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Wrestling at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Men's Bantamweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Winter Velodrome, Paris
Date Started: July 6, 1924
Date Finished: July 10, 1924
Format: Double-elimination tournament.

Gold: EST Eduard Pütsep
Silver: FIN Anselm Ahlfors
Bronze: FIN Väinö Ikonen

Summary

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.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Eduard Pütsep 25 Estonia EST Gold
2 Anselm Ahlfors 26 Finland FIN Silver
3 Väinö Ikonen 28 Finland FIN Bronze
4 Sigfrid Hansson 23 Sweden SWE
5T Armand Magyar 26 Hungary HUN
5T Adolf Herschmann 29 Austria AUT
5T Ragnvald Olsen 26 Norway NOR
5T József Tasnádi 20 Hungary HUN
9T Johannes van Maaren 34 Netherlands NED
9T Sven Martinsen 23 Norway NOR
9T Henri Dierickx 30 Belgium BEL
9T Théo Kueny 29 France FRA
13T Jan Bozděch Czechoslovakia TCH
13T Antonín Skopový Czechoslovakia TCH
13T Giovanni Gozzi 21 Italy ITA
13T Anton Koolmann 24 Estonia EST
17T Arvid Östman 21 Sweden SWE
17T Alberts Krievs 21 Latvia LAT
17T Georgios Zervinis Greece GRE
17T Herman Andersen 19 Denmark DEN
17T Mazhar Çakin Turkey TUR
17T Georg Gundersen 27 Denmark DEN
17T Carlo Ponte 34 Italy ITA
17T Pierre Slock Belgium BEL
17T G. Appruzèze France FRA