Eduard Pütsep

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Eduard Pütsep
Personal information
Born (1898-10-21)21 October 1898
Vastseliina Parish, Võru County, Estonia
Died 22 August 1960(1960-08-22) (aged 61)
Kuusamo, Finland

Eduard Pütsep (21 October 1898 – 22 August 1960)[1] was an Estonian wrestler who won a Gold Medal in the Bantamweight division in the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France after defeating Sweden's Sigfrid Hansson in the Sixth Round.[2][3]

He was born in the Vastseliina Parish, in Võru County, Estonia and competed in the 1920, 1924 and 1928 Summer Olympic Games for his home country. At the 1922 World Greco-Roman Wrestling Championship in Stockholm, Sweden he lost only in the final match to Swedish 1920 Olympics wrestling bronze medalist Fritiof Svensson by points and won the Silver medal.

In 1924, he had a starring role in the Estonian silent film Õnnelik korterikriisi lahendus, directed by Konstantin Märska and a role in the 1925 Paul Sehnert-directed Tšeka komissar Miroštšenko.

Eduard Pütsep died in Kuusamo, Finland in 1960. The international Eduard Pütsep Memorial in Greco-Roman wrestling for the youth is held in Võru from 1977.

See also


  1. Great Olympians
  2. Eesti Olümpiakomitee: Pariis 1924
  3. "Eduard Pütsep Olympic Results". Retrieved 30 August 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

Further reading

Lääne, Tiit: Eesti olümpiamedalivõitjad 1912–2006, pages 60–61. Eesti Olümpiakomitee, 2006. ISBN 9949-427-25-8.