Anders Ahlgren

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Anders Ahlgren
Anders Ahlgren 1912.jpg
Ahlgren at the 1912 Olympics
Personal information
Born 12 February 1888
Malmö, Sweden
Died 27 December 1976 (aged 88)
Malmö, Sweden
Height 191 cm (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Sport
Sport Greco-Roman wrestling
Club GAK Enighet, Malmö
Coached by Iivari 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]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Anders Ahlgren". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 
  4. ^ "Wrestling at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games: Men's Middleweight B, Greco-Roman". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 
  5. ^ Anders Ahlgren. Swedish Olympic Committee

External links[edit]

Anders Ahlgren winning against Béla Varga at the 1912 Olympics