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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(s) 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 Status Team Pos Details
1906 Intercalated Games Diving (Aquatics) Platform, Men Intercalated 7 Representing Sweden    
Swimming (Aquatics) 100 metres Freestyle, Men Intercalated 9
1908 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) Platform, Men Olympic 4 Representing Sweden    
Swimming (Aquatics) 100 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic AC h3 r1/3
  400 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 2 h2 r1/3
Water Polo (Aquatics) Water Polo, Men Olympic Sweden 3 Bronze
1912 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) Platform, Men Olympic 4 p3 r1/2 Representing Sweden    
Swimming (Aquatics) 100 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 4 h1 r2/4
  400 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic DNS
Water Polo (Aquatics) Water Polo, Men Olympic Sweden 2 Silver
1920 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men Olympic Sweden 4 Representing Sweden    
Water Polo (Aquatics) Water Polo, Men Olympic Sweden 3 Bronze

Olympic family relations

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