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Oskar Kaplur

Full name: Oskar Kaplur
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Born: September 8, 1889 in Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia
Died: September 20, 1962 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Affiliations: Athletic Club of Tallinn
Country: RUS Russia
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

Oskar Kaplur was one of the most famoust Estonian amateur wrestlers before the World War I. In 1911 he was fifth at the World Championships. In 1912 he won gold at the Unofficial European Championships (he won with fall all his seven opponents) and was first in the Russian Championships. Along with two other Estonians August Kippasto and Georg Baumann, Oskar Kaplur was selected to the Russian 1912 Olympic team in wrestling’s lightweight class. In Stockholm he was successful at first. He won his first three matches against Brit William Hayes, Italian Alessandro Covre (with fall) and Finn Alfred Salonen (with points). In the fourth round he lost to a later gold medalist Emil Wäre, but won his next match against Finn Aatami Tanttu with walkover. In the sixth round he lost again to a Finn Tatu Kolehmainen, and did not advance to the final round. After winning the 1913 North-European Championships, Kaplur moved to United States, where he didn’t lose a single match during his five years stay. After returning to Europe in 1918, Kaplur settled to Russia where he worked in various positions in the aviation field for a long time. He died in Moscow, aged 73.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman Russia RUS AC r6/8

Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Wrestling Russia RUS Round Six Match #5 AC 1912-07-14 Kaplur (RUS) DQ (both passivity) (1-00), Kolehmainen (FIN)
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Wrestling Russia RUS Round Five Match #6 AC 1912-07-14 Kaplur (RUS)
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Wrestling Russia RUS Round Four Match #9 AC 1912-07-13 Kaplur (RUS) , Väre (FIN) DQ (both passivity) (1-00)
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Wrestling Russia RUS Round Three Match #10 1 1912-07-11 Kaplur (RUS) decision (1-00), Salonen (FIN)
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Wrestling Russia RUS Round Two Match #18 1 1912-07-09 Kaplur (RUS) fall (5:00), Covre (ITA)
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Wrestling Russia RUS Round One Match #19 1 1912-07-08 Kaplur (RUS) fall (24:00), Hayes (GBR)
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