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Gerry Leeman

Full name: Gerald Grant "Gerry" Leeman
Gender: Male
Born: June 20, 1922 in Little Cedar, Iowa, United States
Died: October 10, 2008 in Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States
Affiliations: Iowa State Cyclones, Ames (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Gerry Leeman attended Iowa’s Teacher College (later Northern Iowa). He won one AAU and one NCAA championship six years apart, but oddly the AAU title came first – in 1940. At the 1948 Olympics he was beaten only by the Turk, Nasuh Akar. Leeman then went into coaching and was the wrestling coach at Lehigh University for many years.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 26 London Wrestling Men's Bantamweight, Freestyle United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Bantamweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1948 Summer 26 London Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 2 1948-07-29
1948 Summer 26 London Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match #1 2 1948-07-31 Akar (TUR) fall (8:52), Leeman (USA)
1948 Summer 26 London Wrestling United States USA Round Five 2 1948-07-31 3
1948 Summer 26 London Wrestling United States USA Round Five Match #1 1 1948-07-31 Leeman (USA) decision (3-0), Trimpont (BEL) 1
1948 Summer 26 London Wrestling United States USA Round Four 1T 1948-07-31 2
1948 Summer 26 London Wrestling United States USA Round Four Match #2 1 1948-07-31 Leeman (USA) decision (3-0), Kouyos (FRA) 1
1948 Summer 26 London Wrestling United States USA Round Three 1T 1948-07-30 1
1948 Summer 26 London Wrestling United States USA Round Three Match #3 1 1948-07-30 Leeman (USA) decision (3-0), Bencze (HUN) 1
1948 Summer 26 London Wrestling United States USA Round Two 1T 1948-07-30 0
1948 Summer 26 London Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #5 1 1948-07-30 Leeman (USA) fall (4:13), Cazaux (GBR) 0
1948 Summer 26 London Wrestling United States USA Round One 1T 1948-07-29 0
1948 Summer 26 London Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #7 1 1948-07-29 Leeman (USA) fall (7:35), Bhose (IND) 0