Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): White City Stadium, London; White City Stadium, London
Date Started: July 20, 1908
Date Finished: July 25, 1908
Format: Single-elimination tournament.
The top eight wrestlers in this class all hailed from Scandanavia. The 4th-place finisher, Jóhannes Jósefsson of Iceland, which is considered a part of Scandanavia, technically represented Denmark at the Olympics, as Iceland was still a Danish province. He forfeited the 3rd-place match due to a broken arm which he had sustained in the semi-finals.
The final between the two Swedes, Frithiof Mårtensson and Mauritz Andersson, was also postponed overnight because of an injury sustained by Mårtensson in the semis. But he overcame that injury to win two successive bouts in the final against his countryman, the first on points and the second by a fall in 6:25. Mårtensson would also win the 1909 European championship at 75 kg.
|9T||Frederick Beck||Great Britain||GBR|
|9T||Edgar Bacon||20||Great Britain||GBR|
|9T||George Bradshaw||Great Britain||GBR|
|17T||Stanley Bacon||22||Great Britain||GBR|