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Wrestling at the 1932 Summer Olympics

Wrestling
at the Games of the X Olympiad
Venue Grand Olympic Auditorium
Dates August 1–7, 1932
Competitors 79 from 18 nations

Wrestling at the 1932 Summer Olympics was held between August 1–7 August at the Grand Olympic Auditorium. It was split into two disciplines, Freestyle and Greco-Roman which were further divided into different weight categories.

Contents

  • Competition format 1
  • Participating nations 2
  • Medal table 3
  • Medal summary 4
    • Greco-Roman 4.1
    • Freestyle 4.2
  • References 5

Competition format

Wrestling events consisted of a series of random matches and a system of points to decide elimination after each round. Matches were scored as follows: The results of the bouts were counted on “"bad points". Losers received 3 points for each bout lost, those who won by decision of the jury received 1 point, and those who won by pin received 0 points. Those competitors who accumulated 5 bad points were eliminated. If candidates for the third place were eliminated with equal bad points in the same round, they were paired, if they have not yet met each other, for the third place.

Participating nations

18 nations participated in Wrestling at the 1932 Olympics.

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Sweden (SWE) 6 1 3 10
2  United States (USA) 3 2 0 5
3  Finland (FIN) 2 3 3 8
4  Germany (GER) 1 2 1 4
5  Italy (ITA) 1 1 2 4
6  France (FRA) 1 0 1 2
7  Hungary (HUN) 0 2 1 3
8  Canada (CAN) 0 1 0 1
 Denmark (DEN) 0 1 0 1
 Czechoslovakia (TCH) 0 1 0 1
11  Austria (AUT) 0 0 2 2
12  Australia (AUS) 0 0 1 1

Medal summary

Greco-Roman

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Bantamweight
 Jakob Brendel (GER)  Marcello Nizzola (ITA)  Louis François (FRA)
Featherweight
 Giovanni Gozzi (ITA)  Wolfgang Ehrl (GER)  Lauri Koskela (FIN)
Lightweight
 Erik Malmberg (SWE)  Abraham Kurland (DEN)  Eduard Sperling (GER)
Welterweight
 Ivar Johansson (SWE)  Väinö Kajander (FIN)  Ercole Gallegati (ITA)
Middleweight
 Väinö Kokkinen (FIN)  Jean Földeák (GER)  Axel Cadier (SWE)
Light Heavyweight
 Rudolf Svensson (SWE)  Onni Pellinen (FIN)  Mario Gruppioni (ITA)
Heavyweight
 Carl Westergren (SWE)  Josef Urban (TCH)  Nickolaus Hirschl (AUT)

Freestyle

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Bantamweight
 Robert Pearce (USA)  Ödön Zombori (HUN)  Aatos Jaskari (FIN)
Featherweight
 Hermanni Pihlajamäki (FIN)  Edgar Nemir (USA)  Einar Karlsson (SWE)
Lightweight
 Charles Pacôme (FRA)  Károly Kárpáti (HUN)  Gustaf Klarén (SWE)
Welterweight
 Jack van Bebber (USA)  Daniel MacDonald (CAN)  Eino Leino (FIN)
Middleweight
 Ivar Johansson (SWE)  Kyösti Luukko (FIN)  József Tunyogi (HUN)
Light Heavyweight
 Peter Mehringer (USA)  Thure Sjöstedt (SWE)  Eddie Scarf (AUS)
Heavyweight
 Johan Richthoff (SWE)  Jack Riley (USA)  Nickolaus Hirschl (AUT)

References

  • Official Olympic Report


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