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Thure Sjöstedt

Full name: Ture Sigvard "Thure" Sjöstedt
Gender: Male
Born: August 28, 1903 in Yngsjö, Kristianstad, Skåne, Sweden
Died: May 2, 1956 in Malmö, Skåne, Sweden
Affiliations: BK Kärnan, Limhamn, Malmö (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

In 1928 Thure Sjöstedt won the gold medal in light-heavyweight freestyle, adding a silver medal in 1932. While he was second at the 1927 European Championship in Greco-Roman, he later moved up to the heavyweight division and won the 1934 European freestyle title. Sjöstedt later had difficulties with heavy drinking and was eventually found dead in his garden cottage.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle Sweden SWE 1 Gold
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle Sweden SWE 2 Silver

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Wrestling Sweden SWE Final Round Match #1 1 1928-08-01 Sjöstedt (SWE) , Edwards (USA)
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Wrestling Sweden SWE Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1928-07-31 Sjöstedt (SWE) , Bögli (SUI)
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Wrestling Sweden SWE Round One Match #4 AC 1928-07-30 Sjöstedt (SWE)
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Wrestling Sweden SWE Final Standings 2 1932-08-01
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Two 3 1932-08-02 4
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Two Match #1 1 1932-08-02 Sjöstedt (SWE) decision, Scarf (AUS) 1
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Wrestling Sweden SWE Round One 3T 1932-08-01 3
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Wrestling Sweden SWE Round One Match #1 2 1932-08-01 Mehringer (USA) fall (13:37), Sjöstedt (SWE) 3
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