Wrestling at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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Wrestling

At the 1952 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 events were held at Messuhalli.

Medal summary[edit]

Greco-Roman[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
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 Boris Gurevich (URS)  Ignazio Fabra (ITA)  Leo Honkala (FIN)
Bantamweight
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 Imre Hódos (HUN)  Zakaria Chibab (LIB)  Artem Teryan (URS)
Featherweight
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 Yakov Punkin (URS)  Imre Polyák (HUN)  Abdel Al-Rashid (EGY)
Lightweight
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 Shazam Safin (URS)  Gustav Freij (SWE)  Mikuláš Athanasov (TCH)
Welterweight
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 Miklós Szilvásy (HUN)  Gösta Andersson (SWE)  Khalil Taha (LIB)
Middleweight
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 Axel Grönberg (SWE)  Kalervo Rauhala (FIN)  Nikolay Belov (URS)
Light Heavyweight
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 Kelpo Gröndahl (FIN)  Shalva Chikhladze (URS)  Karl-Erik Nilsson (SWE)
Heavyweight
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 Johannes Kotkas (URS)  Josef Růžička (TCH)  Tauno Kovanen (FIN)

Freestyle[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
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 Hasan Gemici (TUR)  Yushu Kitano (JPN)  Mahmoud Mollaghasemi (IRI)
Bantamweight
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 Shohachi Ishii (JPN)  Rashid Mammadbeyov (URS)  Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav (IND)
Featherweight
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 Bayram Sit (TUR)  Nasser Givehchi (IRI)  Josiah Henson (USA)
Lightweight
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 Olle Anderberg (SWE)  Jay Thomas Evans (USA)  Jahanbakht Towfigh (IRI)
Welterweight
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 William Smith (USA)  Per Berlin (SWE)  Abdollah Mojtabavi (IRI)
Middleweight
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 David Tsimakuridze (URS)  Gholamreza Takhti (IRI)  György Gurics (HUN)
Light heavyweight
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 Viking Palm (SWE)  Henry Wittenberg (USA)  Adil Atan (TUR)
Heavyweight
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 Arsen Mekokishvili (URS)  Bertil Antonsson (SWE)  Kenneth Richmond (GBR)

See also[edit]

List of World and Olympic Champions in men's freestyle wrestling

List of World and Olympic Champions in Greco-Roman wrestling

United States results in men's freestyle wrestling