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Rudolf Watzl

Biographical information

Medals IG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Intercalated Games
SexMale
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

Biography

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.

Results

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

Special Notes