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Ivar Johansson

Full name: Ivar Valentin Johansson
Gender: Male
Born: January 31, 1903 in Norrköping, Östergötland, Sweden
Died: August 4, 1979 in Norrköping, Östergötland, Sweden
Affiliations: IK Björnen, Norrköping (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 3 Gold (3 Total)

Biography

Ivar Johansson was one of Sweden's greatest ever wrestlers. He also is likely the greatest wrestler ever to not have won a world championship. Johansson did, however, win three Olympic gold medals – a record he shares with Aleksandr Medved, Carl Westergren, and Aleksandr Karelin. Johansson is also one of three wrestlers to have won Olympic gold medals in both classes. Two of these came in 1932 when he won the freestyle middleweight class and the Greco-roman welterweight class. He added the 1936 Olympic title in middleweight Greco-roman. Johansson never competed at the World Championships. However, at the European Championships, he was nonpareil, winning nine titles between 1931 and 1939, six at Greco and three at freestyle.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman Sweden SWE 9T
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman Sweden SWE 1 Gold
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Freestyle Sweden SWE 1 Gold
1936 Summer 33 Berlin Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman Sweden SWE 1 Gold

Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Sweden SWE Final Standings 1 1932-08-04
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Sweden SWE Final Round Match #1 1 1932-08-07 Johansson (SWE) decision, Kajander (FIN)
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Four 1T 1932-08-06 0
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Three 1T 1932-08-06 0
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Three Match #1 1 1932-08-06 Johansson (SWE) fall (8:39), Käpp (EST) 0
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Two 1T 1932-08-05 0
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Two Match #1 1 1932-08-05 Johansson (SWE) fall (11:04), Dahl (NOR) 0
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Sweden SWE Round One 1T 1932-08-04 0
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Sweden SWE Round One Match #2 1 1932-08-04 Johansson (SWE) fall (4:18), Zombori (HUN) 0
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Four Match #2 AC 1932-08-06 Johansson (SWE) 0

Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Three Match #2 2 1928-08-04 Hala (TCH) fall, Johansson (SWE)
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Two Match #1 2 1928-08-03 Kokkinen (FIN) fall, Johansson (SWE)
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Wrestling Sweden SWE Round One Match #1 1 1928-08-02 Johansson (SWE) fall, Frantz (LUX)
1936 Summer 33 Berlin Wrestling Sweden SWE Final Standings 1 1936-08-06
1936 Summer 33 Berlin Wrestling Sweden SWE Final Round Match #1 1 1936-08-09 Johansson (SWE) fall (3:48), Palotás (HUN)
1936 Summer 33 Berlin Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Five 1 1936-08-09 2
1936 Summer 33 Berlin Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Five Match #2 1 1936-08-09 Johansson (SWE) decision (3-0), Kokkinen (FIN) 1
1936 Summer 33 Berlin Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Four 1T 1936-08-08 1
1936 Summer 33 Berlin Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Four Match #3 1 1936-08-08 Johansson (SWE) fall (7:46), Orabi (EGY) 0
1936 Summer 33 Berlin Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Three 1T 1936-08-08 1
1936 Summer 33 Berlin Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Three Match #3 1 1936-08-08 Johansson (SWE) decision (2-1), Schweickert (GER) 1
1936 Summer 33 Berlin Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Two 1T 1936-08-07 0
1936 Summer 33 Berlin Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Two Match #5 1 1936-08-07 Johansson (SWE) fall (8:20), Yurdaer (TUR) 0
1936 Summer 33 Berlin Wrestling Sweden SWE Round One 1T 1936-08-06 0
1936 Summer 33 Berlin Wrestling Sweden SWE Round One Match #5 1 1936-08-06 Johansson (SWE) fall (3:55), Lefakis (GRE) 0

Men's Middleweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Sweden SWE Final Standings 1 1932-08-01
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Sweden SWE Final Round Match #2 1 1932-08-03 Johansson (SWE) fall (2:10), Hess (USA)
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Three 1T 1932-08-02 3
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Three Match #3 1 1932-08-02 Johansson (SWE) fall (12:50), Poilvé (FRA) 0
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Two 3T 1932-08-02 3
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Two Match #3 1 1932-08-02 Johansson (SWE) fall (8:14), Kotani (JPN) 0
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Sweden SWE Round One 6T 1932-08-01 3
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Sweden SWE Round One Match #3 2 1932-08-01 Luukko (FIN) decision, Johansson (SWE) 3