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Axel-Herman Nilsson

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAxel-Herman•Nilsson
Used nameAxel-Herman•Nilsson
Nick/petnamesAH
Born31 December 1894 in Stockholm (SWE)
Died12 May 1969 in Stockholm (SWE)
AffiliationsDjurgårdens IF, Stockholm (SWE)
NOC Sweden

Biography

Axel-Herman Nilsson just missed the medal positions in all his three Olympic events. In 1924 he was the best non-Norwegian on fifth place in Nordic combined and in sixth place in the ski jumping, behind four Norwegians and an American of Norwegian descent. In 1928, he was even closer to a medal, finishing fourth in the jumping. Between 1922-24 he won three consecutive Swedish ski jumping titles and added another championship in 1926 with his club team Djurgårdens IF.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Winter Olympics Nordic Combined (Skiing) SWE Axel-Herman Nilsson
Individual, Men (Olympic) 5
Ski Jumping (Skiing) SWE Axel-Herman Nilsson
Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 6
1928 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) SWE Axel-Herman Nilsson
Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 4