Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Panathenaic Stadium, Athina
Date Started: April 25, 1906
Date Finished: April 26, 1906
Format: Single-elimination tournament in the early rounds, concluding in a three-way round-robin for the medals
Austria’s Rudolf Watzl defeated Dane Carl Carlsen in a 40-minute match in the final. The final was a three-way round-robin between Watzl, Carlsen, and Ferenc Holubán of Hungary. Watzl won both matches, and Carlsen defeated Holubán to decide the medals. Carlsen competed at the 1907 European and World Championships and the 1908 Olympics. In the first round in Athina, Holubán defeated American Jack Niflot, the 1904 Olympic bantamweight freestyle champion.
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