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Harold Angus (October 11, 1904 - August ?, 1948) was an English Professional wrestler from Wigan, Lanacshire, who represented his Country at the Olympics in 1928 and competed in the 1930 Commonwealth Games.

Career

In 1928 he made his mark on the amateur scene when he won the British Featherweight title and competed in the Featherweight Freestyle division at Summer Olympics in Amsterdam where he defeated Estonian Eduard Putsep in the preliminary round and lost in the quarter finals to Canadian Daniel MacDonald. In 1930 he took part in the Commonwealth Games in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada where he won a Silver medal in the Mens Lightweight Freestyle Wrestling event, losing to Canadian Howard Thomas. Turning professional shortly after that Angus would be the first man to hold the British Welterweight Title in 1938 and held the title for 10 years. His brief career was cut short when he tragically died as a result of a Shoot accident. Still Champion at the time of his death the event was a massive shock to British wrestling. Despite his brief career Angus was widely thought of as one of the finest proponents of the Lancashire catch-as-catch-can style and was rated by wrestling historian Charles Mascall as the fourth greatest Welterweight of all time.

In wrestling

Championships and Accomplishments

1928 Summer Olympics - Amsterdam

  • Quarter Finalist - Men's Featherweight Freestyle

1930 Commonwealth Games - Ontario

  • Silver Medal - Men's Lightweight Freestyle

Other

  • British Featherweight Title - ?, 1928
  • British Weltherweight Title - 1938

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