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William Nelson

Full name: William L. Nelson
Gender: Male
Affiliations: St. George's AC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

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William Nelson won two AAU titles in 1899 and 1900, with the second one coming over future Olympic champion, George Mehnert, in the finals. Four years later, Nelson was defeated at the Olympics by Mehnert's clubmate, Gustav Bauer, in the first round. It was an exceptionally close match that required three overtimes before Bauer was declared the winner. Since there were only three wrestlers in the class, Nelson won a bronze medal.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer St. Louis Wrestling Men's Flyweight, Freestyle United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Flyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1904 Summer St. Louis Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #1 2 Bauer (USA) decision (3 overtimes), Nelson (USA)
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