Anders Ahlgren

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Anders Ahlgren
Anders Ahlgren 1912.jpg
Ahlgren at the 1912 Olympics
Personal information
Born12 February 1888
Malmö, Sweden
Died27 December 1976 (aged 88)
Malmö, Sweden
Height191 cm (6 ft 3 in)[1]
SportGreco-Roman wrestling
ClubGAK Enighet, Malmö
Coached byIivari Tuomisto[2]

Anders Oscar Ahlgren (12 February 1888 – 27 December 1976) was a Greco-Roman wrestler from Sweden. He was a world champion in 1913 and finished second in 1911 and 1922.[3]

At the 1912 Olympics Ahlgren won the silver medal in the light heavyweight class. In a remarkable final, he wrestled for nine hours against Ivar Böhling, before the bout was declared a draw. The judges refused to award a gold medal, and gave silver medals to both wrestlers.[4]

Ahlgren was coached by Iivari Tuomisto, a Finnish heavyweight wrestler.[1][2]

Besides wrestling Ahlgren was involved in the production of canned food and co-owned a mink farm.[5]


  1. ^ a b Nio timmars brottningsmatch. Swedish Olympic Committee (1 January 2015)
  2. ^ a b Leif Yttergren; Hans Bolling (2012). The 1912 Stockholm Olympics: Essays on the Competitions, the People, the City. McFarland. p. 181. ISBN 978-0-7864-7131-7.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Anders Ahlgren". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.
  4. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Wrestling at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games: Men's Middleweight B, Greco-Roman". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.
  5. ^ Anders Ahlgren. Swedish Olympic Committee

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Anders Ahlgren winning against Béla Varga at the 1912 Olympics