Harald Christensen (wrestler)

Jens Harald Christensen (4 January 1884 – 8 August 1959) was a Greco-Roman wrestler from Denmark.[2] He won a world title in 1907, placing third in 1908 and 1910. He also held European titles in 1909 and 1911.[3] He competed at the 1908 and 1912 Summer Olympics, but finished outside the podium.[1]

Harald Christensen
Harald Christensen wrestler.jpg
Personal information
Born(1884-01-04)4 January 1884
Copenhagen, Denmark[1]
Died8 August 1959(1959-08-08) (aged 75)
United States
Sport
SportGreco-Roman wrestling
ClubAK DAN, Ballerup
Medal record
Representing  Denmark
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1907 Frankfurt -85 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1908 Vienna -75 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1910 Düsseldorf -85 kg

Domestically Christensen held the Danish middleweight title in 1907–14. In 1909 he turned professional, and in 1915 immigrated to the United States where he worked as a wrestling and swimming coach at the University of Iowa.[4] There he was known under the name Harold Mike Howard.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Harald Christensen Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 3 February 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Harald Christensen". Olympedia. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  3. ^ Christensen, Harald (DEN). iat.uni-leipzig.de
  4. ^ Christensen, Harald. Nordisk familjebok. p. 269
  5. ^ Wrestling class in Old Armory, The University of Iowa, January 1925. iowaheritage.org
  6. ^ Hall of Fame. brydning.dk

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