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Anselm Ahlfors

Full name: Anselm Ahlfors
Gender: Male
Born: December 29, 1897 in Kotka, Kymenlaakso, Finland
Died: August 13, 1974 in Jyväskylä, Keski-Suomi, Finland
Affiliations: HKV, Helsinki (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

During his career, Anselm Ahlfors competed at two Olympic Games, winning silver in 1924 and placing seventh in 1928, both times competing in Greco-Roman bantamweight. Ahlfors never competed at the European or World Championships, but won the Nordic Greco-Roman featherweight title in 1925. Domestically, Ahlfors won two Finnish titles: in 1924 in Greco-Roman bantamweight and in 1926 in Greco-Roman featherweight. He also won the Finnish Workers' Sports Federation championships in Greco-Roman featherweight in 1921 and 1922. By profession Ahlfors was a turner and later served as a track & field athletics referee in throwing events.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 26 Paris Wrestling Men's Bantamweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN 2 Silver
1928 Summer 30 Amsterdam Wrestling Men's Bantamweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN 7T

Men's Bantamweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1924 Summer 26 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Final Round Match #2 1 1924-07-10 Ahlfors (FIN) decision, Ikonen (FIN)
1924 Summer 26 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Five Match #2 1 Ahlfors (FIN) decision, Tasnádi (HUN)
1924 Summer 26 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four Match #6 2 Pütsep (EST) fall (16:00), Ahlfors (FIN)
1924 Summer 26 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three Match #8 1 1924-07-08 Ahlfors (FIN) decision, Gozzi (ITA)
1924 Summer 26 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #12 1 1924-07-07 Ahlfors (FIN) fall (8:18), Appruzèze (FRA)
1924 Summer 26 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #12 1 Ahlfors (FIN) decision, Hansson (SWE)
1928 Summer 30 Amsterdam Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four Match #1 2 1928-08-04 Zombori (HUN) decision, Ahlfors (FIN)
1928 Summer 30 Amsterdam Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three Match #2 1 1928-08-03 Ahlfors (FIN) decision, Aria (FRA)
1928 Summer 30 Amsterdam Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #1 1 1928-08-03 Ahlfors (FIN) fall, Mollin (BEL)
1928 Summer 30 Amsterdam Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #1 2 1928-08-02 Gozzi (ITA) decision, Ahlfors (FIN)