Wrestling at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's Greco-Roman heavyweight

The men's Greco-Roman heavyweight was a Greco-Roman wrestling event held as part of the Wrestling at the 1924 Summer Olympics programme.[1] It was the third appearance of the event. Heavyweight was the heaviest category, including wrestlers weighing over 82.5 kilograms.

Men's heavyweight Greco-Roman wrestling
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
VenueVélodrome d'Hiver
DatesJuly 6–10
Competitors17 from 10 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Henri Deglane  France
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Edil Rosenqvist  Finland
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Rajmund Badó  Hungary
← 1920
1928 →


Source: Official results;[2] Wudarski[3]

The tournament was double-elimination.

First roundEdit

Losses Winner Loser Losses
0   Emil Larsen (DEN)   Jānis Polis (LAT) 1
0   Johan Salila (FIN)   Marcello Giuria (ITA) 1
0   Lucien Pothier (BEL)   Jaap Sjouwerman (NED) 1
0   Claes Johansson (SWE)   Ottó Szelky (HUN) 1
0   Jean Deglane (FRA)   Poul Hansen (DEN) 1
0   Jan Sint (NED)   Aleardo Donati (ITA) 1
0   Edil Rosenqvist (FIN)   Ernst Nilsson (SWE) 1
0   Edmond Dame (FRA)   Franz Mileder (AUT) 1
0   Rajmund Badó (HUN) Bye

Second roundEdit

Losses Winner Loser Losses
0   Rajmund Badó (HUN)   Emil Larsen (DEN) 1
1   Jānis Polis (LAT)   Marcello Giuria (ITA) 2
0   Lucien Pothier (BEL)   Johan Salila (FIN) 1
1   Ottó Szelky (HUN)   Jaap Sjouwerman (NED) 2
0   Jean Deglane (FRA)   Claes Johansson (SWE) 1
1   Poul Hansen (DEN)   Jan Sint (NED) 1
1   Ernst Nilsson (SWE)   Aleardo Donati (ITA) 2
0   Edil Rosenqvist (FIN)   Franz Mileder (AUT) 2
0   Edmond Dame (FRA) Bye

After 20 minutes, Johansson was declared the winner over Deglane on points. French officials protested, and the two wrestlers were ordered to wrestle for another 6 minutes. Deglane was declared the victor, and Johansson was so disgusted with the result that he withdrew from the competition.[4]

Third roundEdit

Losses Winner Loser Losses
0   Rajmund Badó (HUN)   Edmond Dame (FRA) 1
1   Emil Larsen (DEN)   Johan Salila (FIN) 2
1   Jānis Polis (LAT)   Lucien Pothier (BEL) 1
0   Jean Deglane (FRA)   Ottó Szelky (HUN) 2
1   Ernst Nilsson (SWE)   Poul Hansen (DEN) 2
0   Edil Rosenqvist (FIN)   Jan Sint (NED) 2
Abandoned   Claes Johansson (SWE)

Fourth roundEdit

Losses Winner Loser Losses
0   Rajmund Badó (HUN)   Jānis Polis (LAT) 2
0   Edil Rosenqvist (FIN)   Edmond Dame (FRA) 2
1   Emil Larsen (DEN)   Lucien Pothier (BEL) 2
0   Jean Deglane (FRA)   Ernst Nilsson (SWE) 2

Fifth roundEdit

After this round, the undefeated Deglane and Rosenqvist and the one-loss Badó were left. Deglane and Rosenqvist advanced to the sixth round to face each other for gold, while Badó received the bronze.

Losses Winner Loser Losses
0   Jean Deglane (FRA)   Rajmund Badó (HUN) 1
0   Edil Rosenqvist (FIN)   Emil Larsen (DEN) 2

Sixth roundEdit

Losses Winner Loser Losses
0   Jean Deglane (FRA)   Edil Rosenqvist (FIN) 1


  1. ^ "Wrestling at the 1924 Paris Summer Games: Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2013-09-29.
  2. ^ "1924 Summer Olympics official report" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich".
  4. ^ Wallechinsky, David (1984). The Complete Book To The Olympics. England: Penguin Books. p. 527. ISBN 0140066322.