Wrestling at the 1936 Summer Olympics

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Wrestling

At the 1936 Summer Olympics, 14 wrestling events were contested, for all men. There were seven weight classes in Greco-Roman wrestling and seven classes in freestyle wrestling.

Medal summary[edit]

Freestyle[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Bantamweight
(-56 kg) details
 Ödön Zombori
Hungary (HUN)
 Ross Flood
United States (USA)
 Johannes Herbert
Germany (GER)
Featherweight
(56 – 61 kg) details
 Kustaa Pihlajamäki
Finland (FIN)
 Francis Millard
United States (USA)
 Gösta Frändfors
Sweden (SWE)
Lightweight
(61 – 66 kg) details
 Károly Kárpáti
Hungary (HUN)
 Wolfgang Ehrl
Germany (GER)
 Hermanni Pihlajamäki
Finland (FIN)
Welterweight
(66 – 72 kg) details
 Frank Lewis
United States (USA)
 Thure Andersson
Sweden (SWE)
 Joe Schleimer
Canada (CAN)
Middleweight
(72 – 79 kg) details
 Emile Poilvé
France (FRA)
 Richard Voliva
United States (USA)
 Ahmet Kireççi
Turkey (TUR)
Light Heavyweight
(79 – 87 kg) details
 Knut Fridell
Sweden (SWE)
 August Neo
Estonia (EST)
 Erich Siebert
Germany (GER)
Heavyweight
(+87 kg) details
 Kristjan Palusalu
Estonia (EST)
 Josef Klapuch
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
 Hjalmar Nyström
Finland (FIN)

Greco-Roman[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Bantamweight
(-56 kg) details
 Márton Lõrincz
Hungary (HUN)
 Egon Svensson
Sweden (SWE)
 Jakob Brendel
Germany (GER)
Featherweight
(56 – 61 kg) details
 Yaşar Erkan
Turkey (TUR)
 Aarne Reini
Finland (FIN)
 Einar Karlsson
Sweden (SWE)
Lightweight
(61 – 66 kg) details
 Lauri Koskela
Finland (FIN)
 Jozef Herda
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
 Voldemar Väli
Estonia (EST)
Welterweight
(66 – 72 kg) details
 Rudolf Svedberg
Sweden (SWE)
 Fritz Schäfer
Germany (GER)
 Eino Virtanen
Finland (FIN)
Middleweight
(72 – 79 kg) details
 Ivar Johansson
Sweden (SWE)
 Ludwig Schweickert
Germany (GER)
 József Palotás
Hungary (HUN)
Light Heavyweight
(79 – 87 kg) details
 Axel Cadier
Sweden (SWE)
 Edvīns Bietags
Latvia (LAT)
 August Neo
Estonia (EST)
Heavyweight
(+87 kg) details
 Kristjan Palusalu
Estonia (EST)
 John Nyman
Sweden (SWE)
 Kurt Hornfischer
Germany (GER)

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