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Adolf Lindfors

Full name: Adolf Valentin Lindfors
Nickname(s): Adi
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (177 cm)
Weight: 212 lbs (96 kg)
Born: February 8, 1879 in Porvoo, Itä-Uusimaa, Finland
Died: May 6, 1959 in Porvoo, Itä-Uusimaa, Finland
Affiliations: Porvoon Akilles, Porvoo (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Adolf Lindfors took up wrestling when he was 20-years-old and soon rose to be one of the top Finnish heavyweight wrestlers. Lindfors made his international début before World War I, at the 1911 World Championships, where he won a silver medal in heavyweight behind Yrjö Saarela and also competed at the 1912 Olympic Games, but had to retire due to injury. The high point of Lindfors’ career was at the 1920 Olympics, where he won the Greco-Roman gold medal when he was 41-years-old. Domestically, Lindfors was Finnish Greco-Roman heavyweight champion in 1905, 1910 and 1913 and also won the Finnish weightlifting championship in 1903-04. Lindfors was also the founder of Porvoon Akilles in 1902 and served as their first president from 1902-12.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 33 Stockholm Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN AC r4/7
1920 Summer 41 Antwerpen Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN 1 Gold

Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1912 Summer 33 Stockholm Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four Match #1 2 1912-07-12 Neser (GER) retired (2:00), Lindfors (FIN)
1912 Summer 33 Stockholm Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three Match #6 AC 1912-07-12 Lindfors (FIN)
1912 Summer 33 Stockholm Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #8 2 1912-07-09 Jensen (DEN) decision (1-00), Lindfors (FIN)
1912 Summer 33 Stockholm Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #8 1 1912-07-09 Lindfors (FIN) fall (8:50), Sandberg (SWE)
1920 Summer 41 Antwerpen Wrestling Finland FIN Final Round Match 1/2 1 1920-08-20 Lindfors (FIN) fall (47:38), Ahlgren (SWE)
1920 Summer 41 Antwerpen Wrestling Finland FIN Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1920-08-19 Lindfors (FIN) fall (7:17), Hansen (DEN)
1920 Summer 41 Antwerpen Wrestling Finland FIN Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1920-08-19 Lindfors (FIN) fall (3:14), Dame (FRA)
1920 Summer 41 Antwerpen Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #1 1 1920-08-18 Lindfors (FIN) fall (28:43), Willkie (USA)
1920 Summer 41 Antwerpen Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #1 1 1920-08-17 Lindfors (FIN) fall (1:50), Gasiglia (FRA)