Ingeborg Sjöqvist

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameIngeborg Maria•Sjöqvist (-Ingers)
Used nameIngeborg•Sjöqvist
Born19 April 1912 in Kalmar (SWE)
Died22 November 2015 in Rydebäck, Helsingborg (SWE)
AffiliationsKalmar SS, Kalmar (SWE)
NOC Sweden


Ingeborg Sjöqvist was a Swedish diver who represented Kalmar SS. Sjöqvist became the national champion in the straight dive in 1930. Sjöqvist won two silver medals at the European Championships in the 10 metre platform, the first in 1931 and the second in 1934. Sjöqvist competed at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics where she finished in fourth place in the platform dive. Excluding the art competitions, Sjöqvist was the only female athlete to represent Sweden in Los Angeles.

Four years later at the 1936 Berlin Olympics Sjöqvist competed in the same event, finishing in ninth place. In 1939 Sjöqvist married her husband and they remained together for the next 75 years. Her husband turned 100 in April 2015 and died in November of that year. Sjöqvist died two weeks after her husband at the age of 103.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) SWE Ingeborg Sjöqvist
Platform, Women (Olympic) 4
1936 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) SWE Ingeborg Sjöqvist
Platform, Women (Olympic) 9

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