Wrestling at the 1908 Summer Olympics

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At the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, nine wrestling events were contested, all for men. There were four weight classes in Greco-Roman wrestling and five weight classes in freestyle wrestling.

Greco-Roman reappeared for the first time since the 1896 Summer Olympics, with weight classes for the first time. The number of classes in freestyle was reduced from 7 to 5, with the light fly, fly, and welterweight classes dropped but the middleweight added. The addition of the 4 Greco-Roman classes brought the total number of events in wrestling up to 9.

Wrestling

Medal summary[edit]

Freestyle[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Bantamweight
details
 George Mehnert
United States (USA)
 William J. Press
Great Britain (GBR)
 Aubert Coté
Canada (CAN)
Featherweight
details
 George Dole
United States (USA)
 James Slim
Great Britain (GBR)
 William McKie
Great Britain (GBR)
Lightweight
details
 George de Relwyskow
Great Britain (GBR)
 William Wood
Great Britain (GBR)
 Albert Gingell
Great Britain (GBR)
Middleweight
details
 Stanley Bacon
Great Britain (GBR)
 George de Relwyskow
Great Britain (GBR)
 Frederick Beck
Great Britain (GBR)
Heavyweight
details
 Con O'Kelly
Great Britain (GBR)
 Jacob Gundersen
Norway (NOR)
 Edward Barrett
Great Britain (GBR)

Greco-Roman[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Lightweight
details
 Enrico Porro
Italy (ITA)
 Nikolay Orlov
Russian Empire (RU1)
 Arvo Lindén
Finland (FIN)
Middleweight
details
 Frithiof Mårtensson
Sweden (SWE)
 Mauritz Andersson
Sweden (SWE)
 Anders Andersen
Denmark (DEN)
Light heavyweight
details
 Verner Weckman
Finland (FIN)
 Yrjö Saarela
Finland (FIN)
 Carl Jensen
Denmark (DEN)
Super heavyweight
details
 Richárd Weisz
Hungary (HUN)
 Aleksandr Petrov
Russian Empire (RU1)
 Søren Marinus Jensen
Denmark (DEN)

Participating nations[edit]

115 wrestlers from 14 nations competed.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Great Britain (GBR) 3 4 4 11
2  United States (USA) 2 0 0 2
3  Finland (FIN) 1 1 1 3
4  Sweden (SWE) 1 1 0 2
5  Hungary (HUN) 1 0 0 1
 Italy (ITA) 1 0 0 1
7  Russian Empire (RU1) 0 2 0 2
8  Norway (NOR) 0 1 0 1
9  Denmark (DEN) 0 0 3 3
10  Canada (CAN) 0 0 1 1

Belgium, Bohemia, Germany, and the Netherlands also sent wrestlers, but did not win any medals.

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]

  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association. 
  • De Wael, Herman (2001). "Freestyle Wrestling 1908". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 28 May 2006.