Wrestling at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's freestyle heavyweight

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Men's heavyweight freestyle wrestling
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
VenueVélodrome d'Hiver
DatesJuly 11–14
Competitors11 from 6 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Harry Steel  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Henri Wernli  Switzerland
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Andrew McDonald  Great Britain
← 1920
1928 →

The men's freestyle heavyweight was a freestyle wrestling event held as part of the Wrestling at the 1924 Summer Olympics programme.[1] It was the fourth appearance of the event. Heavyweight was the heaviest category, including wrestlers weighing over 87 kilograms.


Source: Official results;[2] Wudarski[3]

Gold medal round[edit]

Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
 Henri Wernli (SUI) W  
 Edmond Dame (FRA) L      Henri Wernli (SUI) W  
 Johan Richthoff (SWE) W      Johan Richthoff (SWE) L  
 Albert Sangwine (GBR) L        Henri Wernli (SUI) L  
       Harry Steel (USA) W  
     Harry Steel (USA) W  
     Andrew McDonald (GBR) L  
       Harry Steel (USA) W
       Ernst Nilsson (SWE) L
     Ernst Nilsson (SWE) W  
     Roger Flanders (USA) L  
       Ernst Nilsson (SWE) W  
 Hans Roth (SUI) W        Toivo Pohjala (FIN) L  
 Hjalmar Nyström (FIN) L      Hans Roth (SUI) L      
     Toivo Pohjala (FIN) W      

Silver medal round[edit]

Semifinals Final
 Henri Wernli (SUI) W  
 Ernst Nilsson (SWE) L      Henri Wernli (SUI) W
     Andrew McDonald (GBR) L

Bronze medal round[edit]

As Nilsson, Richthoff, and Dame declined to compete, Andrew McDonald was awarded the bronze medal.


  1. ^ "Wrestling at the 1924 Paris Summer Games: Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2013-09-15.
  2. ^ "1924 Summer Olympics official report" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich".