Full name: Helmer Fredrik Gustafsson MÃ¶rner
Born: May 8, 1895 in GÃ¶teborg, VÃ¤stra GÃ¶taland, Sweden
Died: January 5, 1962 in Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden
Affiliations: A3 IF, Kristianstad (SWE)
Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)
Helmer Count MÃ¶rner was an artillery lieutenant when he won individual and team eventing golds at Antwerpen in 1920. He was supposed to compete on a Russian horse, but it suffered from a swollen leg shortly before the competition, so he mounted his substitute horse Germania, although for the Olympic Games Germania was renamed Geria, in order not to insult the victorious powers shortly after the end of World War I. MÃ¶rnerâs own Memories of an Olympic Journey were later published.
In 1914, when he was 19-years-old, Count MÃ¶rner joined the army with the Wendish Artillery Regiment or A3 in Kristianstad and stayed with them for 33 years. In 1947 he moved to Uppsala and became academic equerry at the university. Since there were no descendants, after his death his gold medals returned to his old garrison in Kristianstad.
|1920 Summer||24||Antwerpen||Equestrianism||Men's Three-Day Event, Individual||Sweden||SWE||1||Gold|
|1920 Summer||24||Antwerpen||Equestrianism||Men's Three-Day Event, Team||Sweden||SWE||1||Gold|
|1920 Summer||24||Antwerpen||Equestrianism||Sweden||Germania||Final Standings||1||1,775.00|
|1920 Summer||24||Antwerpen||Equestrianism||Sweden||Germania||Cross-Country (50 kilometres)||1T||900.00||300.00||3-24:15||600|
|1920 Summer||24||Antwerpen||Equestrianism||Sweden||Germania||Cross-Country (20 kilometres)||9||555.00||1-02:33||555||0|
|1920 Summer||24||Antwerpen||Equestrianism||Sweden||SWE||Germania||Final Standings||1||1,775.00|
|1920 Summer||24||Antwerpen||Equestrianism||Sweden||SWE||Germania||Cross-Country (50 kilometres)||1||900.00|
|1920 Summer||24||Antwerpen||Equestrianism||Sweden||SWE||Germania||Cross-Country (20 kilometres)||1||555.00|