Olle Anderberg

Olle Henrik Martin Anderberg (13 September 1919 – 26 September 2003) was a Swedish wrestler. He competed in the 1948, 1952 and 1956 Summer Olympics in freestyle and Greco-Roman events and won a silver medal in the Greco-Roman featherweight in 1948 and a gold in the freestyle lightweight in 1952. Between 1942 and 1962 Anderberg won three world, two European and 27 national titles.[1][2]

Olle Anderberg
Olle Anderberg.jpg
Personal information
Born13 September 1919
Asmundtorp, Sweden
Died26 September 2003 (aged 84)
Linköping, Sweden
Sport
SportWrestling
ClubEskilstuna GAK, Eskilstuna
Örgryte IS, Göteborg
Medal record
Representing  Sweden
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1948 London Greco-Roman -62 kg
Gold medal – first place 1952 Helsinki Freestyle -67 kg
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1950 Stockholm Greco-Roman 62 kg
Gold medal – first place 1951 Helsinki Freestyle 67 kg
Gold medal – first place 1953 Naples Greco-Roman 62 kg
Silver medal – second place 1954 Tokyo Freestyle 67 kg
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 1946 Stockholm Freestyle 62 kg
Gold medal – first place 1947 Prague Greco-Roman 62 kg
Gold medal – first place 1949 Istanbul Freestyle 62 kg

Anderberg's father Frans and brother Gunnar played football in the Swedish premier division. Olle tried football too, but had a much better career in wrestling, both as a competitor and a coach. He worked with the national teams of Finland, Turkey and Iran (1957–1960), and was personally known to Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Olle Anderberg. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ a b Olle Anderberg. Swedish Olympic Committee

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