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Fritiof Svensson

Full name: Konrad Martin Fritiof Svensson
Gender: Male
Born: June 2, 1896 in Bälinge, Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden
Died: March 5, 1961 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Affiliations: Djurgårdens IF, Stockholm (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Fritiof Svensson was a skilled technical wrestler who had his major breakthrough with the bronze medal in Antwerp, trailing only two wrestlers from Finland, the leading nation in Greco-Roman wrestling at the time, [Heikko Kähkönen] and [Oskari Friman], who proved too strong for him. Two years later, when the World Championships were held in Stockholm before a home crowd, Svensson won the title with six straight victories. The final was a fierce fight against Estonian [Eduard Pütsep] and Svensson was ruled the winner by a small margin. He also won four Swedish championships from 1920-23. In 1924 Svensson had his second Olympic appearance but could not repeat his previous achievements, placing fifth.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Wrestling Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman Sweden SWE 3 Bronze
1924 Summer 27 Paris Wrestling Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman Sweden SWE 5

Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Wrestling Sweden SWE Quarter-Finals Match #2 2 1920-08-18 Friman (FIN) fall (7:38), Svensson (SWE)
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Two Match #4 1 1920-08-17 Svensson (SWE) fall (12:28), Jensen (DEN)
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Wrestling Sweden SWE 3rd-Place Final Round Match #1 1 1920-08-20 Svensson (SWE) decision (25:00), Torgensen (DEN)
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Wrestling Sweden SWE 3rd-Place Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1920-08-20 Svensson (SWE) fall (21:57), Boumans (BEL)
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Wrestling Sweden SWE 2nd-Place Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1920-08-20 Kähkönen (FIN) decision (31:34), Svensson (SWE)
1924 Summer 27 Paris Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Six Match #1 2 1924-07-10 Anttila (FIN) fall (10:45), Svensson (SWE)
1924 Summer 27 Paris Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Five Match #1 1 Svensson (SWE) decision, Toivola (FIN)
1924 Summer 27 Paris Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Four Match #1 1 Svensson (SWE) decision, Egeberg (NOR)
1924 Summer 27 Paris Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Three Match #9 AC 1924-07-08 Svensson (SWE)
1924 Summer 27 Paris Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Two Match #13 1 1924-07-07 Svensson (SWE) fall (5:44), Rottenfluc (FRA)
1924 Summer 27 Paris Wrestling Sweden SWE Round One Match #13 1 Svensson (SWE) decision, Németh (HUN)
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