Ernst Nilsson

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Ernst Nilsson
Born (1891-05-10)10 May 1891
Malmö, Sweden
Died 11 February 1971(1971-02-11) (aged 79)
Malmö, Sweden
Olympic medal record
Men's Freestyle wrestling
Bronze 1920 Antwerp Heavyweight

Ernst Hilding Waldemar Nilsson (10 May 1891 – 11 February 1971) was a Swedish wrestler who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics, in the 1920 Summer Olympics, and in the 1924 Summer Olympics.[1]

In 1912 he was eliminated in the fourth round of the Greco-Roman light-heavyweight competition after losing his fight to Knut Lindberg.

Eight years later he won the bronze medal in the freestyle wrestling heavyweight class. He also participated in the Greco-Roman heavyweight competition but was eliminated in the quarter-finals after losing his fight to Jaap Sjouwerman.

At the 1924 he competed in the Greco-Roman heavyweight event as well as in the freestyle wrestling heavyweight class but was not able to win a medal.


  1. ^ "Ernst Nilsson Olympic Results". Retrieved 2013-05-22.