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George Metropoulos

Full name: George John Metropoulos
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Born: March 15, 1896 in [unknown], Unknown, Greece
Affiliations: Gary YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

George Metropoulos wrestled both freestyle and Greco-Roman at the 1920 Antwerpen Olympics. He and [Nate Pendleton] were the first US wrestlers to compete at the Olympics in both styles. Metropoulos represented the Gary YMCA of Gary, Indiana. He was born in Greece, but emigrated with his family in June 1912 and was naturalized as a US citizen just in time for the 1920 Olympics, in June 1920.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman United States USA AC r3/5
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Freestyle United States USA 8T

Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Wrestling United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #2 2 1920-08-18 Frisenfeldt (DEN) fall (5:33), Metropoulos (USA)
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #4 1 1920-08-17 Metropoulos (USA) decision (25:00), Vougoukos (GRE)

Men's Lightweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #2 2 1920-08-25 Svensson (SWE) decision, Metropoulos (USA)
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