Chris Campbell (wrestler)

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Chris Campbell
Personal information
Full nameChristopher Lundy Campbell
BornSeptember 9, 1954 (1954-09-09) (age 64)
Westfield, New Jersey, U.S.

Christopher Lundy "Chris" Campbell (born September 9, 1954) is an American wrestler. He was a bronze medalist in Freestyle wrestling at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. He won a gold medal at the 1981 World Wrestling Championships.[1] and a Silver medal at the 1990 World Wrestling Championships. He is the oldest known United States' wrestler to medal in the Olympic Games. When he won his Olympic medal he was a month away from his 38th birthday.

He is a native of Westfield, New Jersey, and is a graduate of Westfield High School.[2]

According to The Seattle Times, "he practices Zen and dabbles in poetry. He's a vegetarian who likes nothing better than tofu stroganoff. He leg-presses 700 pounds, meditates, and quotes everything from The Sermon On the Mount to The Teachings of Buddha".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Chris Campbell". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 30, 2012.
  2. ^ "Olympics Gives Campbell New Youthful Outlook" (PDF). The Westfield Leader. August 20, 1992. p. 9. Retrieved January 19, 2016 – via Westfield Memorial Library website.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "At 37, Wrestler Tries For Pin-Nacle -- Chris Campbell Has A Score To Settle". The Seattle Times. July 15, 1992.