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Arvid Andersson

Full name: Arvid Leander Andersson
Gender: Male
Born: July 9, 1881 in Kila, Strängnäs, Södermanland, Sweden
Died: August 7, 1956 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Affiliations: Stockholmspolisens IF, Stockholm (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Tug-Of-War

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Arvid Andersson was a member of the Swedish tug-of-war team that won the gold medal in the event at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. There were only two teams entered and Sweden won the title by defeating Great Britain in the only match. The Swedish squad was made up of seven police officers and [Herbert Lindström], a fisherman. Andersson was the team captain. He was a police officer and competed for Stockholmspolisens Idrottsförening, the police sports club. Andersson also competed on the Swedish team that won the 1913 world title.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Tug-Of-War Men's Tug-Of-War Sweden SWE 1 Gold

Men's Tug-Of-War

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Tug-Of-War Sweden SWE Final Round Match 1/2 1 1912-07-08 SWE Unknown score, GBR Unknown score
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