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Bruno Ahlberg

Full name: Bruno Valfrid Ahlberg
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 65-74 kg
Born: April 23, 1911 in Espoo, Uusimaa, Finland
Died: February 9, 1966 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

In 1932, Bruno Ahlberg became the first Finn to win an Olympic medal in boxing. On his way to the Olympic bronze in welterweight, Ahlberg defeated Tony Mancini from Canada and Luciano Fabbroni from Italy by decision, before he lost his semi-final match to German Erich Campe, also by decision. Alhberg won his bronze by walkover as Brit Dave McCleave did not show up. Ahlberg also competed at the 1936 Olympics, this time as a middleweight, but lost his first bout to American Jimmy Clark. Alhberg was Finnish champion in 1932 and 1933 and took a silver in 1935. During his youth, Ahlberg was also known as a national level ski jumper and swimmer. After the 1936 Olympics, Ahlberg turned professional, but had only moderate success, finishing his professional career in 1941 with a record of 11 wins (KO 1), 8 losses (KOby 2) and 6 draws. Ahlberg was selected to the Finnish Boxing Hall of Fame in 2008.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Boxing Men's Welterweight Finland FIN 3 Bronze
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Boxing Men's Middleweight Finland FIN 9T

Men's Welterweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Boxing Finland FIN Final Round Match 3/4 1 1932-08-13 Ahlberg (FIN) walkover
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Boxing Finland FIN Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1932-08-12 Campe (GER) , Ahlberg (FIN)
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Boxing Finland FIN Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1932-08-11 Ahlberg (FIN) , Fabbroni (ITA) decision
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Boxing Finland FIN Round One Match #8 1 1932-08-09 Ahlberg (FIN) , Mancini (CAN) decision

Men's Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Boxing Finland FIN Round Two Match #5 2 1936-08-12 Clark (USA) , Ahlberg (FIN)
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Boxing Finland FIN Round One Match #10 1 1936-08-11 Ahlberg (FIN) bye
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