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Carl Jonsson

Full name: Carl Jonsson
Gender: Male
Born: July 16, 1885 in Ryd, Jönköping, Jönköping, Sweden
Died: November 11, 1966 in Ryd, Jönköping, Jönköping, Sweden
Affiliations: Stockholmspolisens IF, Stockholm (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Tug-Of-War

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Carl Jonsson 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. Jonsson was a police officer and competed for Stockholmspolisens Idrottsförening, the police sports club. He also competed on the Swedish team that won the 1913 world title. He later became an author and an accomplished long-distance swimmer.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 26 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 26 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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