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Abraham Kurland

Full name: Abraham Kurland
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Born: June 10, 1912 in Odense, Syddanmark, Denmark
Died: March 14, 1999
Affiliations: Hakoah, København/Bagsværd, København
Country: DEN Denmark
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

After his previous successes, including the silver medal in Los Angeles in 1932, Abraham Kurland was the clear favorite for Berlin in 1936, but he boycotted the Games because of his Jewish faith. At the European Championships he won a 1934 gold in Greco-Roman and bronze in freestyle, winning another silver in 1935. After 1935, he no longer participated in international championships. During World War II Kurland fled to Sweden by boat with a group Danish-Jewish wrestlers in 1943, where they stayed with the families of Swedish wrestlers. In 1945 he returned to Denmark and worked there as a coach from 1948-62. In 1948, he tried a comeback and participated at London, but without success. At home Kurland won 12 Denmark championships from 1932-49, and participated in 13 different internationals.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman Denmark DEN 2 Silver
1948 Summer 36 London Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman Denmark DEN AC

Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR RE
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Wrestling Denmark DEN Final Standings 2 1932-08-04
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Wrestling Denmark DEN Final Round Match #1 2 1932-08-07 Malmberg (SWE) decision, Kurland (DEN)
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Wrestling Denmark DEN Round Three 2 1932-08-06 3
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Wrestling Denmark DEN Round Two 2T 1932-08-05 3
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Wrestling Denmark DEN Round Two Match #2 2 1932-08-05 Sperling (GER) decision, Kurland (DEN) 3
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Wrestling Denmark DEN Round One 1T 1932-08-04 0
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Wrestling Denmark DEN Round One Match #3 1 1932-08-04 Kurland (DEN) fall (3:39), Miyazaki (JPN) 0
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Wrestling Denmark DEN Round Three Match #3 AC 1932-08-06 Kurland (DEN) 0
1948 Summer 36 London Wrestling Denmark DEN Final Standings AC 1948-08-03 5 Eliminated r3/6
1948 Summer 36 London Wrestling Denmark DEN Round Three 9T 1948-08-05 5
1948 Summer 36 London Wrestling Denmark DEN Round Three Match #5 2 1948-08-05 Freij (SWE) decision (2-1), Kurland (DEN) 2
1948 Summer 36 London Wrestling Denmark DEN Round Two 7T 1948-08-04 3
1948 Summer 36 London Wrestling Denmark DEN Round Two Match #5 2 1948-08-04 Damage (LIB) decision (3-0), Kurland (DEN) 3
1948 Summer 36 London Wrestling Denmark DEN Round One 1T 1948-08-03 0
1948 Summer 36 London Wrestling Denmark DEN Round One Match #5 1 1948-08-03 Kurland (DEN) fall (9:53), Jauch (SUI) 0
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