Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Winter Velodrome, Paris
Date Started: July 6, 1924
Date Finished: July 10, 1924
Format: Double-elimination tournament.
This event had been won in 1912 and 1920 by Finland's [Emil Väre], but he retired from international competition after the Antwerp Olympics. In 1920 [Oskari Friman] (FIN) had won the gold medal in featherweight Greco-Roman, and was 1921 World Champion as a lightweight. One challenger not competing in this class was the 1922 World Champion, [Edvard Westerlund]. By 1924 he was a middleweight and won the gold medal in Paris in that class. Without Westerlund or Wäre, Friman had little trouble winning the gold medal, taking all his matches decisively, with a decision over Hungary's [Lajos Keresztes] in the final round. Keresztes won silver but would return in 1928 to win the gold medal in this event at Amsterdam. The bronze medal was won by Westerlund's brother, [Kalle Westerlund], who did not possess nearly the international credentials of Edvard. In 1928 Edvard Westerlund would again return to the lightweight class and win a bronze medal at Amsterdam behind Keresztes.
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