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Walter Wilson

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameWalter G.•Wilson
Used nameWalter•Wilson
Born1884
NOC Great Britain

Biography

The winner of the Middlesex freestyle middleweight title in 1913, wrestler Walter Wilson went on to become winner of the national light-heavyweight title in 1922 and 1923. A member of the Ashdown Club, he competed at the 1920 Antwerpen and 1924 Paris Olympics where he was classified joint fifth on each occasion. In 1924, it was as a result of finishing runner-up to Sweden’s Rudolf Svensson in the 2nd place competition final, which was open to wrestlers beaten by the eventual gold medallist John Spellman of the USA.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Wrestling GBR Walter Wilson
Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) =5
1924 Summer Olympics Wrestling GBR Walter Wilson
Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) =6