Gutfreund was killed by Arab terrorists at the 1972 Munich Games. He attended the Games as a wrestling referee and had previously officiated at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. He was 41 years old.
After emigrating to Israel from Romania in the late 1950s (he had been a youth champion in Romania), Gutfreund became a higly-regarded wrestling referee, officiating at two World Championships. Yosef also helped promote the sport of wrestling at his club, Hapoel Jerusalem.
Birth and Death Dates:
b. 1931 - d. Sept. 5, 1972
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New York Times, September 6, 1972