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Maurice Mewis

Full name: Maurice Mewis
Gender: Male
Height: 5-1 (155 cm)
Weight: 115 lbs (52 kg)
Born: September 16, 1929 in Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
Died: February 23, 2017 in Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
Country: BEL Belgium
Sport: Wrestling

Related Olympians: Brother of Jef Mewis; Father of Julien Mewis.

Biography

Maurice Mewis was a Belgian wrestler who competed at four Olympic Games, from 1952-64, placing fourth in flyweight Greco-Roman in 1964 at Tokyo. Mewis won two major international medals, with a bronze at the 1953 World Championships and the  1966 European Championships. He also placed fourth in the Worlds in 1951 and 1958. He retired in 1967 to become wrestling coach of the Belgian national team. Dissatisfied with the state of Belgian wrestling, he later returned to compete once at the 1975 Belgian Championships, which he won. Maurice's younger brother, [Jef], was also a successful (freestyle) wrestler, earning an Olympic silver medal in the 1956 featherweight division. [Julien Mewis], Maurice's son, competed as a wrestler in the 1976 and 1980 Olympics. Maurice died after a long health struggle in which he underwent heart surgery and suffered with dementia in his later years.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Wrestling Men's Flyweight, Greco-Roman Belgium BEL AC
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Wrestling Men's Flyweight, Freestyle Belgium BEL AC
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling Men's Flyweight, Greco-Roman Belgium BEL AC
1960 Summer 30 Roma Wrestling Men's Flyweight, Greco-Roman Belgium BEL 10T
1964 Summer 35 Tokyo Wrestling Men's Flyweight, Greco-Roman Belgium BEL 4T

Men's Flyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MMR/RE BP MR RE
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Wrestling Belgium BEL Final Standings AC 1952-07-24 Eliminated r4/7 7
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Wrestling Belgium BEL Round Four 7T 1952-07-26 7
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Wrestling Belgium BEL Round Four Match #3 2 1952-07-26 Gurevich (URS) decision (3-0), Mewis (BEL) 3
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Wrestling Belgium BEL Round Three 6T 1952-07-26 4
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Wrestling Belgium BEL Round Three Match #4 2 1952-07-26 Johansson (SWE) decision (3-0), Mewis (BEL) 3
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Wrestling Belgium BEL Round Two 2T 1952-07-25 1
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Wrestling Belgium BEL Round Two Match #5 1 1952-07-25 Mewis (BEL) fall (6:54), Zeman (TCH) 0
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Wrestling Belgium BEL Round One 4T 1952-07-24 1
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Wrestling Belgium BEL Round One Match #5 1 1952-07-24 Mewis (BEL) decision (3-0), Pîrvulescu (ROU) 1
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling Belgium BEL Final Standings AC 1956-12-03 6 Eliminated r3/5
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling Belgium BEL Round Three 7T 1956-12-05 6
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling Belgium BEL Round Three Match #2 2 1956-12-05 Vukov (YUG) decision (3-0), Mewis (BEL) 3
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling Belgium BEL Round Two 6T 1956-12-04 3
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling Belgium BEL Round Two Match #2 2 1956-12-04 Baranya (HUN) decision (3-0), Mewis (BEL) 3
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling Belgium BEL Round One 1T 1956-12-03 0
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling Belgium BEL Round One Match #2 1 1956-12-03 Mewis (BEL) fall (4:45), Hakansson (AUS) 0
1960 Summer 30 Roma Wrestling Belgium BEL Round Three 10T 1960-08-29 6
1960 Summer 30 Roma Wrestling Belgium BEL Round Three Match #5 2 1960-08-29 Fabra (ITA) decision, Mewis (BEL) 3
1960 Summer 30 Roma Wrestling Belgium BEL Round Two 7T 1960-08-27 3
1960 Summer 30 Roma Wrestling Belgium BEL Round Two Match #7 1 1960-08-27 Mewis (BEL) fall (10:47), Hakola (FIN) 0
1960 Summer 30 Roma Wrestling Belgium BEL Round One 12T 1960-08-26 3
1960 Summer 30 Roma Wrestling Belgium BEL Round One Match #8 2 1960-08-26 Paziraie (IRI) decision, Mewis (BEL) 3
1964 Summer 35 Tokyo Wrestling Belgium BEL Final Standings 4T 1964-10-16
1964 Summer 35 Tokyo Wrestling Belgium BEL Round Four 4T 1964-10-19 6
1964 Summer 35 Tokyo Wrestling Belgium BEL Round Four Match #2 2 1964-10-19 Hanahara (JPN) decision, Mewis (BEL) 3
1964 Summer 35 Tokyo Wrestling Belgium BEL Round Three 3T 1964-10-18 3
1964 Summer 35 Tokyo Wrestling Belgium BEL Round Three Match #1 1 1964-10-18 Mewis (BEL) decision, Bozkurt (TUR) 1
1964 Summer 35 Tokyo Wrestling Belgium BEL Round Two 4T 1964-10-17 2
1964 Summer 35 Tokyo Wrestling Belgium BEL Round Two Match #1 1 1964-10-17 Mewis (BEL) decision, Sin (KOR) 1
1964 Summer 35 Tokyo Wrestling Belgium BEL Round One 3T 1964-10-16 1
1964 Summer 35 Tokyo Wrestling Belgium BEL Round One Match #2 1 1964-10-16 Mewis (BEL) decision, Khoshoi (IRI) 1

Men's Flyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MMR(BP)/RE BP MR
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Wrestling Belgium BEL Final Standings AC 1952-07-20 Eliminated r2/6 6
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Wrestling Belgium BEL Round Two 11T 1952-07-21 6
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Wrestling Belgium BEL Round Two Match #3 2 1952-07-21 Sayadov (URS) decision (3-0), Mewis (BEL) 3
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Wrestling Belgium BEL Round One 9T 1952-07-20 3
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Wrestling Belgium BEL Round One Match #4 2 1952-07-20 De Giorgi (ITA) decision (3-0), Mewis (BEL) 3
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