Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Winter Velodrome, Paris
Date Started: July 6, 1924
Date Finished: July 10, 1924
Format: Double-elimination tournament.
The 1922 World Champion was Sweden’s [Carl Westergren], but in Paris he moved up to the light-heavyweight class, where he won the gold medal. At the 1922 Worlds, the lightweight gold had been won by Finland’s [Edvard Westerlund], who was now competing as a middleweight in Paris and, in Westergren’s absence, was the favorite. He won seven matches – one by fall, one by default, and five by decision – to take the gold medal. The runner-up was his teammate [Arthur Lindfors], who repeated his silver medal finish from Antwerp. The bronze was won by Estonian [Roman Steinberg], who was completely unheralded and was never heard from again internationally. Edvard Westerlund would compete thru the 1936 Olympics, winning a bronze medal in lightweight in 1928, but was not ranked at Berlin. He won another bronze in middleweight Greco-Roman at the 1933 European Championships.