B. 1898, Limhamn, near Malmö, Sweden
Olympic Wrestling - Free-Style - 2 gold medals 1928 and 1932
Heavyweight 192 lb.
Obverse: Head of Richthoff, facing left. JOHAN RICHTHOFF, around above /
FRISTILENS FRAMSTE (
41 mm goldplated bronze
Legends in Swedish
Johan Richthoff began as a cooper and became a minister in the Swedish Free Church and a campaigner against alcohol. He weighed 112 kg but was an excellent technician.
Heavyweight catch-as-catch-can wrestling champion, after a three-day tournament, Johan Richthoff the huge Swedish clergyman won a gold medal in 1928 again in 1932.