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Frank Lewis

Full name: Frank Wyatt Lewis
Gender: Male
Born: December 6, 1912 in Coleman, Texas, United States
Died: August 16, 1998 in Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States
Affiliations: Oklahoma State Cowboys, Stillwater (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Frank Lewis was the only American to win a gold medal at the 1936 Olympics, but he did it in an odd manner. Due to the scoring by bad points, Lewis earned the gold medal over Sweden’s Thure Andersson, even though Andersson pinned Lewis in their only match. Lewis was a deserving champion, however. He had won two NCAA titles for Oklahoma (1934-35) and was voted the outstanding wrestler at the 1935 AAU Tournament when he won the 155 lb. division. Lewis later became an independent oil producer in his native Oklahoma.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Wrestling Men's Welterweight, Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Welterweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 1 1936-08-02
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match #2 AC 1936-08-04 Lewis (USA)
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Wrestling United States USA Round Five 1T 1936-08-04 3
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Wrestling United States USA Round Five Match #2 1 1936-08-04 Lewis (USA) fall (6:00), Angst (SUI) 0
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Wrestling United States USA Round Four 2T 1936-08-04 3
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Wrestling United States USA Round Four Match #2 2 1936-08-04 Andersson (SWE) fall (12:24), Lewis (USA) 3
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Wrestling United States USA Round Three 1 1936-08-04 0
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Wrestling United States USA Round Three Match #4 1 1936-08-04 Lewis (USA) fall (5:59), Erçetin (TUR) 0
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Wrestling United States USA Round Two 1 1936-08-04 0
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #5 1 1936-08-04 Lewis (USA) fall (6:17), Schleimer (CAN) 0
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Wrestling United States USA Round One 1T 1936-08-02 0
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #5 1 1936-08-02 Lewis (USA) fall (5:03), Beke (BEL) 0
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