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Wrestling at the 1906 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Panathenaic Stadium, Athina
Date Started: April 27, 1906
Date Finished: April 28, 1906
Format: Single-elimination tournament in the early rounds, concluding in a three-way round-robin for the medals

Gold: DEN Søren Jensen
Silver: AUT Henri Baur
Bronze: BEL Marcel Dubois

Summary

[Søren Marinus Jensen] had won one of unofficial world heavyweight titles in 1905. In Athina he won the heavyweight gold medal by defeating Austria’s Henri Baur in the final. Baur not only competed in wrestling in 1906, but also the tug-of-war and in athletics, the discus throw and pentathlon.

Jensen had first competed at the world championships in 1904, but failed to place. His world championship record would eventually include one victory (1905) and one third-place (1910), both in the heavyweight class. Jensen competed at both the 1908 and 1912 Olympic Games, winning bronze medals both times in the heavyweight division. Strangely, he had less success at the European championships, winning three silver medals between 1907 and 1912.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Søren Jensen 26 Denmark DEN Gold
2 Henri Baur 33 Austria AUT Silver
3 Marcel Dubois 19 Belgium BEL Bronze
4T Dimitrios Psaltopoulos Greece GRE
4T Heinrich Rondi 28 Germany GER
4T Stefanos Khristopoulos Greece GRE
7T Rudolf Arnold Austria AUT
7T Wilhelm Born 24 Germany GER
7T Richárd Weisz 26 Hungary HUN
7T Ioannis Patsoulis Greece GRE