Olle Anderberg

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Olle Anderberg
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Personal information
Born13 September 1919
Asmundtorp, Sweden
Died26 September 2003 (aged 84)
Linköping, Sweden
Sport
SportWrestling
ClubEskilstuna GAK, Eskilstuna
Örgryte IS, Göteborg

Olle Henrik Martin Anderberg (13 September 1919 26 September 2003) was a Swedish wrestler. He competed in the 1948, 1952 and 1956 Summer Olympics in freestyle and Greco-Roman events and won a silver medal in the Greco-Roman featherweight in 1948 and a gold in the freestyle lightweight in 1952. Between 1942 and 1962 Anderberg won three world, two European and 27 national titles. [1] [2]

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Anderberg's father Frans and brother Gunnar played football in the Swedish premier division. Olle tried football too, but had a much better career in wrestling, both as a competitor and a coach. He worked with the national teams of Finland, Turkey and Iran (1957–1960), and was personally known to Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. [2]

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References

  1. Olle Anderberg. sports-reference.com
  2. 1 2 Olle Anderberg. Swedish Olympic Committee