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Henry Wittenberg

Full name: Henry Wittenberg
Gender: Male
Born: September 18, 1918 in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Died: March 9, 2010 in Somers, New York, United States
Affiliations: Police Athletic League, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

For 13 years, Henry Wittenberg was never defeated in the AAU tournament, winning all seven times he entered. Wrestling at two Olympics, he lost only one match, and he finished his career with a record of over 400 wins and only four defeats. Wittenberg was also a two-time champion at the Maccabiah Games. Wittenberg earned degrees from both CCNY and Columbia (masters) in teaching. He became a professor of physical education at CCNY after working for a while with the New York Police Department, and coached wrestling both at CCNY and Yeshiva College. He later coached the U.S. Greco-Roman team at the 1968 Olympics. As a youth, Wittenberg captained his school chess team and started out in sports as a swimmer, but turned to wrestling when he had troubles learning turns.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 29 London Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR MMR/RE
1948 Summer 29 London Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 1 1948-07-29
1948 Summer 29 London Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match #1 1 1948-07-31 Wittenberg (USA) decision (2-1), Stöckli (SUI)
1948 Summer 29 London Wrestling United States USA Round Seven 1T 1948-07-31 2
1948 Summer 29 London Wrestling United States USA Round Seven Match #2 AC 1948-07-31 Wittenberg (USA) 0
1948 Summer 29 London Wrestling United States USA Round Six 2 1948-07-31 2
1948 Summer 29 London Wrestling United States USA Round Six Match #1 1 1948-07-31 Wittenberg (USA) decision (2-1), Fahlkvist (SWE) 1
1948 Summer 29 London Wrestling United States USA Round Five 1T 1948-07-31 1
1948 Summer 29 London Wrestling United States USA Round Five Match #1 1 1948-07-31 Wittenberg (USA) fall (7:38), Candaş (TUR) 0
1948 Summer 29 London Wrestling United States USA Round Four 1T 1948-07-31 1
1948 Summer 29 London Wrestling United States USA Round Four Match #3 AC 1948-07-31 Wittenberg (USA) 0
1948 Summer 29 London Wrestling United States USA Round Three 2T 1948-07-30 1
1948 Summer 29 London Wrestling United States USA Round Three Match #5 1 1948-07-30 Wittenberg (USA) fall (2:20), Tarányi (HUN) 0
1948 Summer 29 London Wrestling United States USA Round Two 3 1948-07-30 1
1948 Summer 29 London Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #6 1 1948-07-30 Wittenberg (USA) fall (0:47), Sullivan (GBR) 0
1948 Summer 29 London Wrestling United States USA Round One 4T 1948-07-29 1
1948 Summer 29 London Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #7 1 1948-07-29 Wittenberg (USA) decision (3-0), Mellavuo (FIN) 1
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 2 1952-07-20 1-1
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match #2 AC 1952-07-23 Wittenberg (USA)
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round Five 1T 1952-07-23 4
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round Five Match #1 1 1952-07-23 Wittenberg (USA) fall (9:14), Atan (TUR) 0
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round Four 3T 1952-07-23 4
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round Four Match #2 1 1952-07-23 Wittenberg (USA) decision (3-0), Englas (URS) 1
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round Three 4T 1952-07-22 3
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round Three Match #2 2 1952-07-22 Palm (SWE) decision (3-0), Wittenberg (USA) 3
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round Two 1 1952-07-21 0
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #3 1 1952-07-21 Wittenberg (USA) fall (0:53), Lardon (SUI) 0
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round One 1T 1952-07-20 0
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #2 1 1952-07-20 Wittenberg (USA) fall (1:28), Padron (VEN) 0