Karl-Erik NILSSON

Sweden SWE

Wrestling Greco-Roman

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    2 B
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    London 1948
  • Year of Birth
    1922
Olympic Results

Biography

Karl-Erik NILSSON

Greco-Roman wrestler Karl-Erik Nilsson won a gold medal at the 1948 London Olympics and added two bronzes in 1952 and 1956, all in the light-heavyweight class. In 1949, he was one of the first wrestlers who reached out to the German wrestlers who came back to athletic competition after reconciliation, when he and his teammates travelled to Germany for a competition series. At the World Championships Nilsson had less success placing fourth, seventh and third in 1950, 1953 and 1955, respectively.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Melbourne 1956

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

Helsinki 1952

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

London 1948

G
Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman (≤87 kilograms)
Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman (≤87 kilograms) Wrestling