Wrestling at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's freestyle light heavyweight

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Men's freestyle light heavyweight
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
VenueEmpress Hall, Earls Court Exhibition Centre
Dates29–31 July
Competitors15 from 15 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Henry Wittenberg  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Fritz Stöckli  Switzerland
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bengt Fahlkvist  Sweden
← 1936
1952 →

The men's freestyle light heavyweight competition at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London took place from 29 July to 31 July at the Empress Hall, Earls Court Exhibition Centre. Nations were limited to one competitor.[1]


The following wrestlers took part in the event:[1]

Rank Name Country
1 Henry Wittenberg  United States
2 Fritz Stöckli  Switzerland
3 Bengt Fahlkvist  Sweden
4T Fernand Payette  Canada
4T Muharrem Candaş  Turkey
6 Pat Morton  South Africa
AC Karel Istaz  Belgium
AC Johnny Sullivan  Great Britain
AC Spyros Defteraios  Greece
AC Oscar Verona  Italy
AC József Tarányi  Hungary
AC Mohamed Ragab El-Zaim  Egypt
AC Pekka Mellavuo  Finland
AC Robert Landesmann  France
AC Mansour Mir Ghavami  Iran


  1. ^ a b "Wrestling at the 1948 London Summer Games: Men's Light Heavyweight, Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 5 March 2019.