Wrestling at the 1936 Summer Olympics

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Estonians August Neo (left) and Kristjan Palusalu won medals in both wrestling styles at the 1936 Olympics

At the 1936 Summer Olympics, 14 wrestling events were contested, for all men. There were seven weight classes in Greco-Roman wrestling and seven classes in freestyle wrestling.

Medal summary[edit]

Freestyle[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Bantamweight
details
Ödön Zombori
 Hungary
Ross Flood
 United States
Johannes Herbert
 Germany
Featherweight
details
Kustaa Pihlajamäki
 Finland
Francis Millard
 United States
Gösta Frändfors
 Sweden
Lightweight
details
Károly Kárpáti
 Hungary
Wolfgang Ehrl
 Germany
Hermanni Pihlajamäki
 Finland
Welterweight
details
Frank Lewis
 United States
Thure Andersson
 Sweden
Joe Schleimer
 Canada
Middleweight
details
Emile Poilvé
 France
Richard Voliva
 United States
Ahmet Kireççi
 Turkey
Light Heavyweight
details
Knut Fridell
 Sweden
August Neo
 Estonia
Erich Siebert
 Germany
Heavyweight
details
Kristjan Palusalu
 Estonia
Josef Klapuch
 Czechoslovakia
Hjalmar Nyström
 Finland

Greco-Roman[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Bantamweight
details
Márton Lõrincz
 Hungary
Egon Svensson
 Sweden
Jakob Brendel
 Germany
Featherweight
details
Yaşar Erkan
 Turkey
Aarne Reini
 Finland
Einar Karlsson
 Sweden
Lightweight
details
Lauri Koskela
 Finland
Jozef Herda
 Czechoslovakia
Voldemar Väli
 Estonia
Welterweight
details
Rudolf Svedberg
 Sweden
Fritz Schäfer
 Germany
Eino Virtanen
 Finland
Middleweight
details
Ivar Johansson
 Sweden
Ludwig Schweickert
 Germany
József Palotás
 Hungary
Light Heavyweight
details
Axel Cadier
 Sweden
Edvīns Bietags
 Latvia
August Neo
 Estonia
Heavyweight
details
Kristjan Palusalu
 Estonia
John Nyman
 Sweden
Kurt Hornfischer
 Germany

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 200 wrestlers from 29 nations competed at the Berlin Games:[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wrestling at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ "THE XITH OLYMPIC GAMES BERLIN 1936 OFFICIAL REPORT". II. 1937: 76. Retrieved 22 September 2015.