Bertil Uggla

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Referee
SexMale
Full nameBertil Gustafsson•Uggla
Used nameBertil•Uggla
Born19 August 1890 in Solna (SWE)
Died29 September 1945 in Karlstad (SWE)
Measurements173 cm / 69 kg
AffiliationsIFK Stockholm, Stockholm (SWE) / FFF, Stockholm (SWE) / I1 IF, Stockholm (SWE)
NOC Sweden

Biography

Bertil Uggla was considered one of the most versatile and successful Swedish athletes of the early 20th century. He competed at the 1912 Olympics in the pole vault and then as a fencer in 1920-28 as well as competing in the 1924 modern pentathlon, winning bronze medals in the pole vault and the modern pentathlon. Uggla was a three-time Swedish champion in the pole vault (1909, 1911-12), and also competed at a high level in the 110 hurdles and decathlon. Ugglas attended the Joinville Military School in France. After turning most of his sporting attention to fencing he won several Swedish titles in foil and épée and in 1934 was on the national team that won a bronze medal at the first European Championships. After his sporting career ended he became an influential sports administrator.

Personal Best: PV – 3.82 (1912).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics SWE Bertil Uggla
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) DNS
Pole Vault, Men (Olympic) =3 Bronze
Pentathlon, Men (Olympic) DNS
Decathlon, Men (Olympic) DNS
1920 Summer Olympics Fencing SWE Bertil Uggla
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) =7 p2 r1/4
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Sweden 11
1924 Summer Olympics Fencing SWE Bertil Uggla
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Sweden 3 p3 r1/4
Modern Pentathlon SWE Bertil Uggla
Individual, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
1928 Summer Olympics Fencing SWE Bertil Uggla
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 12
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Sweden 3 p4 r1/4

Referee

Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Phase Unit Role As
1936 Summer Olympics Fencing SWE Bertil Uggla
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) Round 1 Pool 8 Director
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) Final Pool Jury President
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) Round 1 Pool 1 Judge
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Final Pool France — Germany Jury President
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Semi-Finals France — Belgium Judge
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Semi-Finals Germany — Belgium Judge
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Round 1 Great Britain — Canada Jury President
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Round 1 Italy — Egypt Judge
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Semi-Finals France — Germany Director
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Quarter-Finals Portugal — Argentina Director
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Round 1 United States — Denmark Director
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Round 1 Netherlands — Denmark Director
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Semi-Finals Hungary — United States Judge
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Semi-Finals Germany — United States Judge
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Semi-Finals Germany — Netherlands Judge
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Round 1 United States — Switzerland Judge
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Round 1 Türkiye — Switzerland Jury President
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) Final Pool Judge
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) Semi-Finals Pool 2 Jury President

Olympic family relations

Special Notes