German free-style wrestler who won a gold medal at the 1960 Olympics in Rome. He was also a European Champion and World Champion free-style wrestler.
He learned both styles of Olympic wrestling early on and excelled.
He won five Olympic medals, more than any other Olympic wrestler of his time.
He grew up in Schifferstadt, Germany.
He and Kurt Angle were both Olympic wrestlers, but Angle made the move to entertainment wrestling, whereas Dietrich did not.