Rudolf Svensson

Johan Rudolf "Starke Rudolf" Svensson (27 March 1899 – 4 December 1978) was a Swedish wrestler. He competed at the 1924, 1928 and 1932 Summer Olympics in four freestyle and Greco-Roman events in total, and won a gold or silver medal in each of them.[1]

Rudolf Svensson
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Rudolf Svensson in 1928
Personal information
Born(1899-03-27)27 March 1899
Västra Götaland, Sweden
Died4 December 1978(1978-12-04) (aged 79)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
ClubFire Brigade Stockholm

Svensson was most successful in the Greco-Roman light-heavyweight category, in which he won two European titles in 1925 and 1933, seven national titles in 1926–36, two silver medals at the world championships, and three at the European Championships. A firefighter by profession, Svensson also played minor roles in several Swedish movies between 1934 and 1952. In 2005 he was inducted into the International Wrestling Hall of Fame.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b "Rudolf Svensson Olympic Results". Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
  2. ^ Rudolf Svensson. Swedish Olympic Committee

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