Richard Frydenlund

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Richard Frydenlund
Born(1891-05-01)1 May 1891
Oslo, Norway
Died 20 January 1981(1981-01-20) (aged 89)
Oslo, Norway

Richard Cornelius Frydenlund (1 May 1891 20 January 1981) was a Norwegian wrestler.

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He competed at the 1912 Summer Olympics, and at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp where he placed fifth in Greco-Roman lightweight. He was a brother of Thorbjørn Frydenlund, and both represented the club IF Ørnulf. [1]

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  1. "Richard Frydenlund". Retrieved 21 January 2011.