Einar Karlsson

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameErik David Einar•Karlsson
Used nameEinar•Karlsson
Born1 September 1908 in Stockholm (SWE)
Died17 February 1980 in Stockholm (SWE)
AffiliationsDjurgårdens IF, Stockholm (SWE)
NOC Sweden

Biography

Einar Karlsson won two bronze medals: in 1932 at Los Angeles in freestyle, and in 1936 at Berlin in Greco-Roman. In Berlin lost the gold medal in a controversial decision against the Finn Aarne Reini in the final match. Karlson won three medals at the European Championships, a silver in 1933 and bronzes in 1934 and 1937. He won seven Swedish championships, all in Greco-Roman.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Wrestling SWE Einar Karlsson
Featherweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
1936 Summer Olympics Wrestling SWE Einar Karlsson
Featherweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze

Special Notes