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Birger Holmqvist

Full name: Birger Ivar Holmqvist
Gender: Male
Born: December 28, 1900 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: April 9, 1989 in Bromma, Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Affiliations: IK Göta, Bromma (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Ice Hockey

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Birger Holmqvist was one of Sweden’s top players in both ice hockey and bandy in the 1920s. Holmqvist began his hockey career with Kronobergs IK in 1920, but in 1921 moved to IF Göta, where he played until the end of his career in 1928. With IF Göta, Holmqvist won Swedish ice hockey titles in 1922, 1924, 1927 and 1928 and bandy titles in 1925 and 1927. He was also the top goal scorer at the 1925 Swedish Championships. Holmqvist played in Germany with Berliner SC from 1921-26 and won German titles in 1921 and 1923-26, also winning the 1924 Sprengler Cup with them. Internationally, Holmqvist earned 30 caps with the Swedish national team from 1922-28 and scored 30 goals. He won a Winter Olympic silver in 1928, which also doubled as World Championships silver and European Championships gold that year and was European Champion in 1923, while taking silvers at the 1922 and 1924 European Championships. Because of those accomplishments, Holmqvist was awarded the Stora Grabbars Märke (Big Boys’ Badge) #7 in ice hockey and Stora Grabbars Märke #62 in bandy, a Swedish sports honorary award created in 1928 by Bo Ekelund.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Winter 23 Chamonix Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Sweden SWE 4
1928 Winter 27 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Sweden SWE 2 Silver

Men's Ice Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST PIM
1924 Winter 23 Chamonix Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Final Standings 4 1924-01-28 4 0 0
1924 Winter 23 Chamonix Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Final Round Match #2 2 1924-02-01 USA 20, SWE 0 0
1924 Winter 23 Chamonix Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Final Round Match #3 2 1924-02-02 GBR 4, SWE 3 1
1924 Winter 23 Chamonix Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Group A Match #1 1 1924-01-28 SWE 9, SUI 0 3
1924 Winter 23 Chamonix Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Group A Match #3 2 1924-01-29 CAN 22, SWE 0 0
1924 Winter 23 Chamonix Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Group A Match #5 1 1924-01-31 SWE 9, TCH 3 0
1928 Winter 27 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Final Standings 2 1928-02-11 4 0 0
1928 Winter 27 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Final Round Match #4 1 1928-02-18 SWE 4, SUI 0 2
1928 Winter 27 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Final Round Match #6 1 1928-02-19 SWE 3, GBR 1 0
1928 Winter 27 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Group B Match #1 1 1928-02-11 SWE 3, TCH 0 0
1928 Winter 27 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Group B Match #2 1T 1928-02-12 SWE 2, POL 2 2
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