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Gottfrid Svensson

Full name: Gottfrid Cervantius Svensson
Gender: Male
Born: May 13, 1889 in Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden
Died: August 19, 1956 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Affiliations: Djurgårdens IF, Stockholm (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Gottfrid Svensson joined Östermalms AK in 1907 and switched to the bigger club Djurgårdens IF in 1911. In the same year, he represented Djurgården at the first wrestling gala in Stockholm’s Circus on 28 February and placed fifth in the 1911 World Championship in the Greco-Roman 67.0 kg division. In the unofficial 1913 European Championships Svensson moved up to second place in the 67.5 kg division. After being eliminated in early Olympic rounds in the 1912 lightweight and 1920 featherweight events, both in the Greco-Roman style, he was silver medalist in the 1920 Olympic freestyle lightweight class. Domestically, Svensson was a seven-time national champion. Following his active career, he became a wrestling official and led the Swedish team at the 1924 Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman Sweden SWE AC r4/8
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Wrestling Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman Sweden SWE AC r2/5
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Freestyle Sweden SWE 2 Silver

Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Two Match #2 2 1920-08-17 Porro (ITA) fall (2:18), Svensson (SWE)

Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Four Match #7 2 1912-07-13 Balej (BOH) fall (16:00), Svensson (SWE)
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Three Match #8 1 1912-07-11 Svensson (SWE) decision (1-00), Radvány (HUN)
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Two Match #11 AC 1912-07-09 Svensson (SWE)
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Wrestling Sweden SWE Round One Match #12 2 1912-07-08 Laitinen (FIN) fall (35:00), Svensson (SWE)

Men's Lightweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Wrestling Sweden SWE Final Round Match 1/2 2 1920-08-27 Anttila (FIN) , Svensson (SWE)
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Wrestling Sweden SWE Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1920-08-27 Svensson (SWE) , Wright (GBR)
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Wrestling Sweden SWE Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1920-08-26 Svensson (SWE) decision, MacKenzie (GBR)
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Wrestling Sweden SWE Round One Match #2 1 1920-08-25 Svensson (SWE) decision, Metropoulos (USA)
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