Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Celebration Hall, Royal Zoological Society, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 25, 1920
Date Finished: August 27, 1920
Format: Single-elimination tournament. Losing semi-finalists wrestled off for 3rd-Place.
The finals matched [Kaarle "Kalle" Anttila] of Finland and Gottfrid Svensson of Sweden in what was a match of new and old in this class. Svensson was a veteran, having competed in the Greco-Roman lightweight class at the 1912 Olympics, the 1911 World Championships, and having been runner-up in 1913 in the European Championships. Antilla had never before competed internationally. However, he won the gold medal in Antwerp, presaging a great career. He would win a second Olympic title in 1924 (winning the Greco-Roman featherweight class), after having won the 1921 and 1922 World Championship.
|3||Peter Wright||Great Britain||GBR||Bronze|
|5T||Joseph Shimmon||25||United States||USA|
|5T||George MacKenzie||31||Great Britain||GBR|
|8T||George Metropoulos||24||United States||USA|