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Gösta Andersson (wrestler)

Gösta Andersson (wrestler)

The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Wrestler
Countries Sweden
Occupations Amateur wrestler
Gender male
Birth 15 February 1917
Death 12 September 1975 (Sundsvall)
The details

Erik Gösta Andersson (15 February 1917 – 12 September 1975), known as Gösta Andersson, was a Swedish welterweight Greco-Roman wrestler. He competed at the 1948 and 1952 Summer Olympics and won a gold and a silver medal, respectively.
In the 1948 final against Miklós Szilvási Andersson cut his eyebrow while leading 3:0. The referee allowed the bout to continue despite strong bleeding, and Andersson won the gold medal. He lost to Szilvási in the 1952 Olympic final.

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