Jacob Gundersen

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Jacob Gundersen
Medal record
Representing  Norway
Men's freestyle wrestling
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1908 London Heavyweight

Jacob Gundersen (29 October 1875 – January 1968) was a Norwegian-American who represented Norway in the 1908 Olympics. He was a freestyle wrestler and Olympic medalist.

Jacob Gundersen was born in Fjære (later incorporated into Grimstad), in Aust-Agder county, Norway. He received a silver medal in the heavyweight class at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London.[1] The heavyweight class had eleven competitors, nine wrestlers from the UK, one from the US, and Gundersen from Norway. Gundersen defeated Walter West, Frederick Humphreys and Edward Nixson, but lost to Con O'Kelly in the final. Jacob Gundersen died in Westchester, New York.


  1. ^ "1908 Summer Olympics – London, United Kingdom – Wrestling" Archived 2010-01-05 at the Wayback Machine. databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on April 7, 2008)