Wrestling at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's Greco-Roman super heavyweight

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Men's super heavyweight Greco-Roman wrestling
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Venue White City Stadium
Dates July 21 (quarterfinals, semifinals)
July 24 (final, bronze match)
Competitors 7 from 4 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Richárd Weisz  Hungary
2nd, silver medalist(s) Aleksandr Petrov  Russia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Søren Marinus Jensen  Denmark
1972 →

The Greco-Roman super heavyweight was one of four Greco-Roman wrestling weight classes contested on the Wrestling at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme. Like all other wrestling events, it was open only to men. The super heavyweight was the heaviest weight class, allowing wrestlers over 93 kilograms (205 lb).



Place Wrestler Nation
1 Richárd Weisz Hungary Hungary
2 Aleksandr Petrov Russia Russia
3 Søren Marinus Jensen Denmark Denmark
4 Hugó Payr Hungary Hungary
5 Edward Barrett Great Britain Great Britain
Frederick Humphreys Great Britain Great Britain
Carl Jensen Denmark Denmark


Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Hungary Richárd Weisz (HUN)        
Denmark Carl Jensen (DEN)  
Hungary Weisz (HUN)
  Denmark S. Jensen (DEN)  
Denmark Søren Marinus Jensen (DEN)
Hungary Weisz (HUN)
  Russia Petrov (RUS)
Hungary Hugó Payr (HUN)
Great Britain Edward Barrett (GBR)  
Hungary Payr (HUN)
  Russia Petrov (RUS)  
Russia Aleksandr Petrov (RUS)
Great Britain Frederick Humphreys (GBR)  

Jensen beat Payr in the bronze medal match to take third place.


  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association. 
  • De Wael, Herman (2001). "Greco-Roman Wrestling 1908". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 29 May 2006.