Eric Carlberg

Not to be confused with his teammate Gustaf Vilhelm Carlberg.
Eric Carlberg

Eric Carlberg (right) at the 1912 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1880-04-05)5 April 1880
Karlskrona, Sweden
Died 14 August 1963(1963-08-14) (aged 83)
Stockholm, Sweden
Sport Shooting, fencing, modern pentathlon
Club Stockholms AF (1906 and 1908, shooting)
Stockholms PK (1912, shooting)
FOK, Stockholm (1924, shooting)
FFF, Stockholm (fencing)
I26 IF, Vaxholm (petathlon)

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]


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

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:

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:

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.


  1. 1 2 "Eric Carlberg Olympic Results". Retrieved 2010-04-05.
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