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Aubert Côté

Full name: Aubert Côté
Gender: Male
Height: 5-2.5 (160 cm)
Weight: 115 lbs (52 kg)
Born: March 22, 1881 in Beaumont, Québec, Canada
Died: May 27, 1938 in Provo, Utah, United States
Affiliations: Montreal AAA, Montréal (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


At the 1908 Summer Games, Aubert Coté earned Canada’s first Olympic medal in wrestling by capturing bronze in the freestyle bantamweight event, despite having failed to be chosen at the Olympic trials and electing to pay his own way to London. After receiving a bye in the first round, he defeated [Frank Davis] of Great Britain and then lost to eventual gold medalist [George Mehnert] of the United States. He then bested Great Britain’s [Frederick Tomkins] in the third-place match to earn a spot in his nation’s sport history. Coté was active in Montreal’s local wrestling scene at the turn of the century and became Canadian and North American bantamweight champion in 1906, but lost the continental crown to Henry Gaudette the following year. He moved to the United States several years after the Olympics and lived in Montana, where he became state champion in the 125-pound class. He eventually settled in Utah, where he worked as a wrestling coach at Brigham Young University until his death in May 1938.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 27 London Wrestling Men's Bantamweight, Freestyle Canada CAN 3 Bronze

Men's Bantamweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1908 Summer 27 London Wrestling Canada CAN Final Round Match 3/4 1 1908-07-20 Côté (CAN) 2-0 (falls 3:55/8:50), Tomkins (GBR)
1908 Summer 27 London Wrestling Canada CAN Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1908-07-20 Mehnert (USA) fall (6:40), Côté (CAN)
1908 Summer 27 London Wrestling Canada CAN Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1908-07-20 Côté (CAN) decision, Davis (GBR)
1908 Summer 27 London Wrestling Canada CAN Round One Match #6 AC 1908-07-20 Côté (CAN)
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