Wrestling at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's freestyle middleweight

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Men's middleweight freestyle wrestling
at the Games of the IX Olympiad
Venue Krachtsportgebouw
Dates July 30–August 1
Competitors 9 from 9 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Ernst Kyburz  Switzerland
2nd, silver medalist(s) Donald Stockton  Canada
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Samuel Rabin  Great Britain
← 1924
1932 →

The men's freestyle middleweight was a freestyle wrestling event held as part of the Wrestling at the 1928 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fourth appearance of the event. Middleweight was the third-heaviest category, including wrestlers weighing up to 79 kilograms.


Source: Official results;[1] Wudarski[2]

Gold medal round[edit]

Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
 Ernst Kyburz (SUI) W  
 Thomas Bolger (AUS) L      Ernst Kyburz (SUI) W  
     Anton Praeg (RSA) L  
       Ernst Kyburz (SUI) W  
       Donald Stockton (CAN) L  
     Donald Stockton (CAN) W  
     Samuel Rabin (GBR) L  
       Ernst Kyburz (SUI) W
       Ralph Hammonds (USA) L
     Ralph Hammonds (USA) W  
     Louis van der Herten (BEL) L  
       Ralph Hammonds (USA) W  
       Vilho Pekkala (FIN) L  
     Vilho Pekkala (FIN) W      
     Henri Deniel (FRA) L      

Silver medal round[edit]

Semifinals Final
 Anton Praeg (RSA) W  
 Thomas Bolger (AUS) L      Anton Praeg (RSA) L
 Donald Stockton (CAN) W 1      Donald Stockton (CAN) W
 Ralph Hammonds (USA) L  

1 Stockton was declared the winner after Hammonds retired from the match due to injury.

Bronze medal round[edit]

As Hammonds and Praeg were both unable to compete after being injured in the silver medal round, Samuel Rabin was awarded the bronze medal.