Wrestling at the 1928 Summer Olympics

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At the 1928 Summer Olympics, thirteen wrestling events were contested, for all men. There were six weight classes in Greco-Roman wrestling and seven classes in freestyle wrestling. The freestyle competitions were held from July 30 to August 1, 1928 and the Greco-Roman events were held from August 2 to August 5, 1928.

Wrestling

Medal summary[edit]

Freestyle[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Bantamweight
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Kaarlo Mäkinen
 Finland
Edmond Spapen
 Belgium
James Trifunov
 Canada
Featherweight
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Allie Morrison
 United States
Kustaa Pihlajamäki
 Finland
Hans Minder
 Switzerland
Lightweight
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Osvald Käpp
 Estonia
Charles Pacôme
 France
Eino Augusti Leino
 Finland
Welterweight
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Arvo Haavisto
 Finland
Lloyd Appleton
 United States
Maurice Letchford
 Canada
Middleweight
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Ernst Kyburz
 Switzerland
Donald Stockton
 Canada
Samuel Rabin
 Great Britain
Light Heavyweight
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Thure Sjöstedt
 Sweden
Arnold Bögli
 Switzerland
Henri Lefèbre
 France
Heavyweight
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Johan Richthoff
 Sweden
Aukusti Sihvola
 Finland
Edmond Dame
 France

Greco-Roman[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Bantamweight
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Kurt Leucht
 Germany
Jindrich Maudr
 Czechoslovakia
Giovanni Gozzi
 Italy
Featherweight
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Voldemar Väli
 Estonia
Eric Malmberg
 Sweden
Gerolamo Quaglia
 Italy
Lightweight
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Lajos Keresztes
 Hungary
Eduard Sperling
 Germany
Edvard Westerlund
 Finland
Middleweight
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Väinö Kokkinen
 Finland
László Papp
 Hungary
Albert Kusnets
 Estonia
Light Heavyweight
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Ibrahim Moustafa
 Egypt
Adolf Rieger
 Germany
Onni Pellinen
 Finland
Heavyweight
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Rudolf Svensson
 Sweden
Hjalmar Nyström
 Finland
Georg Gehring
 Germany

Participating nations[edit]

166 wrestlers from 29 nations competed. Argentina competed in wrestling for the first time.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Finland (FIN) 3 3 3 9
2  Sweden (SWE) 3 1 0 4
3  Estonia (EST) 2 0 1 3
4  Germany (GER) 1 2 1 4
5  Switzerland (SUI) 1 1 1 3
6  United States (USA) 1 1 0 2
 Hungary (HUN) 1 1 0 2
8  Egypt (EGY) 1 0 0 1
9  Canada (CAN) 0 1 2 3
 France (FRA) 0 1 2 3
11  Belgium (BEL) 0 1 0 1
 Czechoslovakia (TCH) 0 1 0 1
11  Italy (ITA) 0 0 2 2
12  Great Britain (GBR) 0 0 1 1

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Coordinates: 52°20′40″N 4°51′22″E / 52.3444°N 4.8560°E / 52.3444; 4.8560