Wrestling at the 1912 Summer Olympics

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At the 1912 Summer Olympics, five wrestling events were contested. They were all for men in the Greco-Roman style. The Light Heavyweight match ended after a nine hour draw. The match was finally declared a tie and it was decided that they would each receive a silver medal.[1]


Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Greco-Roman featherweight
 Kaarlo Koskelo
Finland (FIN)
 Georg Gerstäcker
Germany (GER)
 Otto Lasanen
Finland (FIN)
Greco-Roman lightweight
 Emil Väre
Finland (FIN)
 Gustaf Malmström
Sweden (SWE)
 Edvin Mattiasson
Sweden (SWE)
Greco-Roman middleweight
 Claes Johanson
Sweden (SWE)
 Martin Klein
Russia (RUS)
 Alfred Asikainen
Finland (FIN)
light heavyweight
none awarded  Anders Ahlgren
Sweden (SWE)
 Béla Varga
Hungary (HUN)
 Ivar Böhling
Finland (FIN)
Greco-Roman heavyweight
 Yrjö Saarela
Finland (FIN)
 Johan Olin
Finland (FIN)
 Søren Marinus Jensen
Denmark (DEN)

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 170 wrestlers from 18 nations competed at the Stockholm Games:[2]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Finland (FIN) 3 2 2 7
2  Sweden (SWE) 1 2 1 4
3  Germany (GER) 0 1 0 1
 Russia (RUS) 0 1 0 1
5  Denmark (DEN) 0 0 1 1
 Hungary (HUN) 0 0 1 1


  1. ^ "Sweden Olympics Stockholm 1912". Retrieved 2006-11-27. 
  2. ^ "Wrestling at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2013-05-15.