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Helmer, Count Mörner

Full name: Helmer Fredrik Gustafsson Mörner
Gender: Male
Born: May 8, 1895 in Göteborg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
Died: January 5, 1962 in Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden
Affiliations: A3 IF, Kristianstad (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Equestrianism

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Helmer Count Mörner was an artillery lieutenant when he won individual and team eventing golds at Antwerpen in 1920. He was supposed to compete on a Russian horse, but it suffered from a swollen leg shortly before the competition, so he mounted his substitute horse Germania, although for the Olympic Games Germania was renamed Geria, in order not to insult the victorious powers shortly after the end of World War I. Mörner’s own Memories of an Olympic Journey were later published.

In 1914, when he was 19-years-old, Count Mörner joined the army with the Wendish Artillery Regiment or A3 in Kristianstad and stayed with them for 33 years. In 1947 he moved to Uppsala and became academic equerry at the university. Since there were no descendants, after his death his gold medals returned to his old garrison in Kristianstad.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Equestrianism Men's Three-Day Event, Individual Sweden SWE 1 Gold
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Equestrianism Men's Three-Day Event, Team Sweden SWE 1 Gold

Men's Three-Day Event, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS TP FP T TP CCP SBP
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Equestrianism Sweden Germania Final Standings 1 1,775.00
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Equestrianism Sweden Germania Cross-Country (50 kilometres) 1T 900.00 300.00 3-24:15 600
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Equestrianism Sweden Germania Cross-Country (20 kilometres) 9 555.00 1-02:33 555 0
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Equestrianism Sweden Germania Jumping 2 320.00

Men's Three-Day Event, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Equestrianism Sweden SWE Germania Final Standings 1 1,775.00
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Equestrianism Sweden SWE Germania Cross-Country (50 kilometres) 1 900.00
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Equestrianism Sweden SWE Germania Cross-Country (20 kilometres) 1 555.00
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Equestrianism Sweden SWE Germania Jumping 2 320.00
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