Eric Lemming

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Javelin Thrower
Date of Birth February 22, 1880
Place of Birth Sweden
Date of Death Jun 5, 1930 (50)
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Eric Lemming

Eric Otto Valdemar Lemming was a Swedish track and field athlete who competed at the 1900, 1906, 1908 and 1912 Olympics in a wide variety of events, which mostly involved throwing and jumping. He had his best results in the javelin throw, which he won at the 1906–1912 Games, and in which he set multiple world records between 1899 and 1912. His last record, measured at 62.32 m, was ratified by the International Association of Athletics Federations as the first official world record.

Sport: Athletics
Event(s): Jumping, throwing
Club: IS Lyckans Soldater, Göteborg, Göteborgs IF
Personal best(s): HJ – 1.70 m (1900), PV – 3.20 m (1900), LJ – 6.34 m (1906), TJ – 12.72 m (1903), SP – 13.10 m (1918), DT – 44.90 m (1917), HT – 46.84 m (1917), JT – 62.32 m (1912)

About Eric Lemming

Swedish Olympian who won three gold medals in the Olympics for freestyle javelin and javelin throw, winning in 1908 and 1912.

Before Fame

He won his first gold medal at the 1906 Intercalated Games.


He competed in the 1900 Olympics, finishing fourth place in both the high jump and pole vault.

Family Life

He was the son of Milton and Bessie Lemming.


He took gold at the 1912 Olympics where Jim Thorpe won both the pentathlon and decathlon.

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