Wally Paterson

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWarren Walter "Wally"•Paterson
Used nameWally•Paterson
Born23 June 1928 in Cairns, Queensland (AUS)
Died27 July 2006 in Tin Can Bay, Queensland (AUS)
NOC Australia


Wally Paterson wrestled middleweight, Greco-Roman at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, losing two matches by falls. Paterson attended Parramatta State School and started his business career as an apprentice with Gilmore & Cadlolo, an engineering firm. He later worked with the Cairns Regional Electricity Board but then left to work with Railway Workshops in Cairns, where he started wrestling. He eventually made his living as an engineer.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Summer Olympics Wrestling AUS Wally Paterson
Middleweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) AC