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Dick Voliva

Full name: Richard Lawrence "Dick" Voliva
Gender: Male
Born: October 18, 1912 in Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Died: November 2, 1999 in Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
Affiliations: Indiana Hoosiers, Bloomington (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Although twice a national champion, Dick Voliva only made the 1936 Olympic team as an alternate. He moved up when his form improved in the pre-Olympic training camp, and at the Olympics he posted six straight victories before being pinned in the finals by Émile Poilvé of France. Voliva earned his degree from Indiana University and later coached football and track at Montclair State. He moved on to Rutgers in 1946 and coached wrestling, football, and track at the New Jersey school for over 30 years.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Freestyle United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Middleweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 2 1936-08-02
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match #1 2 1936-08-04 Poilvé (FRA) fall (10:25), Voliva (USA)
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Wrestling United States USA Round Five 2 1936-08-04 3
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Wrestling United States USA Round Five Match #2 1 1936-08-04 Voliva (USA) decision (2-1), Kireççi (TUR) 1
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Wrestling United States USA Round Four 2 1936-08-04 2
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Wrestling United States USA Round Four Match #2 1 1936-08-04 Voliva (USA) injury, Luukko (FIN) 0
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Wrestling United States USA Round Three 2T 1936-08-04 2
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Wrestling United States USA Round Three Match #1 1 1936-08-04 Voliva (USA) decision (2-1), Krebs (SUI) 1
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Wrestling United States USA Round Two 3T 1936-08-04 1
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #2 1 1936-08-04 Voliva (USA) decision (3-0), Rasul (IND) 1
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Wrestling United States USA Round One 1T 1936-08-02 0
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #2 1 1936-08-02 Voliva (USA) fall (10:41), van der Merwe (RSA) 0
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