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Anders Ahlgren

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Sport  Greco-Roman wrestling
Club  GAK Enighet, Malmo
Name  Anders Ahlgren

Anders Ahlgren
Born  12 February 1888Malmo, Sweden
Died  27 December 1976 (aged 88) Malmo, Sweden

Anders Oscar Ahlgren (12 February 1888 – 27 December 1976) was a Greco-Roman wrestler from Sweden. He was a world champion in 1913 and finished second in 1911 and 1922.

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At the 1912 Olympics Ahlgren won the silver medal in the light heavyweight class. In a remarkable final, he wrestled for nine hours against Ivar Böhling, before the bout was declared a draw. The judges refused to award a gold medal, and gave silver medals to both wrestlers.

Ahlgren was coached by Iivari Tuomisto, a Finnish heavyweight wrestler.

Besides wrestling Ahlgren was involved in the production of canned food and co-owned a mink farm.

References

Anders Ahlgren Wikipedia


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