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Gustav Freij

Gustav Freij

Olympic wrestler
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Olympic wrestler
Countries Sweden
Occupations Amateur wrestler
Gender male
Birth 17 March 1922 (Malmö, Malmö Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden)
Death 4 August 1973 (Malmö, Malmö Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden)
The details
Biography

Karl Gustav Herbert Freij (17 March 1922 – 4 August 1973) was a Swedish wrestler. He competed in the Greco-Roman lightweight (−67 kg) category at the 1948, 1952 and 1960 Olympics and finished in first, second and third place, respectively. He missed the 1956 Games due to an injury.

After retiring from competitions Freij worked at the Allhems printing plant in Malmö. He died of cancer, aged 51. A memorial wrestling tournament is held in Sweden in his honor. His nephew Leif Freij also became an Olympic wrestler.


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