Full name: Hjalmar Stefanus Mellander
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: December 14, 1880 in Ã rstad, Falkenberg, Halland, Sweden
Died: October 3, 1919 in Liverpool, Merseyside, Great Britain
Affiliations: IFK Halmstad, Halmstad (SWE)
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Hjalmar Mellander won the ancient pentathlon contested at the 1906 Athina Olympics, which consisted of standing long jump, Greek style discus throw, javelin throw, stade race (ca 192 m) and Greco-Roman wrestling. He never won an individual event in the pentathlon, but his consistency brought him the gold medal. His highest event finish was third in Greco-Roman wrestling and his lowest seventh in the standing long jump.
Mellander had emigrated to England in 1902 and settled in Liverpool, where he worked as a âmedical gymnast and masseurâ or physiotherapist in modern terminology. As he lived abroad, Mellander competed in the Swedish championships only in 1904, when he won Swedish titles in long jump and the 400 m. At the British AAA championships, his best placement was third in long jump in 1905. In 1919, Mellander died quite young, when he died while trying to rescue a drowning person.
Personal Bests: 800 â 2.04.8 (1905); LJ â 6.68 (1904); JT â 44.30 (1906).
|1906 Summer||25||Athina||Athletics||Men's 800 metres||Sweden||SWE||AC h3 r1/2|
|1906 Summer||25||Athina||Athletics||Men's Long Jump||Sweden||SWE||4|
|1906 Summer||25||Athina||Athletics||Men's Javelin Throw, Freestyle||Sweden||SWE||4|
|1906 Summer||25||Athina||Athletics||Men's Pentathlon (Ancient)||Sweden||SWE||1||Gold|
|1906 Summer||25||Athina||Athletics||Sweden||Round One||Heat Three||AC|
|1906 Summer||25||Athina||Athletics||Sweden||Final Standings||4||6.585|
|1906 Summer||25||Athina||Athletics||Sweden||Round One||4||6.420|
|1906 Summer||25||Athina||Athletics||Sweden||Round Two||4||6.220|
|1906 Summer||25||Athina||Athletics||Sweden||Round Three||4||6.585|
|1906 Summer||25||Athina||Athletics||Sweden||Final Standings||4||44.300|
|1906 Summer||25||Athina||Athletics||Sweden||Final Standings||1||24|
|1906 Summer||25||Athina||Athletics||Sweden||Standing long jump||7|
|1906 Summer||25||Athina||Athletics||Sweden||Discus throw (Greek style)||5|