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Albert Sangwine

Full name: Albert Edwin Hawksley Sangwine
Gender: Male
Born: March 16, 1901 in Tottenham, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: November 3, 1962 in Chingford, Greater London, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Wrestling


Albert Sangwine was the British Cumberland and Westmoreland heavyweight wrestling champion in 1920 and 1921. Having represented England against France early in 1924 he was then selected for the 1924 Paris Olympics but never progressed beyond the first round. Sangwine represented England in the inaugural British Empire Games in 1930, winning the silver medal in the freestyle heavyweight class. Weighing over 112 kg (16stone) he was also an excellent shot putter and was a member of the Polytechnic Harriers. A Post Office worker, he won the Southern Area title and in 1931 set the Essex county record, which was not broken until 1948.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 23 Paris Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle Great Britain GBR 10T

Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1924 Summer 23 Paris Wrestling Great Britain GBR Round One Match #2 2 1924-07-11 Richthoff (SWE) fall, Sangwine (GBR)
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