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Roland Svensson

Full name: Roland Krister Svensson
Gender: Male
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: June 23, 1945 in Malmö, Skåne, Sweden
Died: March 20, 2014 in Malmö, Skåne, Sweden
Affiliations: BK Envig, Lomma (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Wrestling

Related Olympians: Son of Egon Svensson; Cousin of Leif Freij.

Biography

Roland Svensson was the son of Egon Svensson who won a silver medal in Greco-Roman at the 1936 Olympics, and was twice a silver medalist at the European Championships – in 1937-38. Roland Svensson competed for Sweden in Greco-Roman at the 1968 Olympics, but did not win a medal. He did win a silver medal in Greco at 62 kg at the 1969 World Championships. He also competed at four European Championships from 1968-73 in Greco-Roman but never made a podium. He never won a Swedish title but in 1972 was runner-up in both the Swedish and Nordic Championships. His cousin, Leif Freij, also competed at the 1960 Olympics as a Greco-Roman wrestler, and keeping with family tradition, won a silver medal at both the Europeans and Worlds, both in 1966.

Svensson later became a coach with Finspångs AIK. In 1993 he was awarded the Frystadsmedal for his contributions to Swedish wrestling. He also served as a board representative with the Swedish Wrestling Federation up through the early 2000s.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Wrestling Men's Bantamweight, Greco-Roman Sweden SWE AC

Men's Bantamweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE BP MR
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Wrestling Sweden SWE Final Standings AC 1968-10-23 Eliminated r2/8 6,0
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Two 18T 1968-10-24 6,0
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Two Match #5 2 1968-10-24 Spaenhoven (BEL) decision, Svensson (SWE) 3,0
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Wrestling Sweden SWE Round One 14T 1968-10-23 3,0
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Wrestling Sweden SWE Round One Match #5 2 1968-10-23 Sakurama (JPN) decision, Svensson (SWE) 3,0