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Erik Lundqvist

Full name: Erik Hjalmar Lundqvist
Nickname(s): MÃ¥larn
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1.5 (187 cm)
Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
Born: June 29, 1908 in Grängesberg, Ludvika, Dalarna, Sweden
Died: January 7, 1963 in Grängesberg, Ludvika, Dalarna, Sweden
Affiliations: IFK Grängesberg, Grängesberg (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Nicknamed “Målarn” (“The Painter”), Erik Lundqvist had a very short, but highly successful career in international javelin throwing, basically only one year – 1928, when he won all but one of his meets, including Olympic gold and his only Swedish title. Thirteen days after his Olympic victory, he broke the world record, throwing 71.01 in Stockholm, becoming the first javelin thrower to break the 70 metre barrier. After his highly successful 1928 season, Lundqvist competed rarely, hampered by illness and injuries, although he managed to produce his personal best of 71.16 in 1936. Outside of sports, Lundqvist worked as a house painter, hence the nickname, in Grängesberg, an iron ore mining town in central Sweden.

Personal Best: JT – 71.16 (1936).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Sweden SWE 1 Gold OR

Men's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Athletics Sweden Final Round 1 OR 66.60
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Athletics Sweden Final Round Round One NP OR 66.60
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Athletics Sweden Final Round Round Two NP 61.00est
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Athletics Sweden Final Round Round Three NP 60.50est
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Athletics Sweden Final Round Round Four NP 61.00est
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Athletics Sweden Final Round Round Five NP 61.58
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Athletics Sweden Final Round Round Six NP 54.00est
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round 1 QU 66.60
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Group A 1 66.60
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