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Noel Rhys

Full name: Noel Raymond Rhys
Gender: Male
Born: February 23, 1888 in London, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: 1971 in Burwood, New South Wales, Australia
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

Noel Rhys won his first British freestyle title as a heavyweight in 1912 and that same year competed in the Greco-Roman middleweight competition at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. He was surprisingly beaten by the 1908 Olympian [William West] in defence of his British title in 1913 and had to then wait until after the War, in which he served with the Royal Marines Artillery Service, before getting a chance to regain his title, which he did in 1920. He also competed in his second Olym pics that year, this time in the light-heavyweight freestyle division. Fighting at middleweigt, he then won two more British titles in 1922 and 1923 and then took part in his third Olympics, also at middleweight, at Paris in 1924. Rhys emigrated to Australia where he married Nea Mowle in 1930 and died in his adopted country in 1971.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Wrestling Men's Middleweight A, Greco-Roman Great Britain GBR AC r2/8
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle Great Britain GBR 9T
1924 Summer 36 Paris Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Freestyle Great Britain GBR 7

Men's Middleweight A, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Wrestling Great Britain GBR Round One Match #12 2 1912-07-08 Tirkkonen (FIN) fall (5:06), Rhys (GBR)

Men's Middleweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1924 Summer 36 Paris Wrestling Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1924-07-13 Hagmann (SUI) decision, Rhys (GBR)
1924 Summer 36 Paris Wrestling Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1924-07-12 Rhys (GBR) decision, Nilsson (SWE)
1924 Summer 36 Paris Wrestling Great Britain GBR Round One Match #1 AC 1924-07-11 Rhys (GBR)
1924 Summer 36 Paris Wrestling Great Britain GBR 2nd-Place Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1924-07-14 Ollivier (BEL) decision, Rhys (GBR)

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Wrestling Great Britain GBR Round One Match #4 2 1920-08-25 Westerlund (FIN) decision, Rhys (GBR)
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