Wrestling at the 1952 Summer Olympics

At the 1952 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 events were held at Messuhalli.[1]

Wrestling
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Wrestling pictogram.svg
VenueMessuhalli
Dates20 – 27 July
Competitors244 from 37 nations
← 1948
1956 →

Medal summaryEdit

Greco-RomanEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
details
Boris Gurevich
  Soviet Union
Ignazio Fabra
  Italy
Leo Honkala
  Finland
Bantamweight
details
Imre Hódos
  Hungary
Zakaria Chibab
  Lebanon
Artem Teryan
  Soviet Union
Featherweight
details
Yakov Punkin
  Soviet Union
Imre Polyák
  Hungary
Abdel Aaal Rashed
  Egypt
Lightweight
details
Shazam Safin
  Soviet Union
Gustav Freij
  Sweden
Mikuláš Athanasov
  Czechoslovakia
Welterweight
details
Miklós Szilvásy
  Hungary
Gösta Andersson
  Sweden
Khalil Taha
  Lebanon
Middleweight
details
Axel Grönberg
  Sweden
Kalervo Rauhala
  Finland
Nikolay Belov
  Soviet Union
Light heavyweight
details
Kelpo Gröndahl
  Finland
Shalva Chikhladze
  Soviet Union
Karl-Erik Nilsson
  Sweden
Heavyweight
details
Johannes Kotkas
  Soviet Union
Josef Růžička
  Czechoslovakia
Tauno Kovanen
  Finland

FreestyleEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
details
Hasan Gemici
  Turkey
Yushu Kitano
  Japan
Mahmoud Mollaghasemi
  Iran
Bantamweight
details
Shohachi Ishii
  Japan
Rashid Mammadbeyov
  Soviet Union
Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav
  India
Featherweight
details
Bayram Sit
  Turkey
Nasser Givehchi
  Iran
Josiah Henson
  United States
Lightweight
details
Olle Anderberg
  Sweden
Jay Thomas Evans
  United States
Tofigh Jahanbakht
  Iran
Welterweight
details
William Smith
  United States
Per Berlin
  Sweden
Abdollah Mojtabavi
  Iran
Middleweight
details
David Tsimakuridze
  Soviet Union
Gholamreza Takhti
  Iran
György Gurics
  Hungary
Light heavyweight
details
Viking Palm
  Sweden
Henry Wittenberg
  United States
Adil Atan
  Turkey
Heavyweight
details
Arsen Mekokishvili
  Soviet Union
Bertil Antonsson
  Sweden
Kenneth Richmond
  Great Britain

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 244 wrestlers from 37 nations competed at the Helsinki Games:[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Wrestling at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  2. ^ "THE OFFICIAL REPORT OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE FOR THE GAMES OF THE XV OLYMPIAD HELSINKI 1952". I. 1952: 353–384. Retrieved 23 September 2015. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)