Charles Lomberg
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Charles Lomberg

Charles Lomberg
Charles Lomberg 1912.jpg
Lomberg at the 1912 Olympics
Personal information
Born 4 December 1886
Gothenburg, Sweden
Died 5 March 1966 (aged 79)
Gothenburg, Sweden
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Long jump, high jump, decathlon
Club IS Lyckans Soldater, Göteborg
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) LJ - 6.87 m (1912)
HJ - 1.82 m (1912)
Dec - 5721 (1912)[1][2]

Charles Georg Lomberg (4 December 1886 - 5 March 1966) was a Swedish decathlete. He competed at the 1912 Summer Olympics in the long jump, pentathlon and decathlon and finished in 17th, 16th and third place, respectively. He was awarded a silver medal in the decathlon after the disqualification of Jim Thorpe. In 1982 Thorpe was reinstated as the champion, yet Lomberg retained its second position and silver medal.[1][3][4]

Lomberg won the 1912 Swedish decathlon title, beating Hugo Wieslander, but lost to Wieslander at the 1912 Olympics. He actively competed only in 1911-1912, and tried to qualify for the 1920 Games, but failed.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Charles Lomberg. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Charles Lomberg. trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. ^ Athletics at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games: Men's Decathlon. sports-reference.com
  4. ^ Charles Lomberg. Swedish Olympic Committee



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