John Spellman (wrestler)

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John Spellman
Born (1899-06-14)June 14, 1899
Middletown, Connecticut, United States
Died August 1, 1966(1966-08-01) (aged 67)
Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
John Spellman
Medal record
Men's wrestling
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1924 Paris Freestyle, light heavyweight

John Spellman (June 14, 1899 – August 1, 1966) was an American wrestler and olympic champion. He competed at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, where he won a gold medal in freestyle light heavyweight.[1][2] Spellman has also played American football as a right end for the Providence Steam Roller and Boston Braves from 1925 to 1932.[3]


  1. ^ "John Spellman Olympic Results". Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  2. ^ "1924 Summer Olympics – Paris, France – Wrestling". Retrieved April 28, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Dropping Back In NFL History: The NFL's Olympians: (page 4)". Retrieved 2012-09-19.