Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
Atlanta 1996 1996
Games Results Sport Event
Atlanta 1996 1996
#3
Wrestling Super-Heavyweight, Freestyle (≤130 kilograms)
Barcelona 1992 1992
Games Results Sport Event
Barcelona 1992 1992
#1
Wrestling Super-Heavyweight, Freestyle (≤130 kilograms)
Seoul 1988 1988
Games Results Sport Event
Seoul 1988 1988
#2
Wrestling Super-Heavyweight, Freestyle (≤130 kilograms)
Los Angeles 1984 1984
Games Results Sport Event
Los Angeles 1984 1984
#1
Wrestling Super-Heavyweight, Freestyle (>100 kilograms)

Bruce Robert BAUMGARTNER

United States of America
Height
188 cm / 6'2''
Weight
130 kg / 286 pounds
Gender
Male

Number of medals

4 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

4 Olympic Games

Bruce Robert BAUMGARTNER biography

Bruce Baumgartner ranked as one of the top super-heavyweight freestyle wrestlers for more than a decade. Winning his first World Championship medal (bronze) in 1983, he won the gold in Los Angeles. He confirmed his status with the East European wrestlers present in 1986, winning his first of three world titles. In his second Olympic final in Seoul, he lost to Georgian Davit Gobejishvili. Four years later, he won a rematch in Barcelona, en route to his second Olympic title. After world titles in 1993 and 1995, Baumgartner was favored to win his third gold in Atlanta, but a defeat against Russia's Andrey Shumilin left him with a bronze medal. In addition to his World and Olympic titles, Baumgartner amassed three golds at the Pan American Games, 17 American titles and eight World Cup wins. In 1995, he was awarded the James E. Sullivan Award (for the outstanding American amateur athlete) and in 2008 he was inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame.

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