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Monty Hakansson

Full name: Malte Sigvard "Monty" Hakansson (Håkansson-)
Gender: Male
Born: October 28, 1919 in Dagstorp, Kävlinge, Skåne, Sweden
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

The Swedish flyweight wrestling champion of 1946, Malte Håkansson earned a silver medal in the 1946 European Championships, placing behind Lenni Viitala, who would also claim Olympic gold in 1948. By then, Håkansson had set sail for Australia, arriving there in May 1948. Working on a dock in Brisbane, he earned the Australian bantamweight title in 1949. Because he had not yet obtained citizenship, he was ineligible to represent Australia at the 1950 Empire Games (the modern-day Commonwealth Games). Six years later, now known as Monty Hakansson, he was able to compete for his new country at the Olympics in Melbourne. He lost his first two matches by fall, eliminating him from the competition.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Wrestling Men's Flyweight, Greco-Roman Australia AUS AC

Men's Flyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE BP MR
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Wrestling Australia AUS Final Standings AC 1956-12-03 Eliminated r2/5 6
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Wrestling Australia AUS Round Two 10T 1956-12-04 6
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Wrestling Australia AUS Round Two Match #3 2 1956-12-04 Eğribaş (TUR) fall (1:45), Hakansson (AUS) 3
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Wrestling Australia AUS Round One 9T 1956-12-03 3
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Wrestling Australia AUS Round One Match #2 2 1956-12-03 Mewis (BEL) fall (4:45), Hakansson (AUS) 3