Ivar Böhling

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameIvar Theodor•Böhling
Used nameIvar•Böhling
Born10 September 1889 in Inkoo (FIN)
Died12 January 1929 in Vyborg, Leningrad (RUS)
NOC Finland


Ivar Böhling made his international début at the 1912 Olympic Games where, after winning five matches in Greco-Roman light-heavyweight, he advanced to the final round to face the home favorite, Anders Ahlgren. The final began at 9:20 in the morning and continued for nine hours, with no decision. The three judges then ruled the match a double loss and, as there was no winner, a gold medal was not awarded, and Ahlgren and Böhling were declared co-silver medalists. After the Olympics Böhling competed at the 1914 Unofficial European Championships, where he won gold as a light-heavyweight, but then turned professional in 1916 and wrestled professionally until 1920. At the Finnish Championships, Böhling won four titles: in light-heavyweight in 1911/1913 and heavyweight in 1915 and 1916.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Wrestling FIN Ivar Böhling
Middleweight B, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) =2 Silver


Name also seen as Böling.