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Karl Gustaf Staaf

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameKarl Gustaf Vilhelm•Staaf (Johansson-)
Used nameKarl Gustaf•Staaf
Born6 April 1881 in Stockholm (SWE)
Died15 February 1953 in Motala (SWE)
AffiliationsDjurgårdens IF, Stockholm (SWE)
NOC(s) Sweden


Karl Gustaf Staaf was one of the three Swedes on the combined Danish / Swedish team that won the tug-of-war event at the 1900 Paris Olympics. Staaf also competed in four athletics events in 1900, the triple jump, standing triple jump, pole vault, and hammer throw, and also competed in the handicap discus throw, in which he placed third. In 1900 Staaf won Swedish titles in the pole vault, discus, and pentathlon. He was a member of Djurgårdens Idrottsförening


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1900 Summer Olympics Athletics Pole Vault, Men Olympic 7 Representing Sweden    
  Triple Jump, Men Olympic AC
  Standing Triple Jump, Men Olympic AC
  Discus Throw, Men Olympic DNS
  Hammer Throw, Men Olympic 5
  Discus Throw, Handicap, Men Olympic (non-medal) 3
Tug-Of-War Tug-Of-War, Men Olympic Mixed team 1 Gold