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Jan Theron

Full name: Jacob Louis "Jan" Theron
Gender: Male
Born: August 25, 1930 in Marquard, Free State, South Africa
Died: November 24, 1993 in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Country: RSA South Africa
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

Jacob Theron had the following podium finishes at major championships: 1st in the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games Light-Heavyweight (-90 kg), Freestyle, 1st in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games Light-Heavyweight (-90 kg), Freestyle.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle South Africa RSA 6
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle South Africa RSA AC

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR RE
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling South Africa RSA Final Standings 6 1952-07-20
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling South Africa RSA Round Three 6 1952-07-22 5
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling South Africa RSA Round Three Match #3 2 1952-07-22 Atan (TUR) fall (11:55), Theron (RSA) 3
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling South Africa RSA Round Two 5 1952-07-21 2
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling South Africa RSA Round Two Match #4 1 1952-07-21 Theron (RSA) decision (3-0), Steckle (CAN) 1
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling South Africa RSA Round One 4T 1952-07-20 1
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Wrestling South Africa RSA Round One Match #4 1 1952-07-20 Theron (RSA) decision (2-1), Jadav (IND) 1
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Wrestling South Africa RSA Final Standings AC 1956-11-28 7 Eliminated r3/7
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Wrestling South Africa RSA Round Three 8T 1956-11-30 7
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Wrestling South Africa RSA Round Three Match #2 2 1956-11-30 Blair (USA) fall (5:00), Theron (RSA) 3
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Wrestling South Africa RSA Round Two 6T 1956-11-29 4
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Wrestling South Africa RSA Round Two Match #1 1 1956-11-29 Theron (RSA) decision (3-0), Coote (AUS) 1
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Wrestling South Africa RSA Round One 7T 1956-11-28 3
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Wrestling South Africa RSA Round One Match #2 2 1956-11-28 Takhti (IRI) fall (7:00), Theron (RSA) 3
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