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Arvid Spångberg

Full name: Arvid Fredrik Spångberg
Other name(s): Fred Spongberg
Nickname(s): Sparven
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Born: April 3, 1890 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: May 11, 1959 in New York, New York, United States
Affiliations: SK Neptun, Stockholm (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Diving

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


Arvid Spångberg moved to the United States after the 1908 Olympics, became known under the name Fred Spongberg, and won several events while diving for the New York Athletic Club. He later served as a coach and swim meet official. He coached for the Downtown AC in 1912, and later was with the Ambassador Swimming Club in Los Angeles and the Detroit Yacht Club. He then returned to the Downtown AC as director of athletics.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 18 London Diving Men's Platform Sweden SWE 3 Bronze

Men's Platform

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS
1908 Summer 18 London Diving Sweden Final 3 74.00
1908 Summer 18 London Diving Sweden Semi-Finals Pool One 1 QU 72.30
1908 Summer 18 London Diving Sweden Round One Pool Four 1 QU 79.20
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