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Wrestling at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Men's Heavyweight, 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: FRA Henri Deglane
Silver: FIN Edil Rosenqvist
Bronze: HUN Rajmund Badó

Summary

The favorites were probably Finland's Ernst Nilsson, the 1922 World Champion, Sweden's Claes Johanson, Olympic champion in 1912 as a middleweight and in 1920 as a light-heavy, and Finland's Edil Rosenqvist, World Champion in 1921-22 as a light-heavyweight. But in round one Nilsson and Rosenqvist were drawn against each other with Rosenqvist winning. In round two Johanson faced France's Henri Deglane, who was little known. After the 20-minute time limit Johanson was awarded the decision but the French team protested. The two wrestlers were ordered to wrestle an extra 6-minute period, after which Deglane was given the decision. Johanson was incensed and withdrew from the tournament. This allowed Deglane to go unbeaten to the final match where he faced Rosenqvist with Deglane winning another decision for the gold medal. After Paris, Deglane never again appeared in any international competition.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Henri Deglane 21 France FRA Gold
2 Edil Rosenqvist 31 Finland FIN Silver
3 Rajmund Badó 21 Hungary HUN Bronze
4 Emil Larsen 36 Denmark DEN
5T Jānis Polis 31 Latvia LAT
5T Lucien Pothier Belgium BEL
5T Ernst Nilsson 32 Sweden SWE
5T Edmond Dame 30 France FRA
9T Jussi Salila 39 Finland FIN
9T Ottó Szelky Hungary HUN
9T Poul Hansen 32 Denmark DEN
9T Jan Sint 37 Netherlands NED
13T Mario Giuria 32 Italy ITA
13T Jaap Sjouwerman 32 Netherlands NED
13T Claes Johanson 39 Sweden SWE
13T Aleardo Donati 20 Italy ITA
13T Franz Mileder Austria AUT