Frithiof SVENSSON

Sweden SWE

Wrestling Greco-Roman

  • Olympic Medals
    1 B
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Antwerp 1920
  • Year of Birth
    1896
Olympic Results

Biography

Frithiof SVENSSON

Fritiof Svensson was a skilled technical wrestler who had his major breakthrough with the bronze medal in Antwerp, trailing only two wrestlers from Finland, the leading nation in Greco-Roman wrestling at the time, Heikko Kähkönen and Oskari Friman, who proved too strong for him. Two years later, when the World Championships were held in Stockholm before a home crowd, Svensson won the title with six straight victories. The final was a fierce fight against Estonian Eduard Pütsep and Svensson was ruled the winner by a small margin. He also won four Swedish championships from 1920-23. In 1924 Svensson had his second Olympic appearance but could not repeat his previous achievements, placing fifth.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Paris 1924

#5
Featherweight, Greco-Roman (≤62 kilograms)
Featherweight, Greco-Roman (≤62 kilograms) Wrestling
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Antwerp 1920

B
Featherweight, Greco-Roman (≤60 kilograms)
Featherweight, Greco-Roman (≤60 kilograms) Wrestling