Edwin Wedge

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameEdwin•Wedge
Used nameEdwin•Wedge
Born28 January 1911 in Trimountain, Michigan (USA)
Died26 December 1994 in Stockholm, Stockholm (SWE)
AffiliationsStovers' Athletes, Detroit (USA)
NOC United States


Edwin Wedge competed in the US Nationals in speed skating in 1929, 1931, and 1935, his best finish being fourth in 1931 and equal fourth at the 1935 Indoors. He also competed without distinction at the 1932 and 1933 World Championships, his best finish being eighth in the 10K at the 1932 Worlds. In 1933 he competed for the United States in a dual meet in Oslo against Norway. Wedge later claimed to have secretly married Swedish opera singer Göta Ljungberg.

Personal Bests: 500 – 46.0 (1933); 1500 – 2:29.9 (1933); 5000 – 8:51.5 (1933); 10000 – 18:08.7 (1933).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Edwin Wedge
500 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 4


Date of birth based on US Social Security Death Index. The Swedish death book has his date of birth on 28 January 1910, however.