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Wilfried Dietrich

Wilfried Dietrich

West German wrestler
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro West German wrestler
Countries Germany West Germany
Occupations Amateur wrestler
A.K.A. Kran von Schifferstadt
Gender male
Birth October 14, 1933 (Schifferstadt)
Death June 3, 1992 (Durbanville)
Stats
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 118 kg
The details
Biography

Wilfried Dietrich (14 October 1933 – 3 June 1992) was a German heavyweight wrestler. Between 1956 and 1972 he took part in five Olympics and six world championships, often entering both the freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling contests – a feat unmatched by any other wrestler. He won five Olympic and five world championship medals, becoming Olympic (1960), world (1961) and European champion (1967). Between 1955 and 1962 he won all his freestyle bouts.

In 1968 Dietrich was selected as the Olympic flag bearer for West Germany at its first appearance at summer Olympics; he won a bronze medal at those games. He failed to score at his last Olympics in 1972, yet he produced the most spectacular victory of his career by throwing over his back the 198 kg American Chris Taylor in the Greco-Roman contest. Dietrich lost to Taylor in their freestyle bout. In 2008 he was inducted into the Germany's Sports Hall of Fame.

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References
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http://www.abc.net.au/olympics/2008/results/historical/athletes/4576.htm
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https://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/countries/FRG/
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q39301
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/150145542651996641960
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