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Peter Kokotowitsch

Full name: Peter Milan Kokotowitsch (-Kovick)
Other name(s): Petar Kokotović, Peter Kokotovich
Gender: Male
Born: October 8, 1890 in Plaški, Karlovačka županija, Croatia
Died: July 12, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Wiener Sportverein, Wien (AUT)
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

Peter Kokotowitsch finished third in the Greco-Roman 75.0 kg class at the unofficial World championships held in Vienna in 1910. One year later he won the 70.0 kg class at the same tournament. He qualified for the 1912 Olympics when he won the middleweight A class at the selecting competition held in Vienna (Apollo-Säle) on 9 June 1912.

Shortly after competing at the 1912 Olympic Games Kokotowitsch emigrated to the United States, where he adopted US citizanship and changed his name to Peter Kovick on 27 March 1929. He spent his business career in the US with the Continental Can Company, and became a division manager before retiring in 1954. He later worked as a consultant to the Campbell Soup Company. Kovick also became active with Serbian-American organizations and helped displaced refugees who came to the United States after World War II.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Wrestling Men's Middleweight A, Greco-Roman Austria AUT AC r4/8

Men's Middleweight A, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Wrestling Austria AUT Round Four Match #2 2 1912-07-11 Jokinen (FIN) fall (20:54), Kokotowitsch (AUT)
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Wrestling Austria AUT Round Three Match #3 1 1912-07-10 Kokotowitsch (AUT) fall (23:00), Polis (RUS)
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Wrestling Austria AUT Round Two Match #2 2 1912-07-10 Fältström (SWE) fall (17:00), Kokotowitsch (AUT)
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Wrestling Austria AUT Round One Match #2 1 1912-07-06 Kokotowitsch (AUT) fall (10:00), Gargano (ITA)
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