Ed Lindberg

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Competed in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameEdward Ferdinand Jacob "Ed"•Lindberg
Used nameEd•Lindberg
Born9 November 1886 in Cherokee, Iowa (USA)
Died16 February 1978 in Highland Park, Illinois (USA)
Measurements177 cm / 76 kg
AffiliationsChicago AA, Chicago (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 2


Representing the Chicago AA, Ed Lindberg won the AAU 440y in 1909 and 1911. At the 1912 Olympics he set a career best of 48.4 in placing third in the 400m and was a member of the winning relay team that took almost two seconds off the world record. Lindberg attended the University of Illinois. Lindberg also competed in the 1912 Olympic Baseball demonstration event.

Personal Best: 400 – 48.4 (1912).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Ed Lindberg
400 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold
Baseball (Baseball/Softball) USA Ed Lindberg
Baseball, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) US West "Finlands" 2