Karl-Erik Nilsson (4 January 1922 – 14 December 2017) 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. He was born in Stehag, Sweden.
Nilsson died at the age of 95 in Stockholm on 14 December 2017.
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