Sweden at the
1936 Winter Olympics
IOC codeSWE
NOCSwedish Olympic Committee
Websitewww.sok.se (in Swedish and English)
in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Competitors32 (31 men, 1 woman) in 7 sports
Flag bearerSven Selånger (ski jumping)
Medals
Ranked 3rd
Gold
2
Silver
2
Bronze
3
Total
7
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

Sweden competed at the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Erik August Larsson Cross-country skiing Men's 18 km
 Gold Elis Wiklund Cross-country skiing Men's 50 km
 Silver Axel Wikström Cross-country skiing Men's 50 km
 Silver Sven Selånger Ski jumping Men's normal hill (K90 individual 70m)
 Bronze Martin Matsbo
John Berger
Erik August Larsson
Arthur Häggblad
Cross-country skiing Men's 4 x 10 km relay
 Bronze Nils-Joel Englund Cross-country skiing Men's 50 km
 Bronze Vivi-Anne Hultén Figure skating Women's singles

Alpine skiing

Main article: Alpine skiing at the 1936 Winter Olympics

Men
Athlete Event Downhill Slalom Total
Time Rank Time 1 Time 2 Rank Total points Rank
Bertil Persson Combined 6:26.0 35 1:43.4 (+0:06) 1:54.0 (+0:06) 30 70.95 31

Cross-country skiing

Main article: Cross-country skiing at the 1936 Winter Olympics

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
18 km Ivan Lindgren 1'21:04 17
Arthur Häggblad 1'18:55 8
Martin Matsbo 1'17:02 4
Erik Larsson 1'14:38 1st place, gold medalist(s)
50 km Hjalmar Bergström 3'35:50 4
Nils Englund 3'34:10 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Axel Wikström 3'33:20 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Elis Wiklund 3'30:11 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
John Berger
Erik August Larsson
Arthur Häggblad
Martin Matsbo
2'43:03 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)

Figure skating

Main article: Figure skating at the 1936 Winter Olympics

Women
Athlete Event CF FS Places Points Final rank
Vivi-Anne Hultén Women's singles 4 4 28 394.7 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)

Ice hockey

Main article: Ice hockey at the 1936 Winter Olympics

Summary
Team Event First round Second round Final round
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Sweden men's Men's tournament  Great Britain
L 0–1
 Japan
W 2–0
N/A 2 Q  Austria
W 1–0
 Czechoslovakia
L 1–4
 United States
L 1–2
3 Did not advance 5

Group D

Top two teams advanced to semifinals

Pld W L T GF GA Pts
 Great Britain 2 2 0 0 4 0 4
 Sweden 2 1 1 0 2 1 2
 Japan 2 0 2 0 0 5 0
6 February  Great Britain 1-0
(1-0,0-0,0-0)
 Sweden
8 February  Sweden 2-0
(1-0,1-0,0-0)
 Japan

Group B

Top two teams advanced to Medal Round

Pld W L T GF GA Pts
 United States 3 3 0 0 5 1 6
 Czechoslovakia 3 2 1 0 6 4 4
 Sweden 3 1 0 2 3 6 2
 Austria 3 0 3 0 1 4 0
11 February  Sweden 1-0
(1-0,0-0,0-0)
 Austria
12 February  Czechoslovakia 4-1
(0-1,2-0,2-0)
 Sweden
13 February  United States 2-1
(0-0,1-1,1-0)
 Sweden
Contestants
Herman Carlsson
Sven Bergguist
Bertil Lundell
Holger Engberg
Torsten Jöhncke
Yngve Liljeberg
Bertil Norberg
Wilhelm Petersén
Åke Ericson
Stig Andersson
Lennart Hellman
Wilhelm Larsson
Ruben Carlsson

Nordic combined

Main article: Nordic combined at the 1936 Winter Olympics

Events:

The cross-country skiing part of this event was combined with the main medal event of cross-country skiing. Those results can be found above in this article in the cross-country skiing section. Some athletes (but not all) entered in both the cross-country skiing and Nordic combined event, their time on the 18 km was used for both events.

The ski jumping (normal hill) event was held separate from the main medal event of ski jumping, results can be found in the table below.

Athlete Event Cross-country Ski Jumping Total
Time Points Rank Distance 1 Distance 2 Total points Rank Points Rank
Holger Lundgren Individual 1'29:57 161.2 31 50.0 53.0 152.0 42 313.2 40
Hasse Hedjerson 1'25:50 182.4 22 DNS DNF
Jonas Westman 1'25:38 183.4 20 47.5 46.5 199.3 10 382.7 11

Ski jumping

Main article: Ski jumping at the 1936 Winter Olympics

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Axel Östrand Normal hill 61.0 97.8 30 68.0 105.6 13 203.4 22
Sixten Johansson 63.0 101.5 21 66.0 104.6 15 206.1 15
Nils Hjelmström 68.0 105.1 13 62.5 99.7 27 204.8 16
Sven Eriksson 76.0 115.5 1 76.0 115.0 3 230.5 2nd place, silver medalist(s)

Speed skating

Main article: Speed skating at the 1936 Winter Olympics

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Axel Johansson 46.1 18
1500 m Axel Johansson 2:29.9 29
5000 m Axel Johansson 9:06.4 26
10,000 m Axel Johansson 18:38.2 22

References

  • (ed.) Peter von le Fort (1936). IV. Olympische Winterspiele 1936 Amtlicher Bericht (PDF) (in German). Berlin: Reichssportverlag. Retrieved 2008-06-10. ((cite book)): |author= has generic name (help)
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
  • Olympic Winter Games 1936, full results by sports-reference.com