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Harald Julin

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 3
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Intercalated Games
Full nameSigfrid Harald Alexander•Julin
Used nameHarald•Julin
Born27 March 1890 in Stockholm (SWE)
Died28 July 1967 in Stockholm (SWE)
AffiliationsStockholms KK, Stockholm (SWE)
NOC(s) Sweden


Harald Julin was only 16-years-old, when he took part in the 1906 Athina Games in the 4x250 m freestyle relay and the 100 freestyle. One year later, he won his first of 31 Swedish Championships. His bronze medal in the 100 free at London in 1908 came as a surprise and the team management decided to include him on the water polo team, where he won another bronze. In water polo, his new sport, he won two more medals, silver in 1912 and another bronze in 1920.

Julin grew up in an upper-class family. He graduated in 1909 and was subsequently hired by the Royal Automobile Club KAK as a secretary. In several motor races, he was a member of the staff, but swimming remained his main interest. In 1935, he was appointed first honorary president of his club Stockholms KK. He also held posts in the Swedish Sports Confederation and was a member of the board that settled dispute cases. Julin received several awards from his club, the Swedish Swimming Federation, the Royal Automobile Club and the International Swimming Federation FINA. His sons Rolf and Åke Julin were also Olympians in water polo.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1906 Intercalated Games Swimming (Aquatics) 100 metres Freestyle, Men Intercalated 6 h2 r1/2 Representing Sweden    
  4 × 250 metres Freestyle Relay, Men Intercalated Sweden 5
1908 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) 100 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 3 Bronze Representing Sweden    
  4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men Olympic Sweden 3 h2 r1/2
Water Polo (Aquatics) Water Polo, Men Olympic Sweden 3 Bronze
1912 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) 100 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 2 h7 r1/4 Representing Sweden    
  200 metres Breaststroke, Men Olympic 3 h1 r2/3
  400 metres Breaststroke, Men Olympic DNS
Water Polo (Aquatics) Water Polo, Men Olympic Sweden 2 Silver
1920 Summer Olympics Water Polo (Aquatics) Water Polo, Men Olympic Sweden 3 Bronze Representing Sweden    

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