Wrestling at the 1936 Summer Olympics

At the 1936 Summer Olympics, 14 wrestling events were contested, all for men. There were seven weight classes in Greco-Roman wrestling and seven classes in freestyle wrestling.[1]

Estonians August Neo (left) and Kristjan Palusalu won medals in both wrestling styles at the 1936 Olympics

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Sweden (SWE)4329
2  Hungary (HUN)3014
3  Finland (FIN)2136
4  Estonia (EST)2125
5  United States (USA)1304
6  Turkey (TUR)1012
7  France (FRA)1001
8  Germany (GER)0347
9  Czechoslovakia (TCH)0202
10  Latvia (LAT)0101
11  Canada (CAN)0011
Totals (11 nations)14141442

Medal summaryEdit

FreestyleEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
Bantamweight
details
Ödön Zombori
  Hungary
Ross Flood
  United States
Johannes Herbert
  Germany
Featherweight
details
Kustaa Pihlajamäki
  Finland
Francis Millard
  United States
Gösta Frändfors
  Sweden
Lightweight
details
Károly Kárpáti
  Hungary
Wolfgang Ehrl
  Germany
Hermanni Pihlajamäki
  Finland
Welterweight
details
Frank Lewis
  United States
Thure Andersson
  Sweden
Joe Schleimer
  Canada
Middleweight
details
Emile Poilvé
  France
Richard Voliva
  United States
Ahmet Kireççi
  Turkey
Light Heavyweight
details
Knut Fridell
  Sweden
August Neo
  Estonia
Erich Siebert
  Germany
Heavyweight
details
Kristjan Palusalu
  Estonia
Josef Klapuch
  Czechoslovakia
Hjalmar Nyström
  Finland

Greco-RomanEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
Bantamweight
details
Márton Lõrincz
  Hungary
Egon Svensson
  Sweden
Jakob Brendel
  Germany
Featherweight
details
Yaşar Erkan
  Turkey
Aarne Reini
  Finland
Einar Karlsson
  Sweden
Lightweight
details
Lauri Koskela
  Finland
Jozef Herda
  Czechoslovakia
Voldemar Väli
  Estonia
Welterweight
details
Rudolf Svedberg
  Sweden
Fritz Schäfer
  Germany
Eino Virtanen
  Finland
Middleweight
details
Ivar Johansson
  Sweden
Ludwig Schweickert
  Germany
József Palotás
  Hungary
Light Heavyweight
details
Axel Cadier
  Sweden
Edvīns Bietags
  Latvia
August Neo
  Estonia
Heavyweight
details
Kristjan Palusalu
  Estonia
John Nyman
  Sweden
Kurt Hornfischer
  Germany

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 200 wrestlers from 29 nations competed at the Berlin Games:[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Wrestling at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  2. ^ "THE XITH OLYMPIC GAMES BERLIN 1936 OFFICIAL REPORT". II. 1937: 76. Retrieved 22 September 2015. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)