Wrestling at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's freestyle heavyweight

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Men's heavyweight freestyle wrestling
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
Venue Krachtsportgebouw
Dates July 11–14
Competitors 11 from 6 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Switzerland
Bronze medal    Great Britain
«1920 1928»
Wrestling at the
1924 Summer Olympics
lnik=Wrestliung at the 1924 Summer Olympics
Greco-Roman
Bantam men
Feather men
Light men
Middle men
Light heavy men
Heavy men
Freestyle
Bantam men
Feather men
Light men
Welter men
Middle men
Light heavy men
Heavy men

The men's freestyle heavyweight was a freestyle wrestling event held as part of the Wrestling at the 1924 Summer Olympics programme.[1] It was the fourth appearance of the event. Heavyweight was the heaviest category, including wrestlers weighing over 87 kilograms.

Results[edit]

Source: Official results;[2] Wudarski[3]

Gold medal round[edit]

Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
  Henri Wernli (SUI) W  
  Edmond Dame (FRA) L       Henri Wernli (SUI) W  
  Johan Richthoff (SWE) W       Johan Richthoff (SWE) L  
  Albert Sangwine (GBR) L         Henri Wernli (SUI) L  
          Harry Steel (USA) W  
        Harry Steel (USA) W  
        Andrew McDonald (GBR) L  
          Harry Steel (USA) W
          Ernst Nilsson (SWE) L
        Ernst Nilsson (SWE) W  
        Roger Flanders (USA) L  
          Ernst Nilsson (SWE) W  
  Hans Roth (SUI) W         Toivo Pohjala (FIN) L  
  Hjalmar Nyström (FIN) L       Hans Roth (SUI) L       
        Toivo Pohjala (FIN) W       
   

Silver medal round[edit]

Semifinals Final
  Henri Wernli (SUI) W  
  Ernst Nilsson (SWE) L       Henri Wernli (SUI) W
        Andrew McDonald (GBR) L
   

Bronze medal round[edit]

Nilsson, Richthoff, and Dame declined to compete, leaving Andrew McDonald to claim the bronze medal.

References[edit]