skip to content

Displaying 391-400 of 402
  • News | Seoul 1988

    Kim Young-nam's gold gets Korea's party started

    South Korea scored some notable victories as hosts in the 1988 Olympics but none was celebrated with quite so much passion and joy as that of Kim-Young-nam.
    17 Sep 1988 | Seoul 1988, Wrestling, Republic of Korea
  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Medved brings strength to bear in wrestling win

    Aleksandr Medved was well named. His surname translates as “Bear” and the giant wrestler fitted that image perfectly. He was eventually to be considered one of the finest wrestlers the world has ever known, but such acclaim lay ahead. Tokyo was his first Olympic Games, and it was to prove a formidable debut.
    17 Oct 1964 | Tokyo 1964, Wrestling Greco-Roman
  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Polyák wins in final shot at Greco-Roman title

    If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. It is a familiar adage and it must feel perfectly appropriate for the Hungarian Greco-Roman wrestler Imre Polyák. The Tokyo Olympic Games gave him a final chance to turn world-class performances into victories.
    16 Oct 1964 | Tokyo 1964, Wrestling, Wrestling Greco-Roman
  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Flawless Watanabe secures featherweight wrestling gold

    A home Games always puts greater pressure on athletes from the host nation. The pressure is even greater if this if their first experience of the Olympic environment; it is greater still when the debutant is expected to win. And so it was for Japanese freestyle wrestler Osamu Watanabe, the world champion in 1962 and an athlete renowned for his technical excellence and speed around the mat.
    01 Oct 1964 | Tokyo 1964, Wrestling Freestyle, Wrestling, Japan
  • News | Rome 1960

    Wilson and Blubaugh return home happy with wrestling golds

    School friends Shelby Wilson and Doug Blubaugh grew up together in the same Oklahoma town and learned to wrestle together. They competed together at school, then at college, and both later qualified for the US national team.
    06 Sep 1960 | Rome 1960, Wrestling, United States of America
  • News | St. Moritz 1948

    Sverre Farstad, an amazing all-rounder

    Some athletes are born to their sport. They know from a young age where their skill lies, and work on that single sport. But others are gifted in multiple activities – allrounders who have the different challenge of knowing which sport should end up as the focus of their concentration.
    02 Feb 1948 | St. Moritz 1948, Speed Skating, Norway, Olympic News
  • News | Stockholm 1912

    Inseparable Ahlgren and Bohling share wrestling gold

    Swedish wrestler Anders Ahlgren and his Finnish rival, Ivar Bohling, took joint honours in the Greco-Roman ‘Middle Weights B’ category (the light heavyweight category in modern parlance), after contesting one of the most remarkable showdowns ever seen at an Olympic Games.
    15 Jul 1912 | Stockholm 1912, Olympic News, Wrestling, Sweden
back to top Fr