Wrestling at the 1908 Summer Olympics

At the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, nine wrestling events were contested, all for men. There were four weight classes in Greco-Roman wrestling and five weight classes in freestyle wrestling.[1]

Greco-Roman reappeared for the first time since the 1896 Summer Olympics, with weight classes for the first time. The number of classes in freestyle was reduced from 7 to 5, with the light fly, fly, and welterweight classes dropped but the middleweight added. The addition of the 4 Greco-Roman classes brought the total number of events in wrestling up to 9.

Wrestling

Medal summaryEdit

FreestyleEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
Bantamweight
details
George Mehnert
  United States
William J. Press
  Great Britain
Aubert Côté
  Canada
Featherweight
details
George Dole
  United States
James Slim
  Great Britain
William McKie
  Great Britain
Lightweight
details
George de Relwyskow
  Great Britain
William Wood
  Great Britain
Albert Gingell
  Great Britain
Middleweight
details
Stanley Bacon
  Great Britain
George de Relwyskow
  Great Britain
Frederick Beck
  Great Britain
Heavyweight
details
Con O'Kelly
  Great Britain
Jacob Gundersen
  Norway
Edward Barrett
  Great Britain

Greco-RomanEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
Lightweight
details
Enrico Porro
  Italy
Nikolay Orlov
  Russian Empire
Arvo Lindén
  Finland
Middleweight
details
Frithiof Mårtensson
  Sweden
Mauritz Andersson
  Sweden
Anders Andersen
  Denmark
Light heavyweight
details
Verner Weckman
  Finland
Yrjö Saarela
  Finland
Carl Jensen
  Denmark
Super heavyweight
details
Richárd Weisz
  Hungary
Aleksandr Petrov
  Russian Empire
Søren Marinus Jensen
  Denmark

Participating nationsEdit

115 wrestlers from 14 nations competed.

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Great Britain (GBR)34411
2  United States (USA)2002
3  Finland (FIN)1113
4  Sweden (SWE)1102
5  Hungary (HUN)1001
  Italy (ITA)1001
7  Russian Empire (RU1)0202
8  Norway (NOR)0101
9  Denmark (DEN)0033
10  Canada (CAN)0011
Totals (10 nations)99927

Belgium, Bohemia, Germany, and the Netherlands also sent wrestlers, but did not win any medals.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wrestling at the 1908 London Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 26 February 2019.

SourcesEdit

  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association.
  • De Wael, Herman (2001). "Freestyle Wrestling 1908". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 28 May 2006.

Coordinates: 51°30′49″N 0°13′39″E / 51.5136°N 0.2274°E / 51.5136; 0.2274