Carl Westergren

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Carl Westergren
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Personal information
Born (1895-10-13)13 October 1895
Malmö, Sweden
Died 5 August 1958(1958-08-05) (aged 62)
Malmö, Sweden
Weight + 87 kg (192 lb)
Sport
Sport Wrestling
Event(s) Greco-Roman
Club IK Sparta

Carl "Calle" Oscar Westergren (13 October 1895 – 5 August 1958) was a Swedish wrestler who competed in the 1920, 1924, 1928, and 1932 Summer Olympics. He won gold medals in Greco-Roman wrestling in 1920, 1924 and 1932; in 1924 he also finished sixth in freestyle wrestling.[1]

In Greco-Roman wrestling Westergren also won the world middleweight title in 1922, as well as three European titles in different weight classes: middleweight in 1925, light-heavyweight in 1930, and unlimited in 1931. He worked as a bus driver and had two elder brothers who also trained in wrestling. He later became a keen pigeon breeder.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Carl Westergren Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Carl Westergren. Swedish Olympic Committee

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