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Wrestling at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games:

Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman

Wrestling at the 1912 Summer Games: Next Summer Games


Host City: Stockholm, Sweden
Venue(s): Stockholm Olympic Stadium, Stockholm
Date Started: July 6, 1912
Date Finished: July 15, 1912
Format: Double-elimination tournament. When three or fewer wrestlers remained, they advanced to a final-round tournament.

Gold: FIN Kaarlo Koskelo
Silver: GER Georg Gerstacker
Bronze: FIN Otto Lasanen


In 1910 and 1911, there had been six different competitions considered as world championships, more properly called international meets. They had been won by Karl Wernicke (GER - 1910 in Düsseldorf), Antti Hyvönen (FIN - 1911 in Helsinki), Hans Lachnit (GER - 1911 in Stuttgart), Erich Kockel (GER - 1911 in Berlin), R. Walter (GER - 1911 in Dresden), and Heinrich Rauß (AUT - 1911 in Vienna). Of these, only Rauß competed in this event at Stockholm, but he was eliminated after four rounds. The winner was Kaarlo Koskelo, who never again competed at the Olympics, and never competed in a world or European championship. Finnish wrestlers dominated this class, taking the gold and bronze medal, and six of the top eight places.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Kaarlo Koskelo 24 Finland FIN Gold
2 Georg Gerstacker 22 Germany GER Silver
3 Otto Lasanen 21 Finland FIN Bronze
AC r7/8 Kalle Leivonen 25 Finland FIN
AC r7/8 Erik Öberg 23 Sweden SWE
AC r6/8 Lauri Haapanen 22 Finland FIN
AC r6/8 Arvo Kangas 25 Finland FIN
AC r6/8 Ville Lehmusvirta 22 Finland FIN
AC r5/8 Verner Hetmar 21 Denmark DEN
AC r5/8 Hugo Johansson 24 Sweden SWE
AC r5/8 Harry Larsson 23 Sweden SWE
AC r4/8 Heinrich Rauß 21 Austria AUT
AC r4/8 Friedrich Scharrer 20 Austria AUT
AC r4/8 József Pongrácz 20 Hungary HUN
AC r4/8 Pavel Pavlovich 19 Russia RUS
AC r4/8 Carl-Georg Andersson 26 Sweden SWE
AC r4/8 Arvid Beckman 22 Sweden SWE
AC r4/8 Josef Beránek 20 Bohemia BOH
AC r3/8 António Pereira 24 Portugal POR
AC r3/8 Christian Arnesen 21 Norway NOR
AC r3/8 Ragnvald Gullaksen 21 Norway NOR
AC r3/8 Mikael Hestdahl 21 Norway NOR
AC r3/8 Aleksandr Akondinov 20 Russia RUS
AC r2/8 Carl Hansen 25 Denmark DEN
AC r2/8 Risto Mustonen 37 Finland FIN
AC r2/8 Percy Cockings 26 Great Britain GBR
AC r2/8 George MacKenzie 23 Great Britain GBR
AC r2/8 Alfred Taylor 23 Great Britain GBR
AC r2/8 Jonny Andersen 24 Germany GER
AC r2/8 Conrad Stein 20 Germany GER
AC r2/8 András Szoszky 23 Hungary HUN
AC r2/8 Mariano Ciai Italy ITA
AC r2/8 Aleksandrs Miezītis Russia RUS
AC r2/8 Karl Karlsson Sweden SWE
AC r2/8 Ewald Persson 20 Sweden SWE
AC r2/8 Bruno Åkesson 25 Sweden SWE
AC r2/8 William Lyshon 24 United States USA
AC r2/8 George Retzer 29 United States USA