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Adrien Poliquin

Full name: Joseph Adrien Poliquin
Gender: Male
Born: April 10, 1929 in Victoriaville, Québec, Canada
Died: June 14, 2012 in Richelieu, Québec, Canada
Affiliations: ?, Montréal (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

A native of Quebec, Adrien Poliquin began attracting attention as a bantamweight (-57 kg) wrestler in the late 1940s. He first became Canadian champion in the event in 1949 and would go on to capture the crown five more times in 1951-54 and 1956. It was as the national titleholder that he was chosen to represent his country at the 1952 Summer Olympics and the 1954 British Empire Games. In the former he lost by a fall in the first round against Khashaba Jhadav of India, the eventual bronze medalist, while in the latter he finished fourth. Despite winning the Canadian championship in 1956, Poliquin was not selected for that year’s Olympic delegation, as Canada had only two spots available on its wrestling team and many national titleholders to choose from. Poliquin retired several years later, in 1959.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling Men's Bantamweight, Freestyle Canada CAN AC

Men's Bantamweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MMR/RE BP MR
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling Canada CAN Final Standings AC 1952-07-20 Eliminated r2/7 6
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling Canada CAN Round Two 13T 1952-07-21 6
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling Canada CAN Round Two Match #9 2 1952-07-21 Schmitz (GER) fall (0:30), Poliquin (CAN) 3
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling Canada CAN Round One 11T 1952-07-20 3
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling Canada CAN Round One Match #10 2 1952-07-20 Jhadav (IND) fall (14:25), Poliquin (CAN) 3