Jim Armstrong (wrestler)

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James Michael "Jim" Armstrong (14 July 1917 – 8 July 1981) was an Australian sport wrestler and rugby league player. He was born in Albury, New South Wales, and worked as a police officer.

Armstrong was selected to play for Australia against Great Britain as a front row forward in the third and deciding Ashes test in 1946, becoming Kangaroo No. 233.[1] He won a bronze medal in freestyle wrestling, heavyweight class, at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London.[2]

At the 1950 British Empire Games Armstrong won the heavyweight wrestling gold medal.

At the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games Armstrong won the light heavyweight wrestling bronze medal.


  1. ^ "Australian Kangaroos Player Register" (PDF). 2013 Annual Report. NRL. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Jim Armstrong". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 13 February 2012.