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Gustaf Söderström

Full name: Gustaf Fredrik Söderström
Nickname(s): Jotte
Gender: Male
Born: November 25, 1865 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: November 12, 1958 in Lidingö, Stockholm, Sweden
Affiliations: Djurgårdens IF, Stockholm (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Athletics, Tug-Of-War

Related Olympians: Brother of Bruno Söderström.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Gustaf Söderström was one of the three Swedes on the combined Danish / Swedish team that won the tug-of-war event at the 1900 Paris Olympics. Söderström also competed in athletics at the 1900 Olympics, in the shot put and discus throw, and he won the handicap discus throw event. He was a two-time Swedish champion in both the shot put and discus throw. His 1897 mark of 38.70 m in the discus surpassed the listed world record, but was not considered for record purposes, although the reasons are not clear. He was a member of Djurgårdens Idrottsförening, and was the brother of [Bruno Söderström], who competed at the 1906 and 1908 Olympics in athletics, winning one silver and two bronze medals. Gustaf Söderström worked initially as an electrician and later as a mechanic at Norsborg's waterworks.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 34 Paris Tug-Of-War Men's Tug-Of-War Denmark/Sweden SWE 1 Gold
1900 Summer 34 Paris Athletics Men's Shot Put Sweden SWE 6
1900 Summer 34 Paris Athletics Men's Discus Throw Sweden SWE 6

Men's Tug-Of-War

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1900 Summer 34 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 Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1900 Summer 34 Paris Athletics Sweden Final Standings 6 11.18
1900 Summer 34 Paris Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round 6 11.18

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1900 Summer 34 Paris Athletics Sweden Final Standings 6 33.07
1900 Summer 34 Paris Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round 6 33.07
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