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Wrestling at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games:

Men's Heavyweight, 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 Adolf Lindfors
Silver: DEN Poul Hansen
Bronze: FIN Martti Nieminen
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François Béchard of France had won the 1919 Inter-Allied Championship but he did not compete at Antwerp. Adolf Lindfors was likely the favorite as he had competed in the 1912 Olympics, losing in the 4th round, and was runner-up at the 1911 World Championships in Helsinki. At Antwerp, Lindfors performed the rare feat of pinning his way to victory - he won all five matches by a pin. In addition to his gold medal, Adolf Lindfors was awarded possession of the Challenge Prize that had been donated by Gold & Silversmiths of London.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Adolf Lindfors 41 Finland FIN Gold
2 Poul Hansen 28 Denmark DEN Silver
3 Martti Nieminen 28 Finland FIN Bronze
AC r2/5 Eduard Van Den Bril Belgium BEL
AC r2/5 Emil Larsen 32 Denmark DEN
AC r2/5 Artur Kukk 30 Estonia EST
AC r3/5 Edmond Dame 26 France FRA
AC r1/5 André Gasiglia 34 France FRA
AC r2/5 Dimitrios Vergos 33 Greece GRE
AC r2/5 Giorgio Calza 19 Italy ITA
AC r2/5 Barend Bonneveld 32 Netherlands NED
AC r4/5 Jaap Sjouwerman 28 Netherlands NED
AC r3/5 Harald Vasbotten 26 Norway NOR
AC r5/5 Anders Ahlgren 32 Sweden SWE
AC r3/5 Ernst Nilsson 28 Sweden SWE
AC r1/5 Jan Kraus Czechoslovakia TCH
AC r1/5 Josef Struna Czechoslovakia TCH
AC r2/5 Alexander Weyand 28 United States USA
AC r2/5 Edward Willkie 23 United States USA