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Nils Backlund

Full name: Nils Robert Backlund
Gender: Male
Born: October 25, 1896 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: December 3, 1964 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Affiliations: SK Neptun, Stockholm (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Water Polo

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

After being active as a forward in the water polo tournaments of the 1920 and 1924 Olympics, Nils Backlund was coach of the Swedish team at the 1928 Olympics. Until 1917, he was a member of Stockholms Kappsimningsklubb SKK and subsequently was with SK Neptun. He won the Swedish title four times and played 13 international matches for Sweden. Also an excellent soccer player, Backlund was the goalkeeper of IFK Stockholm. From 1932-46 he was chairman of the Swedish Swimming Federation.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Water Polo Men's Water Polo Sweden SWE 3 Bronze
1924 Summer 27 Paris Water Polo Men's Water Polo Sweden SWE 4

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Water Polo Sweden SWE Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1920-08-26 BEL 5, SWE 3 0
1924 Summer 27 Paris Water Polo Sweden SWE Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1924-07-16 FRA 4, SWE 2 1
1924 Summer 27 Paris Water Polo Sweden SWE Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1924-07-15 SWE 9, ESP 0
1924 Summer 27 Paris Water Polo Sweden SWE Consolation Round Match #1 2 1924-07-18 BEL 4, SWE 3 1
1924 Summer 27 Paris Water Polo Sweden SWE Third-Place Tournament Match #2 1 1924-07-19 SWE 4, HUN 1
1924 Summer 27 Paris Water Polo Sweden SWE Third-Place Tournament Match #3 2 1924-07-20 USA 3, SWE 2 1
1924 Summer 27 Paris Water Polo Sweden SWE Round One Match #1 1 1924-07-13 SWE 7, ITA 0
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