The Swedish flyweight wrestling champion of 1946, Malte Håkansson earned a silver medal in the 1946 European Championships, placing behind Lenni Viitala, who would also claim Olympic gold in 1948. By then, Håkansson had set sail for Australia, arriving there in May 1948. Working on a dock in Brisbane, he earned the Australian bantamweight title in 1949. Because he had not yet obtained citizenship, he was ineligible to represent Australia at the 1950 Empire Games (the modern-day Commonwealth Games). Six years later, now known as Monty Hakansson, he was able to compete for his new country at the Olympics in Melbourne. He lost his first two matches by fall, eliminating him from the competition.
|1956 Summer||37||Melbourne||Wrestling||Men's Flyweight, Greco-Roman||Australia||AUS||AC|
|1956 Summer||37||Melbourne||Wrestling||Australia||AUS||Final Standings||AC||1956-12-03||Eliminated r2/5||6|
|1956 Summer||37||Melbourne||Wrestling||Australia||AUS||Round Two||10T||1956-12-04||6|
|1956 Summer||37||Melbourne||Wrestling||Australia||AUS||Round Two||Match #3||2||1956-12-04||Eğribaş (TUR) fall (1:45), Hakansson (AUS)||3|
|1956 Summer||37||Melbourne||Wrestling||Australia||AUS||Round One||9T||1956-12-03||3|
|1956 Summer||37||Melbourne||Wrestling||Australia||AUS||Round One||Match #2||2||1956-12-03||Mewis (BEL) fall (4:45), Hakansson (AUS)||3|