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Rudolf Watzl

Biographical information

Medals IG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Intercalated Games
Full nameRudolf•Watzl
Used nameRudolf•Watzl
Born14 April 1882 in Wien (Vienna) (AUT)
Died15 August 1915 in Przemyśl, Podkarpackie (POL)
AffiliationsWiener Ringsport-Klub, Wien (AUT)
NOC Austria


Rudolf Watzl began wrestling in 1904, competing for Wiener Ringsport-Klub. Watzl won two wrestling medals at the 1906 Olympics, with a gold in lightweight Greco-Roman and a bronze in the all-around competition. Watzl served with the Austro-Hungarian Army during World War I. During a counter-offensive that re-captured the Przemysl fortress that had been taken by the Russians, he became ill and was taken prisoner. He died of typhoid fever on 15 August 1915.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1906 Intercalated Games Wrestling AUT Rudolf Watzl
Lightweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Intercalated) 1 Gold
All-Around, Greco-Roman, Men (Intercalated) 3 Bronze

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