Erik Lundqvist

Swedish javelin thrower / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Erik Hjalmar Lundqvist (29 June 1908 – 7 January 1963) was a Swedish athlete who won a gold medal in the javelin throw at the 1928 Summer Olympics.[1] Two weeks later he became the first man to break the 70 m barrier, setting a new world record at 71.01 m.[3][4][5]

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Erik Lundqvist
Erik Lundqvist at the 1928 Olympics
Personal information
Born29 June 1908
Grängesberg, Sweden
Died7 January 1963 (aged 54)
Grängesberg, Sweden
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight83 kg (183 lb)
Event(s)Javelin throw
ClubIFK Grängesberg
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)71.16 m (1936)[1][2]
Medal record
Representing Flag_of_Sweden.svg Sweden
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1928 AmsterdamJavelin throw