Adolf Lindfors

Adolf Valentin "Adi" Lindfors (8 February 1879 – 5 May 1959) was a heavyweight Greco-Roman wrestler from Finland.[1] He competed at the 1912, where we became injured and had to withdraw, and 1920 Olympics, where he won a gold medal, aged 41. [2]

Adolf Lindfors
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Personal information
Born8 February 1879
Porvoo, Finland
Died5 May 1959 (aged 80)
Porvoo, Finland
Height177 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight96 kg (212 lb)
SportGreco-Roman wrestling
ClubPorvoon Akilles

Lindfors started seriously training in sports around 1900, and won Finnish titles in weightlifting in 1903–04 and in Greco-Roman wrestling in 1905, 1910 and 1913. He placed second at the 1911 World Championships. Back in 1902 he founded Porvoon Akilles and headed it from 1902 to 1912.[2]


  1. ^ "Adolf Lindfors". Olympedia. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  2. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Adolf Lindfors". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020.

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