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George de Relwyskow

Full name: George Frederick William de Relwyskow
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (174 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: June 18, 1887 in Kensington, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: November 9, 1943 in [unknown], Unknown, Myanmar
Affiliations: German Gymnastic Society
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

George de Relwyskow of Hammersmith won the British lightweight and middleweight titles in 1907 and 1908 and contested both events at the 1908 Olympics. After losing to Stanley Bacon in the middleweight final, de Relwyskow had no difficulty in winning the gold medal in the lightweight division where he defeated the novice William Wood, who had only taken up the sport six months previously. De Relwyskow had celebrated his 21st birthday the previous months and held the record of being the youngest winner of an Olympic gold medal for wrestling until 1976 when the 20-year-old Russian Suren Nalbandyan won the Greco-Roman lightweight title. De Relwyskow, who was coach to the 1924 British Olympic team, eventually settled in Yorkshire and was a builder and decorator in Leeds, where he was also a part-time masseur to various sporting clubs. George de Relwyskow was killed in action while fighting in Burma during World War II.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 20 London Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Freestyle Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
1908 Summer 20 London Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Freestyle Great Britain GBR 2 Silver

Men's Lightweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1908 Summer 20 London Wrestling Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 1 1908-07-24 de Relwyskow (GBR) 2-0 (decision/decision), Wood (GBR)
1908 Summer 20 London Wrestling Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1908-07-24 de Relwyskow (GBR) fall (7:44), Gingell (GBR)
1908 Summer 20 London Wrestling Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1908-07-24 de Relwyskow (GBR) decision, Shepherd (GBR)
1908 Summer 20 London Wrestling Great Britain GBR Round One Match #5 1 1908-07-24 de Relwyskow (GBR) fall (6:04), Henson (GBR)

Men's Middleweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1908 Summer 20 London Wrestling Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 2 1908-07-22 Bacon (GBR) 2-0 (decision/decision), de Relwyskow (GBR)
1908 Summer 20 London Wrestling Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1908-07-21 de Relwyskow (GBR) decision, Andersson (SWE)
1908 Summer 20 London Wrestling Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1908-07-21 de Relwyskow (GBR) fall (6:30), Bacon (GBR)
1908 Summer 20 London Wrestling Great Britain GBR Round One Match #6 1 1908-07-21 de Relwyskow (GBR) fall (3:10), Challstorp (SWE)