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Russ Vis

Full name: Russell John "Russ" Vis
Gender: Male
Born: June 22, 1900 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Died: April 1, 1990 in San Diego, California, United States
Affiliations: LAAC, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Russ Vis spent his boyhood in Portland, Oregon, where he started wrestling with the same instructor who taught the legendary Robin Reed. By the time he got to the 1924 Olympics he had established himself as one of our top wrestlers with four straight victories at the National AAU tournament. In Paris, he came through for the gold by defeating two Finns in the last rounds.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 23 Paris Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Lightweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1924 Summer 23 Paris Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1924-07-14 Vis (USA) fall, Wikström (FIN)
1924 Summer 23 Paris Wrestling United States USA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1924-07-13 Vis (USA) decision, Haavisto (FIN)
1924 Summer 23 Paris Wrestling United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1924-07-12 Vis (USA) fall, Pouvroux (FRA)
1924 Summer 23 Paris Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #1 1 1924-07-11 Vis (USA) fall, Montgomery (CAN)
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