Arvid Wallman

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameArvid Håkan Herbert Carlsson•Wallman
Used nameArvid•Wallman
Born3 February 1901 in Göteborg (Gothenburg) (SWE)
Died25 October 1982 in Västra Frölunda, Göteborg (SWE)
AffiliationsSimklubben S02, Göteborg (SWE)
NOC Sweden


Arvid Wallman was 19-years-old at the time of his surprise win in the plain high diving at the 1920 Olympics. He continued to compete on the highest level well into the 1930s. His specialty was the high straight header, which he always performed with high speed, reliability and style. Wallman graduated from the Chalmers University of Technology in 1923 and worked as a civil engineer. His granddaughter Susanne Wetteskog also took part in two Olympics (1976 and 1980) as a diver.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) SWE Arvid Wallman
Plain High, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
1924 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) SWE Arvid Wallman
Plain High, Men (Olympic) 8

Olympic family relations