Wrestling at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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Wrestling

At the 1952 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 events were held at Messuhalli.

Medal summary[edit]

Greco-Roman[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
(- 52 kg)
 Boris Gurevich
Soviet Union (URS)
 Ignazio Fabra
Italy (ITA)
 Leo Honkala
Finland (FIN)
Bantamweight
(52 – 57 kg)
 Imre Hódos
Hungary (HUN)
 Zakaria Chibab
Lebanon (LIB)
 Artem Teryan
Soviet Union (URS)
Featherweight
(57 – 62 kg)
 Yakov Punkin
Soviet Union (URS)
 Imre Polyák
Hungary (HUN)
 Abdel Al-Rashid
Egypt (EGY)
Lightweight
(62 – 67 kg)
 Shazam Safin
Soviet Union (URS)
 Gustav Freij
Sweden (SWE)
 Mikuláš Athanasov
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Welterweight
(67 – 73 kg)
 Miklós Szilvásy
Hungary (HUN)
 Gösta Andersson
Sweden (SWE)
 Khalil Taha
Lebanon (LIB)
Middleweight
(73 – 79 kg)
 Axel Grönberg
Sweden (SWE)
 Kalervo Rauhala
Finland (FIN)
 Nikolay Belov
Soviet Union (URS)
Light Heavyweight
(79 – 87 kg)
 Kelpo Gröndahl
Finland (FIN)
 Shalva Chikhladze
Soviet Union (URS)
 Karl-Erik Nilsson
Sweden (SWE)
Heavyweight
(+ 87 kg)
 Johannes Kotkas
Soviet Union (URS)
 Josef Růžička
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
 Tauno Kovanen
Finland (FIN)

Freestyle[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
(- 52 kg)
 Hasan Gemici
Turkey (TUR)
 Yushu Kitano
Japan (JPN)
 Mahmoud Mollaghasemi
Iran (IRI)
Bantamweight
(52 – 57 kg)
 Shohachi Ishii
Japan (JPN)
 Rashid Mammadbeyov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav
India (IND)
Featherweight
(57 – 62 kg)
 Bayram Sit
Turkey (TUR)
 Nasser Givehchi
Iran (IRI)
 Josiah Henson
United States (USA)
Lightweight
(62 – 67 kg)
 Olle Anderberg
Sweden (SWE)
 Jay Thomas Evans
United States (USA)
 Jahanbakht Towfigh
Iran (IRI)
Welterweight
(67 – 73 kg)
 William Smith
United States (USA)
 Per Berlin
Sweden (SWE)
 Abdollah Mojtabavi
Iran (IRI)
Middleweight
(73 – 79 kg)
 David Tsimakuridze
Soviet Union (URS)
 Gholamreza Takhti
Iran (IRI)
 György Gurics
Hungary (HUN)
Light heavyweight
(79 – 87 kg)
 Viking Palm
Sweden (SWE)
 Henry Wittenberg
United States (USA)
 Adil Atan
Turkey (TUR)
Heavyweight
(+ 87 kg)
 Arsen Mekokishvili
Soviet Union (URS)
 Bertil Antonsson
Sweden (SWE)
 Kenneth Richmond
Great Britain (GBR)

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