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Hugo Toeppen

Full name: Hugo Anton Toeppen
Gender: Male
Born: October 8, 1853 in Udzikowo, Marcinkowo, Warmińsko-Mazurskie, Poland
Died: September 26, 1933 in Riverside, California, United States
Affiliations: Concordia Turnverein, St. Louis (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Related Olympians: Father of Manfred Toeppen.


Hugo Toeppen wrestled welterweight freestyle at the 1904 St. Louis Olympics, losing in the quarter-finals. He represented the Concordia Turnverein of St. Louis. Toeppen’s son, [Manfred], also competed at the 1904 Olympics, as a water polo player.

Hugo Toeppen was born on 8 October 1953 in Poland. At the time of his 1904 Olympic participation he was 51 years, 6 days old. In a record unlikely to ever be broken, this makes Hugo Toeppen the oldest Olympic wrestler of all-time.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 50 St. Louis Wrestling Men's Welterweight, Freestyle United States USA AC r2/4

Men's Welterweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1904 Summer 50 St. Louis Wrestling United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #2 2 Roehm (USA) fall (3:30), Toeppen (USA)
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