Eric Svensson

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameKarl Eric Emanuel•Svensson
Used nameEric•Svensson
Born10 September 1903 in Jönköping, Jönköping (SWE)
Died22 September 1986 in Falkenberg, Halland (SWE)
Measurements180 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsIK Tord, Jönköping (SWE) / Falkenbergs IK, Falkenberg (SWE)
NOC Sweden
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1


In 1928 Eric Svensson failed to qualify for the final of the long jump, placing eighth when only six jumpers made the final. In Los Angeles he was fourth in the long jump and won the silver medal in the triple jump, also receiving the Swedish award “Stor Grabb” in 1932. At the first European Championships in 1934 he took another silver in the triple jump. Svensson won two Swedish Championships (long jump and triple jump, both in 1933) and held Swedish records in the triple jump (1931-48) and long jump (1934-59).

Personal Bests: LJ – 7.53 (1934); TJ – 15.32 (1932).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Athletics SWE Eric Svensson
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) 8 r1/2
Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) DNS
1932 Summer Olympics Athletics SWE Eric Svensson
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Sweden DNS
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) 4
Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver

Special Notes