Axel CADIER

Sweden SWE

Wrestling Greco-Roman

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    1 B
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Los Angeles 1932
  • Year of Birth
    1906
Olympic Results

Biography

Axel CADIER

Axel Cadier started as a swimmer and switched relatively late to wrestling at the age of 21. After his victory as a middleweight at the 1933 European Championships, he moved to light-heavyweight and won the Olympics title in 1936. Cadier won three European Championships – in 1935 and 1937 in light-heavyweight Greco-Roman, and in 1938 in freestyle, also winning a freestyle silver in 1935. For nearly a decade he dominated his weight class at Swedish Championships taking a total of 11 gold (6 in Greco-Roman, 5 in freestyle). From 1940-60 he fought as a professional wrestler in North America and then became a coach, for some time for the Norwegian national team, and later working as an instructor at the French State Sports Institute.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Berlin 1936

G
Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman (≤87 kilograms)
Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman (≤87 kilograms) Wrestling
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Los Angeles 1932

B
Middleweight, Greco-Roman (≤79 kilograms)
Middleweight, Greco-Roman (≤79 kilograms) Wrestling