Wrestling at the 1948 Summer Olympics

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Olle Anderberg of Sweden wrestling Ferenc Tóth of Hungary in the Featherweight event

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.

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]

Coordinates: 51°33′20″N 0°16′47″W / 51.5556°N 0.2797°W / 51.5556; -0.2797