Wrestling at the 1928 Summer Olympics

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At the 1928 Summer Olympics, thirteen wrestling events were contested, for all men. There were six weight classes in Greco-Roman wrestling and seven classes in freestyle wrestling. The freestyle competitions were held from July 30 to August 1, 1928 and the Greco-Roman events were held from August 2 to August 5, 1928.

Wrestling

Medal summary[edit]

Freestyle[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Bantamweight
(- 56 kg) details
 Kaarlo Mäkinen
Finland (FIN)
 Edmond Spapen
Belgium (BEL)
 James Trifunov
Canada (CAN)
Featherweight
(- 61 kg) details
 Allie Morrison
United States (USA)
 Kustaa Pihlajamäki
Finland (FIN)
 Hans Minder
Switzerland (SUI)
Lightweight
(- 66 kg) details
 Osvald Käpp
Estonia (EST)
 Charles Pacôme
France (FRA)
 Eino Augusti Leino
Finland (FIN)
Welterweight
(- 72 kg) details
 Arvo Haavisto
Finland (FIN)
 Lloyd Appleton
United States (USA)
 Maurice Letchford
Canada (CAN)
Middleweight
(- 79 kg) details
 Ernst Kyburz
Switzerland (SUI)
 Donald Stockton
Canada (CAN)
 Samuel Rabin
Great Britain (GBR)
Light Heavyweight
(- 87 kg) details
 Thure Sjöstedt
Sweden (SWE)
 Arnold Bögli
Switzerland (SUI)
 Henri Lefèbre
France (FRA)
Heavyweight
(+ 87 kg) details
 Johan Richthoff
Sweden (SWE)
 Aukusti Sihvola
Finland (FIN)
 Edmond Dame
France (FRA)

Greco-Roman[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Bantamweight
( -58 kg) details
 Kurt Leucht
Germany (GER)
 Jindrich Maudr
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
 Giovanni Gozzi
Italy (ITA)
Featherweight
(- 62 kg) details
 Voldemar Väli
Estonia (EST)
 Eric Malmberg
Sweden (SWE)
 Gerolamo Quaglia
Italy (ITA)
Lightweight
(- 67.5 kg) details
 Lajos Keresztes
Hungary (HUN)
 Eduard Sperling
Germany (GER)
 Edvard Westerlund
Finland (FIN)
Middleweight
(- 75 kg) details
 Väinö Kokkinen
Finland (FIN)
 László Papp
Hungary (HUN)
 Albert Kusnets
Estonia (EST)
Light Heavyweight
(- 82.5 kg) details
 Ibrahim Moustafa
Egypt (EGY)
 Adolf Rieger
Germany (GER)
 Onni Pellinen
Finland (FIN)
Heavyweight
(+ 82.5 kg) details
 Rudolf Svensson
Sweden (SWE)
 Hjalmar Nyström
Finland (FIN)
 Georg Gehring
Germany (GER)

Participating nations[edit]

166 wrestlers from 29 nations competed. Argentina competed in wrestling for the first time.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Finland (FIN) 3 3 3 9
2  Sweden (SWE) 3 1 0 4
3  Estonia (EST) 2 0 1 3
4  Germany (GER) 1 2 1 4
5  Switzerland (SUI) 1 1 1 3
6  United States (USA) 1 1 0 2
 Hungary (HUN) 1 1 0 2
8  Egypt (EGY) 1 0 0 1
9  Canada (CAN) 0 1 2 3
 France (FRA) 0 1 2 3
11  Belgium (BEL) 0 1 0 1
 Czechoslovakia (TCH) 0 1 0 1
11  Italy (ITA) 0 0 2 2
12  Great Britain (GBR) 0 0 1 1

See also[edit]

List of World and Olympic Champions in men's freestyle wrestling

List of World and Olympic Champions in Greco-Roman wrestling

United States results in men's freestyle wrestling

References[edit]

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