Wrestling at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's freestyle bantamweight

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Men's bantamweight freestyle wrestling
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Venue White City Stadium
Date July 20
Competitors 13 from 3 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Great Britain
Bronze medal    Canada
«1904 1924»
Wrestling at the
1908 Summer Olympics
Wrestling pictogram.svg
Greco-Roman
Lightweight   men
Middleweight   men
Light heavyweight   men
Super heavyweight   men
Freestyle
Bantamweight   men
Featherweight   men
Lightweight   men
Middleweight   men
Heavyweight   men

The freestyle bantamweight was one of five freestyle wrestling weight classes contested on the Wrestling at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme. Like all other wrestling events, it was open only to men. The bantamweight was the lightest class, allowing wrestlers of up to 54 kilograms (119 lb).

Results[edit]

Standings[edit]

Place Wrestler Nation
1 George Mehnert United States of America United States of America
2 William J. Press Great Britain Great Britain
3 Aubert Coté Canada Canada
4 Frederick Tomkins Great Britain Great Britain
5 Frank Davis Great Britain Great Britain
Bruce Sansom Great Britain Great Britain
George Saunders Great Britain Great Britain
Harry Sprenger Great Britain Great Britain
9 James Cox Great Britain Great Britain
William Cox Great Britain Great Britain
Frank Knight Great Britain Great Britain
George Schwan Great Britain Great Britain
Harold Whiterall Great Britain Great Britain

Bracket[edit]

Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
 
United States of America George Mehnert (USA)            
Bye  
United States of America Mehnert (USA)
  Great Britain Sprenger (GBR)  
Great Britain Harry Sprenger (GBR)
Bye  
United States of America Mehnert (USA)
  Canada Coté (CAN)  
Canada Aubert Coté (CAN)
Bye  
Canada Coté (CAN)
  Great Britain Davis (GBR)  
Great Britain Frank Davis (GBR)
Great Britain Frank Knight (GBR)  
United States of America Mehnert (USA)
    Great Britain Press (GBR)
Great Britain William Press (GBR)        
Great Britain Harold Whiterall (GBR)  
Great Britain Press (GBR)
  Great Britain Sansom (GBR)  
Great Britain Bruce Sansom (GBR)
Great Britain George Schwan (GBR)  
Great Britain Press (GBR)
  Great Britain Tomkins (GBR)  
Great Britain Frederick Tomkins (GBR)
Great Britain William Cox (GBR)  
Great Britain Tomkins (GBR)
  Great Britain Saunders (GBR)  
Great Britain George Saunders (GBR)
Great Britain James Cox (GBR)  

Cote beat Tomkins in a bronze medal match to take third place.

Sources[edit]

  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association. 
  • De Wael, Herman (2001). "Freestyle Wrestling 1908". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 28 May 2006.