August Nilsson

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August Nilsson
Medal record
Men's tug of war
Representing Olympic flag.svg Mixed team
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1900 Paris Team competition

August Nilsson (October 15, 1872 – May 23, 1921) was a Swedish track and field athlete and tug of war competitor who competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics.

Athletic career[edit]

He finished ninth in the shot put event and eighth in the pole vault competition.

He also participated on the Dano-Swedish tug of war team which won the gold medal against opponents France. These were the first Olympic gold medals for Sweden.