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Bertil Uggla

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
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


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).


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

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