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Robert Andersson

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 2
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Intercalated Games
SexMale
Full nameRobert Theodor•Andersson
Used nameRobert•Andersson
Nick/petnamesRobban
Born18 October 1886 in Stockholm (SWE)
Died2 March 1972 in Stockholm (SWE)
AffiliationsStockholms KK, Stockholm (SWE)
NOC Sweden

Biography

Robert Andersson was a four-time Olympian between 1906 and 1920. In 1906, 1908, and 1912 he competed in diving, he swam at all four Olympics from 1906-20, and he played water polo in 1908-20. His one silver (1912) and two bronze medals (1908, 1920) all came in water polo. At the national level, Andersson won 23 championships in swimming. He was a champion in life saving and won 17 championships with Stockholms KK in water polo. Robert, Erik, Adolf and Selma Andersson were siblings, and they all competed in one or more Olympics in swimming, diving, or water polo. Unlike Charlotte Wersäll, who allegedly had six children as Olympians in 1912 (in fact, there were only three active and one official), the mother of the Andersson siblings never received any award by the IOC, which was publicly criticized in contemporary newspapers for the Wersäll award.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1906 Intercalated Games Diving (Aquatics) SWE Robert Andersson
Platform, Men (Intercalated) 7
Swimming (Aquatics) SWE Robert Andersson
100 metres Freestyle, Men (Intercalated) 9
1908 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) SWE Robert Andersson
Platform, Men (Olympic) 4
Swimming (Aquatics) SWE Robert Andersson
100 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) AC h3 r1/3
400 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 2 h2 r1/3
Water Polo (Aquatics) SWE Robert Andersson
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) Sweden 3 Bronze
1912 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) SWE Robert Andersson
Platform, Men (Olympic) 4 p3 r1/2
Swimming (Aquatics) SWE Robert Andersson
100 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 4 h1 r2/4
400 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) DNS
Water Polo (Aquatics) SWE Robert Andersson
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) Sweden 2 Silver
1920 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) SWE Robert Andersson
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Sweden 4
Water Polo (Aquatics) SWE Robert Andersson
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) Sweden 3 Bronze

Olympic family relations

Special Notes