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Jan Karlsson

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJan Egon•Karlsson
Used nameJan•Karlsson
Nick/petnamesJanne
Born15 November 1945 in Trollhättan (SWE)
Measurements183 cm / 76 kg
AffiliationsTrollhättans Atletklubb, Trollhättan (SWE)
NOC Sweden

Biography

Jan Karlsson had the following finishes at major championships – 1973 World Championship: 74.0 kg. Greco-Roman (2nd); 1973 World Championship: 74.0 kg. Freestyle (3rd); 1974 World Championship: 74.0 kg. Greco-Roman (5th); 1967 European Championship: 70.0 kg. Freestyle (2nd); 1970 European Championship: 74.0 kg. Freestyle (2nd); 1968 European Championship: 70.0 kg. Freestyle (3rd); 1969 European Championship: 74.0 kg. Greco-Roman (3rd); 1966 European Championship: 70.0 kg. Freestyle (4th); 1972 European Championship: 74.0 kg. Greco-Roman (4th);

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Wrestling SWE Jan Karlsson
Lightweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) AC
Lightweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) AC
1972 Summer Olympics Wrestling SWE Jan Karlsson
Welterweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Welterweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1976 Summer Olympics Wrestling SWE Jan Karlsson
Welterweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) 7
Welterweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) AC

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1976 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony SWE Jan Karlsson

Special Notes