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Edil Rosenqvist

Full name: Edil Albert Rosenqvist
Nickname(s): Rusa
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 83-90 kg
Born: December 11, 1892 in Degerby, Inkoo, Uusimaa, Finland
Died: September 14, 1973 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Affiliations: Helsingin Atleettiklubi, Helsinki (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

In addition to his two Olympic silver medals, Edil Rosenqvist was also the World Greco-Roman light-heavyweight champion in 1921 and 1922 and won a bronze medal in Greco-Roman light-heavyweight at the 1930 European Championships. Rosenqvist also won the Nordic light-heavyweight title in 1921, the Nordic heavyweight title in 1925, and the Finnish title four times: in 1919 and 1920 in heavyweight and in 1921 and 1930 in light-heavyweight. During his wrestling career, Rosenqvist worked as a chauffeur and was later a successful businessman.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN 2 Silver
1924 Summer 31 Paris Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN 2 Silver
1928 Summer 35 Amsterdam Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle Finland FIN 6T

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #1 2 Johanson (SWE) decision (29:15), Rosenqvist (FIN)
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Wrestling Finland FIN 2nd-Place Final Round Match #1 1 1920-08-20 Rosenqvist (FIN) fall (1:30), Eriksen (DEN)
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Wrestling Finland FIN 2nd-Place Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1920-08-20 Rosenqvist (FIN) fall (0:36), Tetens (DEN)

Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1924 Summer 31 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Final Round Match #1 2 1924-07-10 Deglane (FRA) decision, Rosenqvist (FIN)
1924 Summer 31 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Five Match #2 1 Rosenqvist (FIN) decision, Larsen (DEN)
1924 Summer 31 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four Match #1 1 Rosenqvist (FIN) decision, Dame (FRA)
1924 Summer 31 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three Match #6 1 1924-07-08 Rosenqvist (FIN) decision, Sint (NED)
1924 Summer 31 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #8 1 1924-07-07 Rosenqvist (FIN) decision, Mileder (AUT)
1924 Summer 31 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #7 1 1924-07-06 Rosenqvist (FIN) decision, Nilsson (SWE)

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1928 Summer 35 Amsterdam Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #1 2 1928-07-30 Edwards (USA) , Rosenqvist (FIN)
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