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Edvīns Bietags

Full name: Edvīns Bietags
Gender: Male
Born: February 28, 1908 in Rūjiena, Rūjienas novads, Latvia
Died: September 29, 1983 in Jūrmala, Jūrmala, Latvia
Affiliations: Krauze / Latvijas Boksa Klubs / LAS
Country: LAT Latvia
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

As of 2013, Edvīns Bietags is the only Latvian wrestler to win an Olympic medal. Bietags won a silver in Greco-Roman light-heavyweight at the 1936 Olympics. Coached by Estonian 1924 Olympic champion Eduard Pütsep, Bietags made his international début at the 1934 European Greco-Roman Championships and surprisingly won gold as a light-heavyweight. During his career, Bietags also competed at the 1935 and 1937-39 European Greco-Roman Championships, but failed to medal in any of those years. Domestically, Bietags won six Latvian Greco-Roman light-heavyweight titles (1930-31, 1934-35, 1938, 1940). Bietags finished his sporting career during World War II and later worked as a general laborer and wrestling coach.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Latvia LAT 2 Silver

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Wrestling Latvia LAT Final Standings 2 1936-08-06
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Wrestling Latvia LAT Final Round Match #1 2 1936-08-09 Cadier (SWE) decision (3-0), Bietags (LAT)
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Wrestling Latvia LAT Round Five 1 1936-08-09 1
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Wrestling Latvia LAT Round Five Match #1 1 1936-08-09 Bietags (LAT) decision (2-1), Neo (EST) 1
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Wrestling Latvia LAT Round Four 1 1936-08-08 0
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Wrestling Latvia LAT Round Four Match #4 AC 1936-08-08 Bietags (LAT) 0
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Wrestling Latvia LAT Round Three 1 1936-08-08 0
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Wrestling Latvia LAT Round Three Match #4 1 1936-08-08 Bietags (LAT) fall (11:36), Avcioğlu-Çakmak (TUR) 0
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Wrestling Latvia LAT Round Two 1T 1936-08-07 0
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Wrestling Latvia LAT Round Two Match #5 1 1936-08-07 Bietags (LAT) fall (3:46), Bóbis (HUN) 0
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Wrestling Latvia LAT Round One 1T 1936-08-06 0
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Wrestling Latvia LAT Round One Match #5 1 1936-08-06 Bietags (LAT) fall (10:00), Seelenbinder (GER) 0