Oscar Swahn

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Birthday
20, 1847
Birthplace
Sweden
Death Date
May 1, 1927 (79)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
20, 1847
Birthplace
Sweden
Death Date
May 1, 1927 (79)

About

Swedish sports shooter and three-time Olympic gold medalist, winning in 1908 in London and in 1912 in Stockholm.

Before Fame

He was 60 years old when he entered the 1908 Olympics where he would win two golds and a bronze.

Trivia

He won silver at the 1920 Olympics when he was 72 years old, becoming the oldest Olympian ever.

Family Life

His son Alfred Swahn also won medals in Olympic competition.

Associated With

He competed in the 1912 Olympics where the legendary Jim Thorpe won the decathlon and pentathlon.