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Eric Svensson

Full name: Karl Eric Emanuel Svensson
Nickname(s): Spänst
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: September 10, 1903 in Jönköping, Jönköping, Sweden
Died: September 22, 1986 in Falkenberg, Halland, Sweden
Affiliations: IK Tord, Jönköping (SWE) / Falkenbergs IK, Falkenberg (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

In 1928 Eric Svensson failed to qualify for the final of the long jump, placing eighth when only six jumpers made the final. In Los Angeles he was fourth in the long jump and won the silver medal in the triple jump, also receiving the Swedish award “Stor Grabb” in 1932. At the first European Championships in 1934 he took another silver in the triple jump. Svensson won two Swedish Championships (long jump and triple jump, both in 1933) and held Swedish records in the triple jump (1931-48) and long jump (1934-59).

Personal Bests\: LJ – 7.53 (1934); TJ – 15.32 (1932).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Men's Long Jump Sweden SWE 8 QR
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Long Jump Sweden SWE 4
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Triple Jump Sweden SWE 2 Silver

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round 8 7.29
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Group C 2 7.29
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Sweden Final Standings 4 7.41
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Sweden Final Round Round One NP 7.27
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Sweden Final Round Round Two NP 7.24
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Sweden Final Round Round Three NP 7.41
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Sweden Final Round Round Four NP 7.06
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Sweden Final Round Round Five NP pass
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Sweden Final Round Round Six NP pass

Men's Triple Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Sweden Final Standings 2 15.32
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Sweden Final Round Round One NP 14.21
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Sweden Final Round Round Two NP 15.32
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Sweden Final Round Round Three NP foul
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Sweden Final Round Round Four NP 14.70
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Sweden Final Round Round Five NP 14.77
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Sweden Final Round Round Six NP foul
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