Wittenberg dies at 91

Updated: March 11, 2010, 5:28 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Henry Wittenberg, an amateur wrestler who went undefeated for more than 300 matches and won a gold medal at the 1948 London Olympics, has died. He was 91.

His family said Wittenberg died Tuesday at his home in Somers, N.Y.

Wittenberg began wrestling at City College, becoming a star under the tutelage of coach Joe Sapora. He graduated in 1940 and went on to dominate national and international freestyle wrestling in his weight class while working as a New York City police ...

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