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Wrestling at the 1908 London Summer Games:

Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): White City Stadium, London; White City Stadium, London
Date Started: July 23, 1908
Date Finished: July 25, 1908
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: ITA Enrico Porro
Silver: RUS Nikolay Orlov
Bronze: FIN Arvo Lindén

Summary

This was the largest class of the 1908 Olympic wrestling competition. Gustaf Malmström (SWE) was European champion in 1907 at 75 kg., and he would win again in 1909 at 67 kg., but at London he lost in the quarter-finals to the Italian, Enrico Porro. Porro went on to win the gold medal. He competed at the Olympics again, in both 1920 and 1924, failing to medal both times. But none of the three medalists ever competed at a world or European championship.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Enrico Porro 23 Italy ITA Gold
2 Nikolay Orlov Russia RUS Silver
3 Arvo Lindén 21 Finland FIN Bronze
4 Gunnar Persson 23 Sweden SWE
5T Anders Møller 25 Denmark DEN
5T Ödön Radvány 19 Hungary HUN
5T Gustaf Malmström 23 Sweden SWE
5T József Maróthy 20 Hungary HUN
9T Carl Carlsen 27 Denmark DEN
9T George Faulkner Great Britain GBR
9T Carl Erik Lund 23 Sweden SWE
9T Arthur Hawkins Great Britain GBR
9T József Téger Hungary HUN
9T Frits Bruseker 21 Netherlands NED
9T Edward Blount Great Britain GBR
9T William Wood Great Britain GBR
17T Lucien Hansen Belgium BEL
17T Fernand Steens Belgium BEL
17T Andrew Whittingstall Great Britain GBR
17T William Ruff 25 Great Britain GBR
17T Christian Carlsen 22 Denmark DEN
17T Jacob van Moppes 31 Netherlands NED
17T George MacKenzie 19 Great Britain GBR
17T Arthur Rose Great Britain GBR
17T Karel Halík 24 Bohemia BOH