Full name: Georg Baumann
Original name: Георгий Бауманн
Height: 5'9" (174 cm)
Weight: 67-75 kg
Born: September 1, 1892 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
Affiliations: Sanitas St. Petersburg
Georg Baumann was one of the most gifted Estonian amateur wrestlers of his era, but unfortunately his career and life were very short. Baumann was born in St. Petersburg, Russia to an Estonian family and started his wrestling career there. Baumann was selected to the Russian 1912 Olympic team in wrestling’s lightweight class along with two other Estonians August Kippasto and Oskar Kaplur. In Stockholm Baumann wasn’t very successful - he lost his first match to a later gold medalist Finn Emil Wäre in the 37th minute. His second opponent was also a Finn, Alfred Salonen, to whom he lost after four minutes.
The peak of Baumann’s wrestling career was in 1913, when he defeated all his opponents at the World Championships in Breslau in the lightweight class and won the gold medal. In the same year he won a gold in Russian Olympiad and he was awarded the title Best Amateur Wrestler of the Baltic States. Unfortunately in 1914, after the start of World War I, Baumann was sent to the front, from where he never returned.
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