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John Peterson

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJohn Allan•Peterson
Used nameJohn•Peterson
Born22 October 1948 in Cumberland, Wisconsin (USA)
Measurements180 cm / 82 kg
AffiliationsAthletes-in-Action
NOC(s) United States

Biography

John Peterson attended a small school, the University of Wisconsin at Stout, graduating in 1972. At the 1972 Olympics, he was defeated by the USSR’s Levan Tediashvili, who would later defeat his brother, Ben, at the 1976 Olympics. After college, John Peterson competed for Athletes-in-Action and had his best years in 1975 and 1976. He won the AAU Championship in both years was champion at the Midlands Tournament in 1975. In Montréal he defeated another Soviet, Viktor Novozhilov, to win the middleweight division. He later became a wrestling coach with Athletes-in-Action.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1972 Summer Olympics Wrestling Middleweight, Freestyle, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing United States    
1976 Summer Olympics Wrestling Middleweight, Freestyle, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing United States    

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