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Carl Johan Lind

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameCarl Johan•Lind
Used nameCarl Johan•Lind
Nick/petnamesMassa
Born25 May 1883 in Karlskoga (SWE)
Died2 February 1965 in Karlstad (SWE)
Measurements176 cm / 102 kg
AffiliationsIFK Karlstad, Karlstad (SWE) / IF Göta, Karlstad (SWE)
NOC Sweden

Biography

Carl Johan Lind participated from 1912 to 1928 in four Olympic Games, most successfully at Antwerpen in 1920, where he won the silver medal in the hammer throw and bronze in the weight throw. He collected 17 Swedish Championships in the hammer throw (1918-1924), weight throw (1918-19, 1921-1927) and two-handed Discus (1910), and was also a four-time British AAA Champion in the hammer throw (1913-14, 1921, 1927). In the hammer throw Lind held the Swedish record for 15 years (1912-27) and also set the national weight throw record in 1919. In the hammer throw, Lind was the first Swede to pass the 50 metre barrier. In 1928 he was appointed “Stor Grabb” #41 in Athletics. Lind was a policeman in Karlstad.

Personal Bests: DT – 39.04 (1912); HT – 52.51 (1922); WT – 11.62 (1925).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics SWE Carl Johan Lind
Shot Put, Men (Olympic) DNS
Shot Put, Both Hands, Men (Olympic) DNS
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) 27
Discus Throw, Both Hands, Men (Olympic) 8
Hammer Throw, Men (Olympic) 5
1920 Summer Olympics Athletics SWE Carl Johan Lind
56-pound Weight Throw, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Hammer Throw, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1924 Summer Olympics Athletics SWE Carl Johan Lind
Hammer Throw, Men (Olympic) 7
1928 Summer Olympics Athletics SWE Carl Johan Lind
Hammer Throw, Men (Olympic) 14 r1/2