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William Nelson

Full name: William L. Nelson
Gender: Male
Affiliations: St. George's AC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


William Nelson won two AAU titles in 1899 and 1900, with the second one coming over future Olympic champion, [George Mehnert], in the finals. Four years later, Nelson was defeated at the Olympics by Mehnert's clubmate, [Gustav Bauer], in the first round. It was an exceptionally close match that required three overtimes before Bauer was declared the winner. Since there were only three wrestlers in the class, Nelson won a bronze medal.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer St. Louis Wrestling Men's Flyweight, Freestyle United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Flyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1904 Summer St. Louis Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #1 2 Bauer (USA) decision (3 overtimes), Nelson (USA)
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