Frank Wyatt LEWIS

United States of America USA

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
  • Games participations
    1
  • First Olympic Games
    Berlin 1936
  • Year of Birth
    1912
Olympic Results

Biography

Frank Wyatt LEWIS

Frank Lewis was the only American to win a gold medal at the 1936 Olympics, but he did it in an odd manner. Due to the scoring by bad points, Lewis earned the gold medal over Sweden’s Thure Andersson, even though Andersson pinned Lewis in their only match. Lewis was a deserving champion, however. He had won two NCAA titles for Oklahoma (1934-35) and was voted the outstanding wrestler at the 1935 AAU Tournament when he won the 155 lb. division. Lewis later became an independent oil producer in his native Oklahoma.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Berlin 1936

G
Welterweight, Freestyle (≤72 kilograms)
Welterweight, Freestyle (≤72 kilograms) Wrestling