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Wrestling at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games:

Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Celebration Hall, Royal Zoological Society, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 16, 1920
Date Finished: August 20, 1920
Format: Single-elimination tournament. All those losing to the winner wrestle in a single-elimination tournament for 2nd-place. All those losing to the runner-up then wrestle in a single-elimination tournament for 3rd-place.

Gold: FIN Oskari Friman
Silver: FIN Heikki Kähkönen
Bronze: SWE Fritiof Svensson

Summary

In the featherweight class, Josef Beránek of Czechoslovakia had won the Inter-Allied Competition. He competed at Antwerp, but lost in the quarter-finals to Eduard Pütsep of Estonia. Pütsep then lost to Heikki Kähkönen of Finland, who lost in the finals to his countryman, Oskari Friman. None of those wrestlers had competed in 1919 or the 1913 world championships. In 1924, Friman moved up a class and won the lightweight gold medal at Paris. Also competing in this class was Enrico Porro (ITA), the 1908 gold medalist in lightweight Greco-Roman who had lost to Beránek at the Pershing Games, but Porro was eliminated after the quarter-finals.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Oskari Friman 27 Finland FIN Gold
2 Heikki Kähkönen 28 Finland FIN Silver
3 Fritiof Svensson 23 Sweden SWE Bronze
AC r4/5 Sander Boumans 27 Belgium BEL
AC r4/5 Eduard Pütsep 21 Estonia EST
AC r3/5 Aage Torgensen 20 Denmark DEN
AC r3/5 Enrico Porro 35 Italy ITA
AC r3/5 Josef Beránek 28 Czechoslovakia TCH
AC r2/5 Edvin Jensen 19 Denmark DEN
AC r2/5 Jules Bouquet 31 France FRA
AC r2/5 Maurice Bovis France FRA
AC r2/5 Piero Vaglio 32 Italy ITA
AC r2/5 Wilhelm Olsen 28 Norway NOR
AC r2/5 Gottfrid Svensson 30 Sweden SWE
AC r2/5 Adrian Brian 28 United States USA
AC r2/5 Daniel Gallery 18 United States USA
AC r1/5 Henri Dierickx 26 Belgium BEL
AC r1/5 Ioannis Dialetis Greece GRE
AC r1/5 Willem Roels 30 Netherlands NED
AC r1/5 Johannes van Maaren 30 Netherlands NED
AC r1/5 František Řezáč Czechoslovakia TCH