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Hjalmar Nyström

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHjalmar Eemil•Nyström
Used nameHjalmar•Nyström
Nick/petnamesJammu, Poju
Born28 March 1904 in Helsinki (FIN)
Died6 December 1960 in Helsinki (FIN)
AffiliationsHAK, Helsinki (FIN)
NOC(s) Finland


Although Hjalmar Nyström never won a major international tournament title, he is still considered the most dominant Finnish heavyweight wrestler of the 1920s and 1930s. Representing Finland internationally in both styles of wrestling, Nyström won Olympic Greco-Roman heavyweight silver in 1928 and Olympic freestyle heavyweight bronze in 1936. He also captured European Championships Greco-Roman heavyweight silver medals in 1920, 1931 and 1935 and European Championships freestyle heavyweight bronze in 1934. Domestically, Nyström won 10 Finnish Greco-Roman heavyweight titles (1924, 1926-28, 1930-31, 1935-37, 1939). By profession, Nyström was a steam locomotive fireman (stoker) and later a train driver.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1924 Summer Olympics Wrestling Heavyweight, Freestyle, Men Olympic =10 Representing Finland    
1928 Summer Olympics Wrestling Heavyweight, Greco-Roman, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing Finland    
1936 Summer Olympics Wrestling Heavyweight, Greco-Roman, Men Olympic 5 Representing Finland    
  Heavyweight, Freestyle, Men Olympic 3 Bronze

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