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Bruce Baumgartner

Full name: Bruce Robert Baumgartner
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 287 lbs (130 kg)
Born: November 2, 1960 in Haledon, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

Bruce Baumgartner ranked as one of the top super-heavyweight freestyle wrestlers for more than a decade. Winning his first World Championship medal (bronze) in 1983, he won the gold in Los Angeles. He confirmed his status with the East European wrestlers present in 1986, winning his first of three world titles. In his second Olympic final in Seoul, he lost to Georgian Davit Gobejishvili. Four years later, he won a rematch in Barcelona, en route to his second Olympic title. After world titles in 1993 and 1995, Baumgartner was favored to win his third gold in Atlanta, but a defeat against Russia's Andrey Shumilin left him with a bronze medal. In addition to his World and Olympic titles, Baumgartner amassed three golds at the Pan American Games, 17 American titles and eight World Cup wins. In 1995, he was awarded the James E. Sullivan Award (for the outstanding American amateur athlete) and in 2008 he was inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Wrestling Men's Super-Heavyweight, Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Wrestling Men's Super-Heavyweight, Freestyle United States USA 2 Silver
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Wrestling Men's Super-Heavyweight, Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold
1996 Summer 35 Atlanta Wrestling Men's Super-Heavyweight, Freestyle United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Super-Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result CP MR TP
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 1 1984-08-08
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1984-08-10 Baumgartner (USA) decision (10-2), Molle (CAN)
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group A - Final 1 1984-08-09 8,0
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group A - Final Match #1 1 1984-08-09 Baumgartner (USA) fall (1:58), Andrei (ROU) 4,0
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group A - Final Match #2 1 1984-08-09 Baumgartner (USA) fall (2:19), Taşkın (TUR) 4,0
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round One 1 1984-08-08 4,0
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round One Match #1 1 1984-08-08 Baumgartner (USA) fall (1:58), Andrei (ROU) 4,0
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 2 1988-09-29
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 2 1988-10-01 Gobejishvili (URS) decision (3-1), Baumgartner (USA)
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Four 1 1988-09-30 14,0
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Four Match #1 1 1988-09-30 Baumgartner (USA) decision (17-0) (5:49), Sandurski (POL) 3,5
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Three 1 1988-09-30 10,5
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Three Match #1 1 1988-09-30 Baumgartner (USA) decision (15-0) (2:22), Ramsaran (MRI) 3,5
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Two 1T 1988-09-29 7,0
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Two Match #1 1 1988-09-29 Baumgartner (USA) decision (11-1), Schröder (GDR) 3,0
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round One 1T 1988-09-29 4,0
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round One Match #1 1 1988-09-29 Baumgartner (USA) DQ (0:00), El-Haddad (EGY) 4,0
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 1 1992-08-04
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1992-08-06 Baumgartner (USA) decision (8-0), Thue (CAN)
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round Five 1 1992-08-05 16,0
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round Five Match #1 1 1992-08-05 Baumgartner (USA) decision (7-0), Schröder (GER) 3,0
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round Four 1 1992-08-05 13,0
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round Four Match #2 1 1992-08-05 Baumgartner (USA) fall (4:49), Schröder (GER) 4,0
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round Three 1 1992-08-04 9,0
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round Three Match #1 1 1992-08-04 Baumgartner (USA) decision (3-0), Gobejishvili (EUN) 3,0
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round Two 1T 1992-08-04 6,0
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round Two Match #3 1 1992-08-04 Baumgartner (USA) decision (8-0), Gombos (HUN) 3,0
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round One 1T 1992-08-04 3,0
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round One Match #2 1 1992-08-04 Baumgartner (USA) decision (9-1), Barbutov (BUL) 3,0
1996 Summer 35 Atlanta Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 3 1996-08-01
1996 Summer 35 Atlanta Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match 3/4 1 1996-08-02 Baumgartner (USA) decision (1-1) (8:00), Shumilin (RUS) 1
1996 Summer 35 Atlanta Wrestling United States USA Classification Round Six Match #2 1 1996-08-02 Baumgartner (USA) decision (3-0) (6:32), Thiele (GER) 3
1996 Summer 35 Atlanta Wrestling United States USA Classification Round Five Match #2 AC 1996-08-02 Baumgartner (USA)
1996 Summer 35 Atlanta Wrestling United States USA Classification Round Four Match #3 1 1996-08-02 Baumgartner (USA) grand superiority (11-0) (3:22), Gombos (HUN) 11
1996 Summer 35 Atlanta Wrestling United States USA Classification Round Three Match #4 1 1996-08-01 Baumgartner (USA) grand superiority (14-2) (4:19), Turmanidze (GEO) 14
1996 Summer 35 Atlanta Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #2 2 1996-08-01 Shumilin (RUS) decision (6-1) (5:00), Baumgartner (USA) 1
1996 Summer 35 Atlanta Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #3 1 1996-08-01 Baumgartner (USA) grand superiority (10-0) (3:10), Borodow (CAN) 10