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Eric Lemming

Full name: Eric Otto Valdemar Lemming
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 194 lbs (88 kg)
Born: February 22, 1880 in Göteborg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
Died: June 5, 1930 in Göteborg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
Affiliations: IS Lyckans Soldater, Göteborg (SWE) / Göteborgs IF, Göteborg (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Athletics, Tug-Of-War

Related Olympians: Half-brother of Oscar Lemming.

Medals: 4 Gold, 3 Bronze (7 Total)

Biography

Eric Lemming was the first of the great modern javelin throwers. He was Olympic javelin champion in 1906, 1908 and 1912, winning both the orthodox and freestyle event in 1908. He would almost certainly have been the champion in 1900 had the javelin been on the program but, in the absence of his speciality event, he competed in six other field events, placing fourth in the pole vault and the hammer. In 1906, he also won bronze medals in the shot, pentathlon and tug-of-war. As a 19-year-old, Lemming set a world javelin best of 49.32 metres (161’10”) in 1899 and made 13 further improvements to the record, culminating with a mark of 62.32 metres (204’5”) in 1912 which was later accepted as the first official International Amateur Athletic Foundation (IAAF) record.

Personal Bests: HJ – 1.70 (1900); PV – 3.20 (1900); LJ – 6.34 (1906); TJ – 12.72 (1903); SP – 13.10 (1918); DT – 44.90 (1917); HT – 46.84 (1917); JT – 62.32 (1912).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 20 Paris Athletics Men's High Jump Sweden SWE 4T
1900 Summer 20 Paris Athletics Men's Pole Vault Sweden SWE 4T
1900 Summer 20 Paris Athletics Men's Long Jump Sweden SWE 12
1900 Summer 20 Paris Athletics Men's Triple Jump Sweden SWE AC
1900 Summer 20 Paris Athletics Men's Discus Throw Sweden SWE 8T
1900 Summer 20 Paris Athletics Men's Hammer Throw Sweden SWE 4
1906 Summer 26 Athina Tug-Of-War Men's Tug-Of-War Sweden SWE 3 Bronze
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Men's Standing Long Jump Sweden SWE 26
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Men's Triple Jump Sweden SWE 13
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Men's Shot Put Sweden SWE 3 Bronze
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Men's Stone Throw Sweden SWE 4
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Men's Discus Throw Sweden SWE 4
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Men's Discus Throw, Greek Style Sweden SWE AC
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Men's Javelin Throw, Freestyle Sweden SWE 1 Gold WR
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Men's Pentathlon (Ancient) Sweden SWE 3 Bronze
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Men's Discus Throw Sweden SWE AC
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Men's Discus Throw, Greek Style Sweden SWE AC
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Men's Hammer Throw Sweden SWE 8
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Sweden SWE 1 Gold OR
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Men's Javelin Throw, Freestyle Sweden SWE 1 Gold
1912 Summer 32 Stockholm Athletics Men's Discus Throw, Both Hands Sweden SWE 11
1912 Summer 32 Stockholm Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Sweden SWE 1 Gold OR
1912 Summer 32 Stockholm Athletics Men's Javelin Throw, Both Hands Sweden SWE 4

Men's Tug-Of-War

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1906 Summer 26 Athina Tug-Of-War Sweden SWE Round One Match #2 2 1906-04-30 Omas Helliniki P. S. 2, SWE 0
1906 Summer 26 Athina Tug-Of-War Sweden SWE Final Round Match #2 1 1906-04-30 SWE 2, AUT 0

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H
1900 Summer 20 Paris Athletics Sweden Final Standings 4T 1.70

Men's Pole Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H
1900 Summer 20 Paris Athletics Sweden Final Standings 4T 3.10

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1900 Summer 20 Paris Athletics Sweden Final Standings 12 5.500
1900 Summer 20 Paris Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round 12 5.500

Men's Standing Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Sweden Final Standings 26 2.535
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Sweden Round One NP foul
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Sweden Round Two 26 2.535
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Sweden Round Three 26 foul

Men's Triple Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1900 Summer 20 Paris Athletics Sweden Final Standings AC
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Sweden Final Standings 13 12.195
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Sweden Round One 15 11.875
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Sweden Round Two 12 12.195
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Sweden Round Three 12 foul

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Sweden Final Standings 3 11.260

Men's Stone Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Sweden Final Standings 4 18.210

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1900 Summer 20 Paris Athletics Sweden Final Standings 8T 32.50
1900 Summer 20 Paris Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round 8T 32.50
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Sweden Final Standings 4 35.620
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Sweden Final Standings AC
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round AC
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Group F AC

Men's Discus Throw, Greek Style

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Sweden Final Standings AC
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Sweden Final Standings AC
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round AC
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Group D AC

Men's Discus Throw, Both Hands

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank TD RHD LHD
1912 Summer 32 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Final Standings 11 67.08 37.86 29.22
1912 Summer 32 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round 11 67.08 37.86 29.22
1912 Summer 32 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Group A 6 67.08 37.86 29.22
1912 Summer 32 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Group A Round One NP 36.27 28.81
1912 Summer 32 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Group A Round Two NP foul foul
1912 Summer 32 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP 37,86 29,22

Men's Hammer Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D(M) D(I)
1900 Summer 20 Paris Athletics Sweden Final Standings 4
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Sweden Final Standings 8 43.06 141-3
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round 8 43.06 141-3
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Group A 3 43.06 141-3

Men's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D(M) D(I) D
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Sweden Final Standings 1 OR 54.83 179-10½
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Sweden Final Round 1 OR 54.83 179-10½
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round 1 QU/OR 53.69 176-1½
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Group B 1 OR 53.69 176-1½
1912 Summer 32 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Final Standings 1 OR 60.64
1912 Summer 32 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Final Round 1 OR 60.64
1912 Summer 32 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Final Round Round One 1 OR 60.64
1912 Summer 32 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Final Round Round Two 1 foul
1912 Summer 32 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Final Round Round Three 1 59.00est
1912 Summer 32 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round 1 QU/OR 57.42
1912 Summer 32 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Group A 1 OR 57.42
1912 Summer 32 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Group A Round One 3 53.02
1912 Summer 32 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 2 54.78
1912 Summer 32 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP OR 57.42

Men's Javelin Throw, Both Hands

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank TD RHD LHD
1912 Summer 32 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Final Standings 4 98.59 58.33 40.26
1912 Summer 32 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round NP 98.59 58.33 40.26
1912 Summer 32 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Group A 2 98.59 58.33 40.26
1912 Summer 32 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Group A Round One NP 52.23 35.78
1912 Summer 32 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Group A Round Two NP 58.33 40.26
1912 Summer 32 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP foul foul

Men's Javelin Throw, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D D(M) D(I)
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Sweden Final Standings 1 WR 53.900
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Sweden Round One NP OR 49.660
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Sweden Round Two NP WR 53.900
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Sweden Final Standings 1 54.44 178-7½
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Sweden Final Round 1 54.44 178-7½
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round 1 QU 54.45 178-7½
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Group D 1 54.45 178-7½

Men's Pentathlon (Ancient)

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank O D
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Sweden Final Standings 3 29
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Sweden Standing long jump 15
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Sweden Discus throw (Greek style) 2 31.29
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