You Are Here > > > Axel Wilhelm Persson

Axel Wilhelm Persson

Full name: Axel Wilhelm Emanuel Persson
Nickname(s): AW
Gender: Male
Born: January 23, 1888 in Eskilstuna, Södermanland, Sweden
Died: September 2, 1955 in Västerhaninge, Haninge, Stockholm, Sweden
Affiliations: SK Iter, Stockholm (SWE) / Upsala CK, Uppsala (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Axel Persson competed in two Olympics, before and after World War I in road racing, and won a gold medal in 1912 and silver in 1920, both in the team event. His best result individually was ninth in 1912. Person won nine Swedish titles on the road and track, winning the sprint, and the individual and team trial. In 1919, he was also Scandinavian champion in the road time trial. He won the 1914 Swedish Mälaren Rundt (tour around Lake Mälaren) on the very day when the Austro-Hungarian heir to the throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, was shot in Sarajevo.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Sweden SWE 9
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Cycling Men's Road Race, Team Sweden SWE 1 Gold
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Sweden SWE 12
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Cycling Men's Road Race, Team Sweden SWE 2 Silver

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T AT
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Cycling Sweden Final Standings 9 11-10:59.6
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Cycling Sweden Final Standings 12 4-53:43.6

Men's Road Race, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TT
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Cycling Sweden SWE Final Standings 1 11-10:59.6
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Cycling Sweden SWE Final Standings 2 4-53:43.6
id: 16,095