Wrestling at the 1948 Summer Olympics

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Olle Anderberg of Sweden wrestling Ferenc Tóth of Hungary in the Featherweight event

At the 1948 Summer Olympics, 16 wrestling events were contested, for all men. There were eight weight classes in Greco-Roman wrestling and eight classes in freestyle wrestling. The freestyle competitions were held from July 29 to July 31, 1948 and the Greco-Roman events were held from August 3 to August 6, 1948.

Medal summary[edit]

Greco-Roman[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
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Pietro Lombardi
 Italy
Kenan Olcay
 Turkey
Reino Kangasmäki
 Finland
Bantamweight
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Kurt Pettersén
 Sweden
Mahmoud Hassan
 Egypt
Halil Kaya
 Turkey
Featherweight
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Mehmet Oktav
 Turkey
Olle Anderberg
 Sweden
Ferenc Tóth
 Hungary
Lightweight
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Gustav Freij
 Sweden
Aage Eriksen
 Norway
Károly Ferencz
 Hungary
Welterweight
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Gösta Andersson
 Sweden
Miklós Szilvási
 Hungary
Henrik Hansen
 Denmark
Middleweight
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Axel Grönberg
 Sweden
Muhlis Tayfur
 Turkey
Ercole Gallegati
 Italy
Light Heavyweight
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Karl-Erik Nilsson
 Sweden
Kelpo Gröndahl
 Finland
Ibrahim Orabi
 Egypt
Heavyweight
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Ahmet Kireççi
 Turkey
Tor Nilsson
 Sweden
Guido Fantoni
 Italy

Freestyle[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
details
Lenni Viitala
 Finland
Halit Balamir
 Turkey
Thure Johansson
 Sweden
Bantamweight
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Nasuh Akar
 Turkey
Gerald Leeman
 United States
Charles Kouyos
 France
Featherweight
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Gazanfer Bilge
 Turkey
Ivar Sjölin
 Sweden
Adolf Müller
 Switzerland
Lightweight
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Celal Atik
 Turkey
Gösta Frändfors
 Sweden
Hermann Baumann
 Switzerland
Welterweight
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Yaşar Doğu
 Turkey
Dick Garrard
 Australia
Leland Merrill
 United States
Middleweight
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Glen Brand
 United States
Adil Candemir
 Turkey
Erik Lindén
 Sweden
Light Heavyweight
details
Henry Wittenberg
 United States
Fritz Stöckli
 Switzerland
Bengt Fahlqvist
 Sweden
Heavyweight
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Gyula Bóbis
 Hungary
Bertil Antonsson
 Sweden
Joseph Armstrong
 Australia

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 207 wrestlers from 28 nations competed at the London Games:

N.B. - Pakistan sent four wrestlers, but they could not compete as they had been mistakenly entered for the Greco-Roman style and not freestyle.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Turkey (TUR) 6 4 1 11
2  Sweden (SWE) 5 5 3 13
3  United States (USA) 2 1 1 4
4  Hungary (HUN) 1 1 2 4
5  Finland (FIN) 1 1 1 3
6  Italy (ITA) 1 0 2 3
7  Switzerland (SUI) 0 1 2 3
8  Egypt (EGY) 0 1 1 2
 Australia (AUS) 0 1 1 2
10  Norway (NOR) 0 1 0 1
11  Denmark (DEN) 0 0 1 1
 France (FRA) 0 0 1 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "THE OFFICIAL REPORT OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE FOR THE XIV OLYMPIAD". Volume I. 1951: 76. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 

Coordinates: 51°33′20″N 0°16′47″W / 51.5556°N 0.2797°W / 51.5556; -0.2797