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Edvard Westerlund

Full name: Edvard Vilhelm Westerlund
Nickname(s): Eetu
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (174 cm)
Weight: 68-87 kg
Born: February 1, 1901 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Died: December 7, 1982 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Affiliations: Helsingin Atleettiklubi, Helsinki (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Wrestling

Related Olympians: Brother of Emil Westerlund; Brother of Kalle Westerlund.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Switching back and forth from lightweight to middleweight, Edvard Westerlund was the top contender in those classes in the early 1920s and, later in his career, switched back and forth between welterweight and light-heavyweight. As a lightweight, Westerlund won the World title in 1922 and Olympic bronze in 1928, and as a middleweight, won Olympic gold in 1924 and World Championships bronze in 1921. He also won bronze in welterweight at the 1933 European Championships, winning all those medals in Greco-Roman. Domestically, Westerlund won three Finnish titles: in 1927 in Greco-Roman lightweight, in 1929 in freestyle lightweight and in 1936 in Greco-Roman light-heavyweight. His brothers Kalle and Emil were also internationally known wrestlers, with Kalle winning the Olympic Greco-Roman lightweight bronze in 1924 and Emil competing in both 1912 and 1920 Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 23 Paris Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN 1 Gold
1928 Summer 27 Amsterdam Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN 3 Bronze
1936 Summer 35 Berlin Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Finland FIN AC

Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1928 Summer 27 Amsterdam Wrestling Finland FIN Final Round Match #1 1 1928-08-05 Westerlund (FIN) decision, Yalaz (TUR)
1928 Summer 27 Amsterdam Wrestling Finland FIN Round Six Match #1 2 1928-08-05 Sperling (GER) decision, Westerlund (FIN)
1928 Summer 27 Amsterdam Wrestling Finland FIN Round Five Match #1 1 1928-08-05 Westerlund (FIN) decision, Massop (NED)
1928 Summer 27 Amsterdam Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four Match #1 2 1928-08-04 Keresztes (HUN) decision, Westerlund (FIN)
1928 Summer 27 Amsterdam Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three Match #1 1 1928-08-04 Westerlund (FIN) fall, Pedersen (NOR)
1928 Summer 27 Amsterdam Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #9 AC 1928-08-03 Westerlund (FIN)
1928 Summer 27 Amsterdam Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #9 1 1928-08-02 Westerlund (FIN) fall, Barbieri (ARG)

Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1924 Summer 23 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Final Round Match #1 1 1924-07-10 Westerlund (FIN) decision, Lindfors (FIN)
1924 Summer 23 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Six Match #3 1 1924-07-10 Westerlund (FIN) decision, Grbić (YUG)
1924 Summer 23 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Five Match #4 1 Westerlund (FIN) decision, Christoffersen (DEN)
1924 Summer 23 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Four Match #6 1 Westerlund (FIN) decision, Nilsson (SWE)
1924 Summer 23 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three Match #9 1 1924-07-08 Westerlund (FIN) decision, Reinderman (NED)
1924 Summer 23 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #11 1 1924-07-07 Westerlund (FIN) default, Dumont (BEL)
1924 Summer 23 Paris Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #11 1 1924-07-06 Westerlund (FIN) fall (9:49), Sade (TUR)

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE BP MR
1936 Summer 35 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Final Standings AC 1936-08-06 Eliminated r3/6 6
1936 Summer 35 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three 9 1936-08-08 6
1936 Summer 35 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round Three Match #3 2 1936-08-08 Knudsen (NOR) fall (9:33), Westerlund (FIN) 3
1936 Summer 35 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two 6T 1936-08-07 3
1936 Summer 35 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round Two Match #2 1 1936-08-07 Westerlund (FIN) fall (19:50), Houdry (FRA) 0
1936 Summer 35 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round One 8T 1936-08-06 3
1936 Summer 35 Berlin Wrestling Finland FIN Round One Match #1 2 1936-08-06 Cadier (SWE) fall (5:30), Westerlund (FIN) 3