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Charles Ericksen

Born: 1875

Death: Feb 23, 1916

Nationality: United States

Charles Ericksen

Date of Birth : 1875
Date of Death : Feb 23, 1916

Karl Fredrik "Charles" Ericksen was a Norwegian-American wrestler who competed in the 1904 Summer Olympics for the United States. In 1904 he won a gold medal in the welterweight category. In 2012, Norwegian historians found documentation showing that Ericksen did not receive American citizenship until 22 March 1905. The historians thus petitioned to have Ericksen's gold registered as Norwegian, against Ericksen's wishes.

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