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Erik Malmberg

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameErik•Malmberg
Used nameErik•Malmberg
Born15 March 1897 in Göteborg (Gothenburg) (SWE)
Died9 May 1964 in Göteborg (Gothenburg) (SWE)
AffiliationsGöteborgs AK, Göteborg (SWE) / Örgryte IS, Göteborg (SWE)
NOC(s) Sweden


Erik Malmberg started wrestling before World War I in Göteborg, and after regional successes soon reached the Swedish top rank. He preferred Greco-Roman but was also successful as a freestyler. International success first came in 1921 with a third-place at the World Championships, placing fourth in 1922, both in featherweight Greco-Roman. At the Olympics he won bronze in 1924 and silver in 1928, both as a featherweight, before winning gold as a lightweight in 1932. At the European Championships, which replaced the World Championships after 1922, Malmberg won gold medals in 1929 lightweight freestyle and 1930 lightweight Greco-Roman, adding a 1926 silver in featherweight Greco-Roman, and bronze in 1930 lightweight freestyle. Malmberg was later an independent businessman.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1924 Summer Olympics Wrestling Featherweight, Greco-Roman, Men Olympic 3 Bronze Representing Sweden    
1928 Summer Olympics Wrestling Featherweight, Greco-Roman, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing Sweden    
1932 Summer Olympics Wrestling Lightweight, Greco-Roman, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Sweden    

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