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Anton Gustafsson

Full name: Johan Gustaf Anton Gustafsson
Nickname(s): Java
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Born: February 6, 1877 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: November 16, 1943
Affiliations: IK Atle, Stockholm (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Tug-Of-War

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


Anton Gustafsson won a bronze medal in tug-of-war at the 1906 Athina Olympics. The Swedish team lost its opening match to the Greek team, but then defeated Austria for the bronze medal. Gustafsson was best known in Sweden as a weight thrower and weightlifter, but he did not compete in either sport in 1906, for unknown reasons. He was Swedish champion in the shot put, both hands, in 1905-07, and Swedish weightlifting champion in 1905-06. He emigrated to and later settled in the United States.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1906 Summer 29 Athina Tug-Of-War Men's Tug-Of-War Sweden SWE 3 Bronze

Men's Tug-Of-War

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1906 Summer 29 Athina Tug-Of-War Sweden SWE Round One Match #2 2 1906-04-30 Omas Helliniki P. S. 2, SWE 0
1906 Summer 29 Athina Tug-Of-War Sweden SWE Final Round Match #2 1 1906-04-30 SWE 2, AUT 0
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