Full name: Roland Krister Svensson
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)
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.
|1968 Summer||23||Ciudad de México||Wrestling||Men's Bantamweight, Greco-Roman||Sweden||SWE||AC|
|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|