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Ernst Nilsson

Full name: Ernst Hilding Waldemar Nilsson
Gender: Male
Born: May 10, 1891 in Malmö, Skåne, Sweden
Died: February 11, 1971 in Malmö, Skåne, Sweden
Affiliations: IK Sparta, Malmö (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Ernst Nilsson achieved early success in 1913 when he became World Champion in the light-heavyweight division in Greco-Roman style. He managed to repeat this feat in 1922 in the heavyweight division. At the Olympics he participated in 1912 in Stockholm in the middleweight B division and after World War I moved up to heavyweight class in both styles in 1920 and 1924.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Wrestling Men's Middleweight B, Greco-Roman Sweden SWE AC r4/7
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Sweden SWE AC r3/5
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle Sweden SWE 3T Bronze
1924 Summer 32 Paris Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Sweden SWE 5T
1924 Summer 32 Paris Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle Sweden SWE 4T

Men's Middleweight B, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Four Match #6 2 1912-07-10 Lindberg (FIN) decision (1-00), Nilsson (SWE)
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Three Match #7 1 1912-07-08 Nilsson (SWE) fall (17:00), Gardini (ITA)
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Two Match #14 1 Nilsson (SWE) fall (53:00), Kopřiva (BOH)
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Wrestling Sweden SWE Round One Match #14 2 1912-07-08 Christensen (DEN) fall (12:30), Nilsson (SWE)

Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Wrestling Sweden SWE Quarter-Finals Match #4 2 1920-08-19 Sjouwerman (NED) fall (0:30), Nilsson (SWE)
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Two Match #8 1 1920-08-18 Nilsson (SWE) fall (8:25), Van Den Bril (BEL)
1924 Summer 32 Paris Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Four Match #4 2 Deglane (FRA) decision, Nilsson (SWE)
1924 Summer 32 Paris Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Three Match #5 1 1924-07-08 Nilsson (SWE) decision, Hansen (DEN)
1924 Summer 32 Paris Wrestling Sweden SWE Round Two Match #7 1 1924-07-07 Nilsson (SWE) fall (8:45), Donati (ITA)
1924 Summer 32 Paris Wrestling Sweden SWE Round One Match #7 2 1924-07-06 Rosenqvist (FIN) decision, Nilsson (SWE)

Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Wrestling Sweden SWE Final Round Match 3/4 1T 1920-08-27 Meyer (USA) draw (10:00), Nilsson (SWE)
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Wrestling Sweden SWE Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1920-08-27 Pendleton (USA) , Nilsson (SWE)
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Wrestling Sweden SWE Round One Match #4 1 1920-08-25 Nilsson (SWE) fall (1:59), MacDonald (GBR)
1924 Summer 32 Paris Wrestling Sweden SWE Final Round Match 1/2 2 1924-07-14 Steel (USA) decision, Nilsson (SWE)
1924 Summer 32 Paris Wrestling Sweden SWE Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1924-07-13 Nilsson (SWE) decision, Pohjala (FIN)
1924 Summer 32 Paris Wrestling Sweden SWE Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1924-07-12 Nilsson (SWE) decision, Flanders (USA)
1924 Summer 32 Paris Wrestling Sweden SWE Round One Match #6 AC 1924-07-11 Nilsson (SWE)
1924 Summer 32 Paris Wrestling Sweden SWE 2nd-Place Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1924-07-14 Wernli (SUI) decision, Nilsson (SWE)
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