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Georg Baumann

Full name: Georg Baumann
Original name: Георгий Бауманн
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 67-75 kg
Born: September 1, 1892 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
Affiliations: Sanitas St. Petersburg
Country: RUS Russia
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

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.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman Russia RUS AC r2/8

Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Wrestling Russia RUS Round Two Match #16 2 1912-07-09 Salonen (FIN) fall (4:00), Baumann (RUS)
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Wrestling Russia RUS Round One Match #18 2 1912-07-08 Väre (FIN) fall (37:00), Baumann (RUS)
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