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Edil Rosenqvist

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameEdil Albert•Rosenqvist
Used nameEdil•Rosenqvist
Nick/petnamesRusa
Born11 December 1892 in Degerby, Inkoo (FIN)
Died14 September 1973 in Helsinki (FIN)
Measurements174 cm / 83-90 kg
AffiliationsHelsingin Atleettiklubi, Helsinki (FIN)
NOC(s) Finland

Biography

In addition to his two Olympic silver medals, Edil Rosenqvist was also the World Greco-Roman light-heavyweight champion in 1921 and 1922 and won a bronze medal in Greco-Roman light-heavyweight at the 1930 European Championships. Rosenqvist also won the Nordic light-heavyweight title in 1921, the Nordic heavyweight title in 1925, and the Finnish title four times: in 1919 and 1920 in heavyweight and in 1921 and 1930 in light-heavyweight. During his wrestling career, Rosenqvist worked as a chauffeur and was later a successful businessman.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1920 Summer Olympics Wrestling Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing Finland    
1924 Summer Olympics Wrestling Heavyweight, Greco-Roman, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing Finland    
1928 Summer Olympics Wrestling Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle, Men Olympic =6 Representing Finland