Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Winter Velodrome, Paris
Date Started: July 6, 1924
Date Finished: July 10, 1924
Format: Double-elimination tournament.
This was the first time a class below 60 kg was held at the Olympics in Greco-Roman. At the 1922 World Championships, Sweden’s [Fritiof Svensson] had won, with Estonian [Eduard Pütsep] second. But Svensson moved up in weight and competed in Paris as a featherweight, leaving the favorite role to Pütsep. He did not disappoint, winning all his matches to take the gold medal, with his victory in round four over Finland’s [Anselm Ahlfors] being decisive. Ahlfors took silver with the bronze going to his countryman, [Väinö Ikonen], who had been the 1921 World Champion in this class. Pütsep would later win a silver medal at the 1927 European Championships, and compete at the 1928 Olympics, but with no medals. Ahlfors never competed at a World or European Championship but won the 1925 Nordic Championships in this event.
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