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Wrestling at the 1908 London Summer Games:

Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): White City Stadium, London
Date Started: July 21, 1908
Date Finished: July 24, 1908
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: HUN Richárd Weisz
Silver: RUS Aleksandr Petrov
Bronze: DEN Søren Jensen


Of the most recent world champions, only Søren Jensen (DEN), champion in 1905, competed. He was also the defending Olympic champion in this event, having won at Athens in 1906. His countryman, Carl Jensen (DEN), had been 1907 European champion. Both lost to the Hungarian Richárd Weisz. Weisz was a remarkably versatile athlete, having won Hungarian championships in hammer throw, fencing, and weightlifting, as well as the national heavyweight wrestling title five times - 1905-09.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Richárd Weisz 28 Hungary HUN Gold
2 Aleksandr Petrov 31 Russia RUS Silver
3 Søren Jensen 28 Denmark DEN Bronze
4 Hugó Payr 19 Hungary HUN
5T Frederick Humphreys 30 Great Britain GBR
5T Ned Barrett 30 Great Britain GBR
5T Carl Jensen 25 Denmark DEN