Karl-Erik Nilsson

Swedish Olympic wrestler
Nilsson (center) at the 1948 Olympics

Karl-Erik Nilsson (4 January 1922 – 14 December 2017[1]) was a Swedish light-heawyweight (-87 kg) Greco-Roman wrestler. He competed at the 1948, 1952 and 1956 Olympics and won one gold and two bronze medals. He won another bronze medal at the 1955 World Wrestling Championships.[2][3] He was born in Stehag, Sweden.

Nilsson died at the age of 95 in Stockholm on 14 December 2017.


  1. "Karl-Erik Nilsson död – tog guld i OS 1948". www.expressen.se.
  2. Karl-Erik Nilsson. Swedish Olympic Committee
  3. Karl-Erik Nilsson. sports-reference.com

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