Gösta Andersson (wrestler)

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Gösta Andersson
Miklós Szilvási vs Gösta Andersson 1948c.jpg
Miklós Szilvási vs Gösta Andersson at the 1948 Olympics
Personal information
Born 15 February 1917
Selånger, Sweden
Died 12 September 1975 (aged 58)
Sundsvall, Sweden
Sport Greco-Roman wrestling
Club SAIK, Sundsvall

Erik Gösta Andersson (15 February 1917 – 12 September 1975), known as Gösta Andersson, was a Swedish welterweight Greco-Roman wrestler. He competed at the 1948 and 1952 Summer Olympics and won a gold and a silver medal, respectively.[1]

In the 1948 final against Miklós Szilvási Andersson cut his eyebrow while leading 3:0. The referee allowed the bout to continue despite strong bleeding, and Andersson won the gold medal. He lost to Szilvási in the 1952 Olympic final.[2]


  1. ^ "Gösta Andersson". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 
  2. ^ Gösta Andersson. Swedish Olympic Committee

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