Rolf Axel "Acke" Ejnar Grönberg (9 May 1918 – 23 April 1988) was a Swedish wrestler, who won the Greco-Roman middleweight division at the 1948 and 1952 Summer Olympics.[1]

Axel Grönberg
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Personal information
Born9 May 1918
Norberg, Sweden
Died23 April 1988 (aged 69)
Stockholm, Sweden
Sport
SportGreco-Roman wrestling
ClubBK Athén, Stockholm

Grönberg was raised in Norberg, but moved to Stockholm as a teenager. There he worked as a plumber and masseur, and started wrestling following his elder brothers Fritz and Harald. Besides his Olympic medals he won a world title in 1950, three European Championship medals, as well as 16 national titles between 1944 and 1958.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Axel Grönberg. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Axel Grönberg. Swedish Olympic Committee