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Erik Bergqvist

Full name: Erik Gustaf Bergqvist
Nickname(s): Berka
Gender: Male
Born: June 20, 1891 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: February 17, 1954 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Affiliations: Stockholms KK, Stockholm (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Water Polo, Swimming

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Erik Bergqvist was one of three founders of the Tipstjänst company, which in 1934 received government permission to organize gambling and betting in sport. When the company was nationalized in 1943, he was appointed inspector-general. Bergqvist was originally offered the position of director-general, if he could prove that he was a member of the Social-Democratic Party. When he refused he had to settle for the title inspector-general.

Bergqvist took part in 1912 in the 100 freestyle and in water polo, winning a silver medal in the latter. In 1920, he added another bronze medal in water polo. “Berka” was also an excellent football player, keeping the goal for IFK Stockholm and AIK Solna, winning the Swedish title with Solna in 1914 and 1916. He played four international matches for Sweden. In 1912, he was on the roster of the Swedish Olympic football team but did not play.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Water Polo Men's Water Polo Sweden SWE 2 Silver
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle Sweden SWE 1 h8 r1/4
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Water Polo Men's Water Polo Sweden SWE 3 Bronze

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Water Polo Sweden SWE Second-Place Tournament Final 1 1912-07-16 SWE 4, BEL 2 2
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Water Polo Sweden SWE Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1912-07-11 GBR 6, SWE 3 0
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Water Polo Sweden SWE Second-Place Tournament Match #1 1 1912-07-14 SWE 8, AUT 1 3
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Water Polo Sweden SWE Round One Match #2 1 1912-07-08 SWE 7, FRA 2 3
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Water Polo Sweden SWE Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1920-08-26 BEL 5, SWE 3 1
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Water Polo Sweden SWE Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1920-08-24 SWE 7, BRA 3 0
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Water Polo Sweden SWE Third-Place Tournament Match #4 1 1920-08-28 SWE 9, NED 1 1
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Water Polo Sweden SWE Round One Match #2 1 1920-08-22 SWE 11, TCH 0

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Swimming Sweden Round One Heat Eight 1 Q 1:13.4
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