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Wrestling at the 1932 Summer Olympics

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.


  • 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


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


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


  • Official Olympic Report

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