Wrestling at the 1948 Summer Olympics

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At the 1948 Summer Olympics, 16 wrestling events were contested, for all men. There were eight weight classes in Greco-Roman wrestling and eight classes in freestyle wrestling. The freestyle competitions were held from July 29 to July 31, 1948 and the Greco-Roman events were held from August 3 to August 6, 1948.

Wrestling

Medal summary[edit]

Greco-Roman[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
(- 52 kg) details
 Pietro Lombardi
Italy (ITA)
 Kenan Olcay
Turkey (TUR)
 Reino Kangasmäki
Finland (FIN)
Bantamweight
(- 57 kg) details
 Kurt Pettersén
Sweden (SWE)
 Mahmoud Hassan
Egypt (EGY)
 Halil Kaya
Turkey (TUR)
Featherweight
(- 62 kg) details
 Mehmet Oktav
Turkey (TUR)
 Olle Anderberg
Sweden (SWE)
 Ferenc Tóth
Hungary (HUN)
Lightweight
(- 67 kg) details
 Gustav Freij
Sweden (SWE)
 Aage Eriksen
Norway (NOR)
 Károly Ferencz
Hungary (HUN)
Welterweight
(- 73 kg) details
 Gösta Andersson
Sweden (SWE)
 Miklós Szilvási
Hungary (HUN)
 Henrik Hansen
Denmark (DEN)
Middleweight
(- 79 kg) details
 Axel Grönberg
Sweden (SWE)
 Muhlis Tayfur
Turkey (TUR)
 Ercole Gallegati
Italy (ITA)
Light Heavyweight
(- 87 kg) details
 Karl-Erik Nilsson
Sweden (SWE)
 Kelpo Gröndahl
Finland (FIN)
 Ibrahim Orabi
Egypt (EGY)
Heavyweight
(+ 87 kg) details
 Ahmet Kireççi
Turkey (TUR)
 Tor Nilsson
Sweden (SWE)
 Guido Fantoni
Italy (ITA)

Freestyle[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
(- 52 kg) details
 Lenni Viitala
Finland (FIN)
 Halit Balamir
Turkey (TUR)
 Thure Johansson
Sweden (SWE)
Bantamweight
(- 57 kg) details
 Nasuh Akar
Turkey (TUR)
 Gerald Leeman
United States (USA)
 Charles Kouyos
France (FRA)
Featherweight
(- 62 kg) details
 Gazanfer Bilge
Turkey (TUR)
 Ivar Sjölin
Sweden (SWE)
 Adolf Müller
Switzerland (SUI)
Lightweight
(- 67 kg) details
 Celal Atik
Turkey (TUR)
 Gösta Frändfors
Sweden (SWE)
 Hermann Baumann
Switzerland (SUI)
Welterweight
(- 73 kg) details
 Yaşar Doğu
Turkey (TUR)
 Dick Garrard
Australia (AUS)
 Leland Merrill
United States (USA)
Middleweight
(- 79 kg) details
 Glen Brand
United States (USA)
 Adil Candemir
Turkey (TUR)
 Erik Lindén
Sweden (SWE)
Light Heavyweight
(- 87 kg) details
 Henry Wittenberg
United States (USA)
 Fritz Stöckli
Switzerland (SUI)
 Bengt Fahlqvist
Sweden (SWE)
Heavyweight
(+ 87 kg) details
 Gyula Bóbis
Hungary (HUN)
 Bertil Antonsson
Sweden (SWE)
 Joseph Armstrong
Australia (AUS)

Participating nations[edit]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Turkey (TUR) 6 4 1 11
2  Sweden (SWE) 5 5 3 13
3  United States (USA) 2 1 1 4
4  Hungary (HUN) 1 1 2 4
5  Finland (FIN) 1 1 1 3
6  Italy (ITA) 1 0 2 3
7  Switzerland (SUI) 0 1 2 3
8  Egypt (EGY) 0 1 1 2
 Australia (AUS) 0 1 1 2
10  Norway (NOR) 0 1 0 1
11  Denmark (DEN) 0 0 1 1
 France (FRA) 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]