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Robert Roth

Full name: Robert Roth
Gender: Male
Born: July 5, 1898
Died: November 17, 1959 in Nidau, Bern, Switzerland
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Wrestling

Related Olympians: Brother of Fritz Roth; Brother of Hans Roth.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


In addition to his somewhat surprising 1920 Olympic gold medal, Robert Roth was Swiss Champion in schwingen, the Swiss national wrestling style, in 1919 and 1921. He dominated Swiss schwingen competitions for several years together with his brother, Hans Roth. Robert Roth turned professional in 1922 and wrestled as a pro until 1927. It is noted that “he distinguished himself in several world championship matches.” Roth regained his amateur status and again won Swiss wrestling championships in 1928 and 1931.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 21 Antwerpen Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle Switzerland SUI 1 Gold

Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1920 Summer 21 Antwerpen Wrestling Switzerland SUI Final Round Match 1/2 1 1920-08-27 Roth (SUI) , Pendleton (USA)
1920 Summer 21 Antwerpen Wrestling Switzerland SUI Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1920-08-27 Roth (SUI) , Meyer (USA)
1920 Summer 21 Antwerpen Wrestling Switzerland SUI Round One Match #1 1 1920-08-25 Roth (SUI) decision, Salila (FIN)
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