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Ken Irvine

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameKenneth Hugh "Ken"•Irvine
Used nameKen•Irvine
Born12 February 1923 in Holborn, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died3 May 2011 in ?, Queensland (AUS)
AffiliationsAshdown AC, London (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Ken Irvine, like his older brother Don, competed in both the 1948 and 1952 Olympics. Unlike his brother, however, Ken appeared in both wrestling disciplines. In 1948 he took part in the Greco-Roman bantamweight competition and, four years later, the freestyle bantam event. He won the British bantamweight freestyle title four times, in 1949, 1952-53 and again in 1961, at the age of 38. Ken later became a wrestling instructor.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Wrestling GBR Ken Irvine
Bantamweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) AC
1952 Summer Olympics Wrestling GBR Ken Irvine
Bantamweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) AC

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