Wrestling at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Olle Anderberg of Sweden wrestling Ferenc Tóth of Hungary in the Featherweight event

At the 1948 Summer Olympics, 16 wrestling events were contested, for all men. There were eight weight classes in Greco-Roman wrestling and eight classes in freestyle wrestling. The freestyle competitions were held from July 29 to July 31, 1948 and the Greco-Roman events were held from August 3 to August 6, 1948.[1]

Medal summaryEdit

Greco-RomanEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
details
Pietro Lombardi
  Italy
Kenan Olcay
  Turkey
Reino Kangasmäki
  Finland
Bantamweight
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Kurt Pettersén
  Sweden
Mahmoud Hassan
  Egypt
Halil Kaya
  Turkey
Featherweight
details
Mehmet Oktav
  Turkey
Olle Anderberg
  Sweden
Ferenc Tóth
  Hungary
Lightweight
details
Gustav Freij
  Sweden
Aage Eriksen
  Norway
Károly Ferencz
  Hungary
Welterweight
details
Gösta Andersson
  Sweden
Miklós Szilvási
  Hungary
Henrik Hansen
  Denmark
Middleweight
details
Axel Grönberg
  Sweden
Muhlis Tayfur
  Turkey
Ercole Gallegati
  Italy
Light Heavyweight
details
Karl-Erik Nilsson
  Sweden
Kelpo Gröndahl
  Finland
Ibrahim Orabi
  Egypt
Heavyweight
details
Ahmet Kireççi
  Turkey
Tor Nilsson
  Sweden
Guido Fantoni
  Italy

FreestyleEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
details
Lenni Viitala
  Finland
Halit Balamir
  Turkey
Thure Johansson
  Sweden
Bantamweight
details
Nasuh Akar
  Turkey
Gerald Leeman
  United States
Charles Kouyos
  France
Featherweight
details
Gazanfer Bilge
  Turkey
Ivar Sjölin
  Sweden
Adolf Müller
  Switzerland
Lightweight
details
Celal Atik
  Turkey
Gösta Frändfors
  Sweden
Hermann Baumann
  Switzerland
Welterweight
details
Yaşar Doğu
  Turkey
Dick Garrard
  Australia
Leland Merrill
  United States
Middleweight
details
Glen Brand
  United States
Adil Candemir
  Turkey
Erik Lindén
  Sweden
Light Heavyweight
details
Henry Wittenberg
  United States
Fritz Stöckli
  Switzerland
Bengt Fahlqvist
  Sweden
Heavyweight
details
Gyula Bóbis
  Hungary
Bertil Antonsson
  Sweden
Joseph Armstrong
  Australia

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 219 wrestlers from 29 nations competed at the London Games:[1]

N.B. - Pakistan sent four wrestlers, but they could not compete as they had been mistakenly entered for the Greco-Roman style and not freestyle.

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Turkey (TUR)64111
2  Sweden (SWE)55313
3  United States (USA)2114
4  Hungary (HUN)1124
5  Finland (FIN)1113
6  Italy (ITA)1023
7  Switzerland (SUI)0123
8  Australia (AUS)0112
  Egypt (EGY)0112
10  Norway (NOR)0101
11  Denmark (DEN)0011
  France (FRA)0011
Totals (12 nations)16161648

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Wrestling at the 1948 London Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 28 April 2020. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  2. ^ "THE OFFICIAL REPORT OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE FOR THE XIV OLYMPIAD". I. 1951: 76. Retrieved 22 September 2015. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

External linksEdit

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