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Robert Andersson

Full name: Robert Theodor Andersson
Nickname(s): Robban
Gender: Male
Born: October 18, 1886 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: March 2, 1972 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Affiliations: Stockholms KK, Stockholm (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Swimming, Water Polo, Diving

Related Olympians: Brother of Selma Andersson; Brother of Adolf Andersson; Brother of Erik Andersson.

Medals: 1 Silver, 2 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Robert Andersson was a four-time Olympian between 1906 and 1920. In 1906, 1908, and 1912 he competed in diving, he swam at all four Olympics from 1906-20, and he played water polo in 1908-20. His one silver (1912) and two bronze medals (1908, 1920) all came in water polo. At the national level, Andersson won 23 championships in swimming. He was a champion in life saving and won 17 championships with Stockholms KK in water polo. Robert, [Erik], [Adolf] and [Selma Andersson] were siblings, and they all competed in one or more Olympics in swimming, diving, or water polo. Unlike Charlotte Wersäll, who allegedly had six children as Olympians in 1912 (in fact, there were only three active and one official), the mother of the Andersson siblings never received any award by the IOC, which was publicly criticized in contemporary newspapers for the Wersäll award.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1906 Summer 19 Athina Diving Men's Platform Sweden SWE 7
1906 Summer 19 Athina Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle Sweden SWE 9
1908 Summer 21 London Water Polo Men's Water Polo Sweden SWE 3 Bronze
1908 Summer 21 London Diving Men's Platform Sweden SWE 4
1908 Summer 21 London Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle Sweden SWE AC h3 r1/3
1908 Summer 21 London Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle Sweden SWE 2 h2 r1/3
1912 Summer 25 Stockholm Water Polo Men's Water Polo Sweden SWE 2 Silver
1912 Summer 25 Stockholm Diving Men's Platform Sweden SWE 4 p3 r1/2
1912 Summer 25 Stockholm Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle Sweden SWE 4 h1 r2/4
1920 Summer 33 Antwerpen Water Polo Men's Water Polo Sweden SWE 3 Bronze
1920 Summer 33 Antwerpen Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Sweden SWE 4

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1908 Summer 21 London Water Polo Sweden SWE Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1908-07-20 BEL 8, SWE 4 1
1912 Summer 25 Stockholm Water Polo Sweden SWE Second-Place Tournament Final 1 1912-07-16 SWE 4, BEL 2 1
1912 Summer 25 Stockholm Water Polo Sweden SWE Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1912-07-11 GBR 6, SWE 3 2
1912 Summer 25 Stockholm Water Polo Sweden SWE Second-Place Tournament Match #1 1 1912-07-14 SWE 8, AUT 1 3
1912 Summer 25 Stockholm Water Polo Sweden SWE Round One Match #2 1 1912-07-08 SWE 7, FRA 2 3
1920 Summer 33 Antwerpen Water Polo Sweden SWE Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1920-08-26 BEL 5, SWE 3 0
1920 Summer 33 Antwerpen Water Polo Sweden SWE Third-Place Tournament Match #4 1 1920-08-28 SWE 9, NED 1 2

Men's Platform

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S O JP
1906 Summer 19 Athina Diving Sweden Final Standings 7 142.2 142 168 136 122 143
1908 Summer 21 London Diving Sweden Final 4 68.30
1908 Summer 21 London Diving Sweden Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 QU 66.75
1908 Summer 21 London Diving Sweden Round One Pool Five 1 QU 73.55
1912 Summer 25 Stockholm Diving Sweden Round One Pool Three 4 60.59 18
1912 Summer 25 Stockholm Diving Sweden Round One Pool Three Judge #1 4 55.70
1912 Summer 25 Stockholm Diving Sweden Round One Pool Three Judge #2 3 63.05
1912 Summer 25 Stockholm Diving Sweden Round One Pool Three Judge #3 4 59.25
1912 Summer 25 Stockholm Diving Sweden Round One Pool Three Judge #4 3 69.80
1912 Summer 25 Stockholm Diving Sweden Round One Pool Three Judge #5 4 55.15

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1906 Summer 19 Athina Swimming Sweden Final 9
1906 Summer 19 Athina Swimming Sweden Round One Heat One 4 Q
1908 Summer 21 London Swimming Sweden Round One Heat Three AC
1912 Summer 25 Stockholm Swimming Sweden Quarter-Finals Heat One 4 1:09.5
1912 Summer 25 Stockholm Swimming Sweden Round One Heat One 2 Q 1:09.4

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 21 London Swimming Sweden Round One Heat Two 2 6:28.0

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1920 Summer 33 Antwerpen Swimming Sweden SWE Final 4
1920 Summer 33 Antwerpen Swimming Sweden SWE Semi-Finals Heat One 3
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