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August Nilsson

Full name: August Nilsson
Gender: Male
Born: October 15, 1872 in Trollenäs, Eslöv, Skåne, Sweden
Died: May 23, 1921 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Affiliations: IK Stockholm, Stockholm (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Tug-Of-War, Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

August Nilsson was one of the three Swedes on the combined Danish / Swedish team that won the tug-of-war event at the 1900 Paris Olympics. Nilsson also competed in athletics at the 1900 Olympics, in the pole vault and shot put. He competed for Idrottsklubben Stockholm. Nilsson was born in Trollenäs, outside of Eslöv, and later moved to Stockholm where he eventually died.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 27 Paris Tug-Of-War Men's Tug-Of-War Denmark/Sweden SWE 1 Gold
1900 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Men's Pole Vault Sweden SWE 8
1900 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Men's Shot Put Sweden SWE 9

Men's Tug-Of-War

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1900 Summer 27 Paris Tug-Of-War Denmark/Sweden SWE Final Round Match 1/2 1 1900-07-16 Denmark/Sweden 2, Racing Club de France 0

Men's Pole Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H
1900 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Sweden Final Standings 8 2.60

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1900 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Sweden Final Standings 9 10.86
1900 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round 9 10.86
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