Thure Sjöstedt

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Thure Sjöstedt
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Sjöstedt at the 1928 Olympics
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Full nameTure Sigvard Sjöstedt
Born28 August 1903
Yngsjö, Sweden
Died2 May 1956 (aged 52)
Malmö, Sweden
ClubBK Kärnan, Limhamn, Malmö

Ture Sigvard "Thure" Sjöstedt (28 August 1903 – 2 May 1956) was a Swedish wrestler. In freestyle wrestling, he won a gold and a silver medal in the 1928 and 1932 Olympics, respectively, as well as a European title in 1934. He finished second at the 1927 European Championships in Greco-Roman wrestling. [1]

In the mid-1930s Sjöstedt turned professional and toured the United States with teammate Johan Richthoff. He later developed alcoholism problems and was eventually found dead in his garden cottage. [1] [2]

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