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Richard Sjöberg

Full name: Gustaf Richard Georgsson Sjöberg
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (179 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: September 20, 1890 in Karlskrona, Blekinge, Sweden
Died: September 14, 1960 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Affiliations: IFK Stockholm, Stockholm (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Richard Sjöberg bettered the Swedish record in 1913 with 1.86, and two years later jumped 1.92, a new Scandinavian record, which placed him in third position on the year's world list. He set the record in Kristiania (Oslo), easily defeating the Norwegian champion, Fritz Warendorph, who had recently cleared 1.90. In 1914 Sjöberg entered the open English AAA Championship, placing equal fourth in the high jump, but he won the pole vault over Tim Leahy of Ireland. Sjöberg became a pioneer at orienteering, and later was an excellent bowler. In later life, Sjöberg, then an army captain, was active in different sports organizations, and was known as a supporter of several sports.

Personal Bests\: HJ – 1.92 (1915); PV – 3.60 (1912).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics Men's High Jump Sweden SWE NP QR
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics Men's Pole Vault Sweden SWE 12T QR

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H C/F/P
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round NP 1.75
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Group B 7T 1.75
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Group B 1.60 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Group B 1.70 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Group B 1.75 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Group B 1.80 metres 7T xxx

Men's Pole Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H C/F/P
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round 12T 3.60
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Group B 6T 3.60
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Group B 3.00 metres NP o
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Group B 3.20 metres NP o
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Group B 3.40 metres NP o
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Group B 3.50 metres NP o
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Group B 3.60 metres NP xxo
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Group B 3.65 metres NP xxx
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