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Walter Wright

Full name: Walter David Wright, Jr.
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Born: February 19, 1901 in Webster, New York, United States
Died: January 1982 in Webster, New York, United States
Affiliations: Cornell Big Red, Ithaca (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling


Walter Wright wrestled middleweight freestyle at the 1924 Paris Olympics, finishing in a tie for 11th place. Wright wrestled for Cornell University, winning the intercollegiate heavyweight title in 1922, and placing second in 1923. Wright also played soccer (football) at Cornell as a junior and senior. He later became a research engineer for the St. Regis Company. Wright was inducted into the Cornell Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 23 Paris Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Freestyle United States USA 11T

Men's Middleweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1924 Summer 23 Paris Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #7 2 1924-07-11 Pekkala (FIN) decision, Wright (USA)
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