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Not to be confused with his teammate Gustaf Vilhelm Carlberg.
Eric Carlberg
Eric Carlberg (right) at the 1912 Olympics
Born (1880-04-05)5 April 1880
Karlskrona, Sweden
Died 14 August 1963(1963-08-14) (aged 83)
Stockholm, Sweden

Gustaf Eric Carlberg (5 April 1880 – 14 August 1963) was a Swedish Army officer, diplomat, sport shooter, fencer, and modern pentathlete who competed at the 1906, 1908, 1912 and 1924 Olympics alongside his twin brother Vilhelm.[1]

Biography[]

Eric and Vilhelm were the youngest of four children of a veterinarian, who died when they were 12 years old. The twins became military officers in 1901 and retired in the rank of major. In 1911 they became physical education instructors. In 1924 Eric married Elsa Lindell and was stationed for three years in Iran as part of the newly established Gendarmerie corps. In 1930 he was appointed as Swedish consul general in Tehran and between 1935 and 1958 served as the Finnish consul general there.[1]

Olympic career[]

1906 Athens

  • 25 m rapid fire pistol – eleventh place
  • 30 m duelling pistol – 13th place
  • 20 m duelling pistol – 14th place
  • 50 m pistol – 18th place
  • 25 m army pistol (1873 model) – 18th place
  • 25 m army pistol (standard model) – 27th place
  • 300 m army rifle – 28th place
  • Free rifle, free position – 29th place

1908 London

Carlberg was a member of the Swedish team that won the silver medal in the team small-bore rifle competition. He also participated in the following shooting events:

  • Team pistol – fifth place
  • disappearing target small-bore rifle – ninth place
  • moving target small-bore rifle – 15th place
  • individual pistol – 33rd place

He also participated in the épée competition but was eliminated in the first round. As member of the Swedish épée team he was eliminated in the first round of the team épée event.

1912 Stockholm

At the 1912 Summer Olympics he won two gold and two silver medals in shooting. He also participated in the following shooting events:

  • 30 metre rapid fire pistol – sixth place
  • 50 metre pistol – twelfth place
  • 50 metre rifle, prone – 17th place
  • 25 metre small-bore rifle – 20th place

As member of the Swedish épée team he finished fourth in the team épée competition.

He also participated in the modern pentathlon event but retired after the first contest. This was the shooting competition where he finished eighth.

1924 Paris

In 1924 he finished ninth in the 25 metre rapid fire pistol event.

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