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Jack Niflot

Full name: Isidor Gadar "Jack" Niflot
Gender: Male
Born: April 16, 1881 in [unknown], Unknown, Russia
Died: May 29, 1950 in Long Eddy, New York, United States
Affiliations: Pastime AC, Syracuse (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Jack Niflot dominated the 1904 bantamweight division and easily won the gold medal with three straight falls, throwing Gus Wester in 1:58 in the finals. Niflot was the favorite; he had won four consecutive AAU championships prior to 1904, and his Olympic title and the 1905 AAU featherweight championship gave him six straight national championships. Niflot later became a professional wrestler and when his sporting career ended, he remained in wrestling, coaching at Columbia, Princeton, and the [New York Athletic Club] and working as a wrestling referee.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Wrestling Men's Bantamweight, Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold
1906 Summer 25 Athina Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman United States USA 7T

Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result

Men's Bantamweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 Niflot (USA) fall (1:58), Wester (USA)
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Wrestling United States USA Semi-Finals Match #2 1 Niflot (USA) fall (2:24), Cardwell (USA)
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #3 1 Niflot (USA) fall (3:12), Strebler (USA)