UWW Bureau Member, World Champion Pelle Svensson Passes Away
Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 15:36 By United World Wrestling Press
Pelle SVENSSON (SWE), a former United World Wrestling bureau member and two-time world champion, passed away at the age of 77.
Svensson claimed a silver medal at the 1964 Olympic Games in Greco-Roman competing in the light heavyweight category. He also won a pair of gold medals at the European Championships in 1969 and 1970 before winning world titles in 1970 and 1971.
After his wrestling career, Svensson pursued a career as a lawyer and took on several high-profile criminal cases.
Svensson served as chairman of the Swedish Wrestling Federation from 1993 to 1998 and was UWW (then FILA) bureau member from 1990 to 2007.