ERIC LEMMING / IAAF FOUNDATION 1912

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Plaque name:

ERIC LEMMING / IAAF FOUNDATION 1912

Location:

Stockholm Olympic Stadium, Lidingövägen, , 114 33

Plaque awarded:

02/12/2018

Reason

Plaque Category - Legend and Culture

Legend: Eric Lemming (SWE)

4th Olympic gold won on 14 July 1912 & IAAF founded on 17 July 1912

Eric Lemming was the first official world record holder of the IAAF era for the men’s javelin throw with 62.32m set on 29 September. Before that performance he achieved another nine unofficial marks in other competitions which were ratified at Swedish records. Lemming won four gold medals at the Olympic Games, the 1908 London and 1912 Stockholm Olympic Games javelin throw titles which along with wins in the freestyle javelin competitions of the 1906 Interim Olympics in Athens and the London Games.

1906, 1908 and 1912 Olympic Games – 4 gold, 3 silver
1 ratified world record

Born: Gothenburg, Sweden, 22 February 1880
Died: Gothenburg, Sweden, 5 June 1930

 Culture: Foundation of IAAF

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