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    Round of 12 Ken Shirtaugh's Avatar
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    Default Has anyone ever wrestled both styles in the Olympics in the same year?

    Not sure this is even allowed?? Just curious.

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    Default Re: Has anyone ever wrestled both styles in the Olympics in the same year?

    Yes. Wilfred Dietrich from Germany, he of the famous Christ Taylor supay, did it several times and medalled in both. Chris Taylor did it as well, as have others but I'm not sure of their names.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilfried_Dietrich

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    Default Re: Has anyone ever wrestled both styles in the Olympics in the same year?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Has anyone ever wrestled both styles in the Olympics in the same year?

    I'm pretty sure Chris Taylor from Iowa St. wrestled both in 1972.

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    Default Re: Has anyone ever wrestled both styles in the Olympics in the same year?

    Yes sure!

    The Olympics in Munich 1972:
    Jan Karlsson (Sweden) won the silver medal 74kg freestyle
    and Bronze medal 74kg Greco Roman.

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    Default Re: Has anyone ever wrestled both styles in the Olympics in the same year?

    Vasile Andrei from Romania
    <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"><tbody><tr class="ligne0"><td height="25">Olympic Games</td> <td>Senior</td> <td>Los Angeles</td> <td align="center">FS</td> <td>1984-08-07</td> <td align="center">6</td> <td align="center">ROM</td> <td align="center">+ 100.0 kg</td> </tr><tr class="ligne1"> <td height="25">Olympic Games</td> <td>Senior</td> <td>Los Angeles</td> <td align="center">GR</td> <td>1984-07-30</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">ROM</td> <td align="center">100.0 kg</td></tr></tbody></table>

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    Default Re: Has anyone ever wrestled both styles in the Olympics in the same year?

    The famous sup was in '72 right? I never realized how close Dietrich was to winning double golds in '60.

    A career that spanned 5 Olympics competively wrestling double styles is pretty amazing

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    Default Re: Has anyone ever wrestled both styles in the Olympics in the same year?

    The above video is pretty amazing. That guy was huge, and that was def the five fingers up over the head! Sweet throw. Thanks for posting that vid!

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    Default Re: Has anyone ever wrestled both styles in the Olympics in the same year?

    Not the Olympics, but South Africa's Richard Adinall wrestled in both styles in last year's worlds. He didn't medal.

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