 100 metre freestyle title in 1918-19, succeeding Emmy Machnow. Gylling was active from 1914-24. She was also one of the founders of Göteborg’s Najaden Swimming Club. After her active career Gylling worked as swimming instructor.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1920 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) 100 metres Freestyle, Women Olympic 6 Representing Sweden    
  300 metres Freestyle, Women Olympic 6
  4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women Olympic Sweden 3 Bronze
1924 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) 400 metres Freestyle, Women Olympic 4 h3 r1/3 Representing Sweden