Wrestling at the 1932 Summer Olympics

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Wrestling
at the Games of the X Olympiad
Venue Grand Olympic Auditorium
Dates August 1–7, 1932
Competitors 79 from 18 nations
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Wrestling at the
1932 Summer Olympics
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Greco-Roman
Bantam men
Feather men
Light men
Welter men
Middle men
Light heavy men
Heavy men
Freestyle
Bantam men
Feather men
Light men
Welter men
Middle men
Light heavy men
Heavy men

Wrestling at the 1932 Summer Olympics was held between August 1–7 August at the Grand Olympic Auditorium. It was split into two disciplines, Freestyle and Greco-Roman which were further divided into different weight categories.

Competition format[edit]

Wrestling events consisted of a series of random matches and a system of points to decide elimination after each round. Matches were scored as follows: The results of the bouts were counted on “"bad points". Losers received 3 points for each bout lost, those who won by decision of the jury received 1 point, and those who won by pin received 0 points. Those competitors who accumulated 5 bad points were eliminated. If candidates for the third place were eliminated with equal bad points in the same round, they were paired, if they have not yet met each other, for the third place.

Participating nations[edit]

18 nations participated in Wrestling at the 1932 Olympics.

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Sweden (SWE) 6 1 3 10
2  United States (USA) 3 2 0 5
3  Finland (FIN) 2 3 3 8
4  Germany (GER) 1 2 1 4
5  Italy (ITA) 1 1 2 4
6  France (FRA) 1 0 1 2
7  Hungary (HUN) 0 2 1 3
8  Canada (CAN) 0 1 0 1
 Denmark (DEN) 0 1 0 1
 Czechoslovakia (TCH) 0 1 0 1
11  Austria (AUT) 0 0 2 2
12  Australia (AUS) 0 0 1 1

Medal summary[edit]

Greco-Roman[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Bantamweight
details
 Jakob Brendel (GER)  Marcello Nizzola (ITA)  Louis François (FRA)
Featherweight
details
 Giovanni Gozzi (ITA)  Wolfgang Ehrl (GER)  Lauri Koskela (FIN)
Lightweight
details
 Erik Malmberg (SWE)  Abraham Kurland (DEN)  Eduard Sperling (GER)
Welterweight
details
 Ivar Johansson (SWE)  Väinö Kajander (FIN)  Ercole Gallegati (ITA)
Middleweight
details
 Väinö Kokkinen (FIN)  Jean Földeák (GER)  Axel Cadier (SWE)
Light Heavyweight
details
 Rudolf Svensson (SWE)  Onni Pellinen (FIN)  Mario Gruppioni (ITA)
Heavyweight
details
 Carl Westergren (SWE)  Josef Urban (TCH)  Nickolaus Hirschl (AUT)

Freestyle[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Bantamweight
details
 Robert Pearce (USA)  Ödön Zombori (HUN)  Aatos Jaskari (FIN)
Featherweight
details
 Hermanni Pihlajamäki (FIN)  Edgar Nemir (USA)  Einar Karlsson (SWE)
Lightweight
details
 Charles Pacôme (FRA)  Károly Kárpáti (HUN)  Gustaf Klarén (SWE)
Welterweight
details
 Jack van Bebber (USA)  Daniel MacDonald (CAN)  Eino Leino (FIN)
Middleweight
details
 Ivar Johansson (SWE)  Kyösti Luukko (FIN)  József Tunyogi (HUN)
Light Heavyweight
details
 Peter Mehringer (USA)  Thure Sjöstedt (SWE)  Eddie Scarf (AUS)
Heavyweight
details
 Johan Richthoff (SWE)  Jack Riley (USA)  Nickolaus Hirschl (AUT)

References[edit]