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Carl-Erik Eriksson

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameCarl-Erik Mauritz•Eriksson
Used nameCarl-Erik•Eriksson
Nick/petnamesJätten
Born20 May 1930 in Stockholm (SWE)
Measurements173 cm / 82 kg
AffiliationsBobklubb Sankt Erik, Stockholm (SWE) / Djurgårdens IF, Stockholm (SWE)
NOC Sweden

Biography

Although he started his athletic career as a skier in the 1950s, Carl-Erik Eriksson competed in a record six consecutive editions of the Olympic bobsleigh tournament between 1964 and 1984, taking part in both the two-man and four-man every year except 1968, when he skipped the four-man. His best result came in the two-man in 1972 where, alongside Jan Johansson, he placed sixth. In 1976, he was chosen as Sweden’s flagbearer in the opening ceremony. Eriksson was involved heavily in his chosen sport outside of competition as well, and ran companies that provided bobsleigh equipment for athletes both at home and abroad. He also served as a coach for the Swedish national team, as well as on the board of the national federation. In the 2010s, he turned his attention to skeleton to help build the Swedish program in that sport.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) SWE Carl-Erik Eriksson
Two, Men (Olympic) Jan-Erik Åkerström AC
Four, Men (Olympic) Sweden 11
1968 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) SWE Carl-Erik Eriksson
Two, Men (Olympic) Eric Wennerberg 18
1972 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) SWE Carl-Erik Eriksson
Two, Men (Olympic) Jan Johansson 6
Four, Men (Olympic) Sweden 11
1976 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) SWE Carl-Erik Eriksson
Two, Men (Olympic) Kenth Rönn 9
Four, Men (Olympic) Sweden 16
1980 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) SWE Carl-Erik Eriksson
Two, Men (Olympic) Kenth Rönn 15
Four, Men (Olympic) Sweden AC
1984 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) SWE Carl-Erik Eriksson
Two, Men (Olympic) Nils Stefansson 19
Four, Men (Olympic) Sweden 21

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1976 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony SWE Carl-Erik Eriksson