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Magnus Wegelius

Full name: Karl Magnus Wegelius
Gender: Male
Born: August 20, 1884 in Hattula, Kanta-Häme, Finland
Died: December 9, 1936 in Croydon, Greater London, Great Britain
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Shooting, Gymnastics

Medals: 1 Silver, 4 Bronze (5 Total)

Biography

Born to a wealthy family, Magnus Wegelius was an all-around athlete who did gymnastics, track & field athletics and sport shooting. As a gymnast, Wegelius was on the national team that won bronze in the team all-around at the 1908 Olympics. As a track & field athlete, he won Finnish titles in standing high jump in 1909, the 4x100 m relay in 1910 and medley relay in 1910. He also won bronze in the 400 metres at the 1911 Finnish Championships. In shooting, Wegelius competed at the 1920 and 1924 Olympics, winning a silver in the team running target single shot and a bronze in team running target double shot, and team military rifle prone, all in 1920, adding a team trap bronze medal in 1924. Wegelius was also the Finnish champion in individual running target single shot in 1914, 1921-22, and 1926-28 and was the treasurer and vice-president of the Finnish Sport Shooting Federation from 1918-27. Outside of sports, Wegelius, who graduated from the Helsinki University of Technology with an engineering degree in 1909, worked as production director of SOK Corporation (now S-Group), a large Finnish retailing conglomerate. Wegelius died in the crash of a KLM airliner taking off from Croydon Airport in South London, the flight bound for Amsterdam. Fifteen of the seventeen passengers and crew were killed in the crash. The flight took off in heavy fog and crashed into the chimney of a house shortly after becoming airborne. Also onboard the flight, and dying in the crash, was Arvid Lindman, a former Prime Minister of Sweden from 1906-11 and 1928-30.

Results

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP
1908 Summer 23 London Gymnastics Finland FIN Final Standings 3 405

Men's Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS PP SP KSP
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Shooting Finland FIN Final Standings 849 320 236 293

Men's Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Shooting Finland FIN Final Standings 4 4,668 849
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Shooting Finland FIN Prone NP 1,698
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Shooting Finland FIN Kneeling/Sitting NP 1,605
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Shooting Finland FIN Standing NP 1,365

Men's Military Rifle, Prone, 300 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Shooting Finland FIN Final Standings 3 281 57

Men's Military Rifle, Prone, 600 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Shooting Finland FIN Final Standings 56

Men's Military Rifle, Prone, 600 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Shooting Finland FIN Final Standings 8 268 52

Men's Military Rifle, Standing, 300 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Shooting Finland FIN Final Standings 51

Men's Military Rifle, Standing, 300 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Shooting Finland FIN Final Standings 7 235 49

Men's Military Rifle, 300 metres and 600 metres, Prone, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Shooting Finland FIN Final Standings 10 524 106

Men's Running Target, Single Shot

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS
1924 Summer 39 Paris Shooting Finland FIN Final Standings 34

Men's Running Target, Single Shot, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Shooting Finland FIN Final Standings 2 159 33
1924 Summer 39 Paris Shooting Finland FIN Final Standings 5 130 40

Men's Running Target, Double Shot

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS
1924 Summer 39 Paris Shooting Finland FIN Final Standings 64

Men's Running Target, Double Shot, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Shooting Finland FIN Final Standings 3 285 64
1924 Summer 39 Paris Shooting Finland FIN Final Standings 4 239 63

Men's Trap, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1924 Summer 39 Paris Shooting Finland FIN Final Standings 3 non-scoring 360 79
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