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Wilfried Dietrich

Full name: Wilfried Dietrich
Nickname(s): Der Kran von Schifferstadt
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (184 cm)
Weight: 260 lbs (118 kg)
Born: October 14, 1933 in Schifferstadt, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Died: June 3, 1992 in Durbanville, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Affiliations: VfK Schifferstadt, Schifferstadt (GER) / ASV Mainz 1888, Mainz (GER)
Country: GER Germany, FRG West Germany
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze (5 Total)

Biography

A competitor at five Olympic Games (1956-1972), Wilfried Dietrich competed in seven Olympic tournaments (four freestyle and three Greco-Roman) and won five medals (one gold, two silver, two bronze), a record for an Olympic wrestler. All his medals came in the unlimited class and unusually included a gold in the freestyle and a silver in the Greco-Roman style in 1960. His first Olympic medal came in 1956 when he won a silver at Greco. In 1964 and 1968 he earned bronze medals, at Greco in 1964 and freestyle in 1968. Dietrich also won five medals in the World Championships between 1957 and 1969. Three of these were in freestyle and two at Greco-roman. His only World Championship came in 1961 when he won the unlimited freestyle championship. In 1967 he also won that division in the European championships. Dietrich was unbeaten in the unlimited freestyle from 1955 to 1962. At the World Championships he also won two silver and two bronze medals between 1957 and 1969.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Germany GER 2 Silver
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Germany GER 2 Silver
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle Germany GER 1 Gold
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Germany GER 3 Bronze
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle Germany GER AC
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle West Germany FRG 3 Bronze
1972 Summer 38 München Wrestling Men's Super-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman West Germany FRG AC
1972 Summer 38 München Wrestling Men's Super-Heavyweight, Freestyle West Germany FRG 5

Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Wrestling Germany GER Final Standings 2 1956-12-03
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Wrestling Germany GER Final Round Match #1 1 1956-12-06 Dietrich (GER) decision (3-0), Bulgarelli (ITA)
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Wrestling Germany GER Round Five 1 1956-12-06 4
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Wrestling Germany GER Round Five Match #2 AC 1956-12-06 Dietrich (GER) 0
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Wrestling Germany GER Round Four 1T 1956-12-06 4
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Wrestling Germany GER Round Four Match #2 1 1956-12-06 Dietrich (GER) decision (3-0), Kaplan (TUR) 1
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Wrestling Germany GER Round Three 1T 1956-12-05 3
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Wrestling Germany GER Round Three Match #4 1 1956-12-05 Dietrich (GER) decision (3-0), Antonsson (SWE) 1
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Wrestling Germany GER Round Two 2T 1956-12-04 2
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Wrestling Germany GER Round Two Match #4 1 1956-12-04 Dietrich (GER) fall (7:09), Mekhmedov (BUL) 0
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Wrestling Germany GER Round One 6 1956-12-03 2
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Wrestling Germany GER Round One Match #5 2 1956-12-03 Parfyonov (URS) decision (2-1), Dietrich (GER) 2
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Final Round Match #2 1 1960-08-31 Dietrich (GER) fall (6:55), Kasabov (BUL)
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round Three 5T 1960-08-30 5
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round Three Match #3 1T 1960-08-30 Kubát (TCH) draw, Dietrich (GER) 2
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round Two 5T 1960-08-29 3
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round Two Match #6 1T 1960-08-29 Bohdan (URS) , Dietrich (GER) draw 2
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round One 3T 1960-08-27 1
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round One Match #5 1 1960-08-27 Dietrich (GER) decision, Svensson (SWE) 1
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Final Standings 3 1964-10-16
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Five Match #2 2 1964-10-19 Roshchin (URS) decision, Dietrich (GER) 3
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Four 3T 1964-10-19 4
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Four Match #1 2 1964-10-19 Kozma (HUN) decision, Dietrich (GER) 3
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Three 2T 1964-10-18 1
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Three Match #1 1 1964-10-18 Dietrich (GER) fall (1:07), Sugiyama (JPN) 0
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Two 2T 1964-10-17 1
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Two Match #1 1 1964-10-17 Dietrich (GER) decision, Kasabov (BUL) 1
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round One 1T 1964-10-16 0
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round One Match #6 AC 1964-10-16 Dietrich (GER) 0
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Five 3 1964-10-19 7

Men's Super-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE BP
1972 Summer 38 München Wrestling West Germany FRG Final Standings AC 1972-09-06 Withdrew r4/5
1972 Summer 38 München Wrestling West Germany FRG Round Three 3T 1972-09-08 4,0
1972 Summer 38 München Wrestling West Germany FRG Round Three Match #2 2 1972-09-08 Dolipschi (ROU) fall (8:10), Dietrich (FRG) 4,0
1972 Summer 38 München Wrestling West Germany FRG Round Two 1T 1972-09-07 0,0
1972 Summer 38 München Wrestling West Germany FRG Round Two Match #4 1 1972-09-07 Dietrich (FRG) fall (6:39), Karlsson (FIN) 0,0
1972 Summer 38 München Wrestling West Germany FRG Round One 1T 1972-09-06 0,0
1972 Summer 38 München Wrestling West Germany FRG Round One Match #3 1 1972-09-06 Dietrich (FRG) fall (3:14), Taylor (USA) 0,0

Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR RE
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Final Round Match #1 1 1960-09-06 Dietrich (GER) fall (7:08), Dzarasov (URS)
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Final Round Match #2 1T 1960-09-06 Kaplan (TUR) draw, Dietrich (GER)
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round Five 1 1960-09-06 1
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round Five Match #1 1 1960-09-06 Dietrich (GER) fall (3:47), Marascalchi (ITA) 0
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round Four 2 1960-09-05 1
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round Four Match #2 1 1960-09-05 Dietrich (GER) decision, Antonsson (SWE) 1
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round Three 1T 1960-09-03 0
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round Three Match #3 1 1960-09-03 Dietrich (GER) fall (9:51), Shourvarzi (IRI) 0
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round Two 1T 1960-09-02 0
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round Two Match #4 1 1960-09-02 Dietrich (GER) fall (1:27), Widmer (SUI) 0
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round One 1T 1960-09-01 0
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round One Match #4 1 1960-09-01 Dietrich (GER) fall (1:13), Mitchell (AUS) 0
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Final Standings AC 1964-10-11 6 Eliminated r3/5
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Three 7T 1964-10-13 6
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Three Match #2 1 1964-10-13 Dietrich (GER) decision, Robertsson (SWE) 1
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Two 9T 1964-10-12 5
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Two Match #2 1T 1964-10-12 Kaplan (TUR) draw, Dietrich (GER) 2
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round One 9T 1964-10-11 3
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round One Match #2 2 1964-10-11 Kristoff (USA) decision, Dietrich (GER) 3
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Wrestling West Germany FRG Final Standings 3 1968-10-17
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Wrestling West Germany FRG Final Round Match #1 2 1968-10-20 Duraliev (BUL) fall, Dietrich (FRG)
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Wrestling West Germany FRG Round Five 3 1968-10-20 5,0
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Wrestling West Germany FRG Round Five Match #2 2 1968-10-20 Medved (URS) fall, Dietrich (FRG) 4,0
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Wrestling West Germany FRG Round Four 1T 1968-10-20 1,0
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Wrestling West Germany FRG Round Four Match #3 1 1968-10-20 Dietrich (FRG) fall (4:35), Ölziisaikhany (MGL) 0,0
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Wrestling West Germany FRG Round Three 1T 1968-10-19 1,0
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Wrestling West Germany FRG Round Three Match #3 1 1968-10-19 Dietrich (FRG) decision, Stîngu (ROU) 1,0
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Wrestling West Germany FRG Round Two 1T 1968-10-18 0,0
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Wrestling West Germany FRG Round Two Match #5 1 1968-10-18 Dietrich (FRG) DQ, Bocheński (POL) 0,0
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Wrestling West Germany FRG Round One 1T 1968-10-17 0,0
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Wrestling West Germany FRG Round One Match #5 1 1968-10-17 Dietrich (FRG) fall (2:10), Geris (CAN) 0,0

Men's Super-Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP
1972 Summer 38 München Wrestling West Germany FRG Final Standings 5 1972-08-27
1972 Summer 38 München Wrestling West Germany FRG Round Four 5 1972-08-30 6,0
1972 Summer 38 München Wrestling West Germany FRG Round Four Match #3 2 1972-08-30 Taylor (USA) decision, Dietrich (FRG) 3,0
1972 Summer 38 München Wrestling West Germany FRG Round Three 3 1972-08-29 3,0
1972 Summer 38 München Wrestling West Germany FRG Round Three Match #4 2 1972-08-29 Medved (URS) decision, Dietrich (FRG) 3,0
1972 Summer 38 München Wrestling West Germany FRG Round Two 1 1972-08-28 0,0
1972 Summer 38 München Wrestling West Germany FRG Round Two Match #5 1 1972-08-28 Dietrich (FRG) fall (6:54), Vlasák (TCH) 0,0
1972 Summer 38 München Wrestling West Germany FRG Round One 1T 1972-08-27 0,0
1972 Summer 38 München Wrestling West Germany FRG Round One Match #5 1 1972-08-27 Dietrich (FRG) fall (5:22), Maróthy (HUN) 0,0