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Karl-Erik Nilsson

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameKarl-Erik•Nilsson
Used nameKarl-Erik•Nilsson
Born4 January 1922 in Stehag, Eslöv (SWE)
Died14 December 2017 in Malmö (SWE)
AffiliationsGAK Enighet, Malmö (SWE)
NOC(s) Sweden

Biography

Greco-Roman wrestler Karl-Erik Nilsson won a gold medal at the 1948 London Olympics and added two bronzes in 1952 and 1956, all in the light-heavyweight class. In 1949, he was one of the first wrestlers who reached out to the German wrestlers who came back to athletic competition after reconciliation, when he and his teammates travelled to Germany for a competition series. At the World Championships Nilsson had less success placing fourth, seventh and third in 1950, 1953 and 1955, respectively.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1948 Summer Olympics Wrestling Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Sweden    
1952 Summer Olympics Wrestling Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman, Men Olympic 3 Bronze Representing Sweden    
1956 Summer Olympics Wrestling Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman, Men Olympic 3 Bronze Representing Sweden    

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Created: Paul Tchir at January 03, 2016 19:58, Last edited: Paul Tchir at December 19, 2017 04:13