Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue(s): Power Sports Building, Amsterdam
Date Started: August 2, 1928
Date Finished: August 4, 1928
Format: Double-elimination tournament.
The favorites were likely the defending champion, Estonian [Eduard Pütsep] and Italy’s [Giovanni Gozzi]. Gozzi had won the 1927 European Championship with Pütsep second. But Pütsep went out after four rounds, eliminated on bad points. Gozzi went out after five rounds, but advanced to a match against Sweden’s [Oscar Lindelöf] for the bronze medal, which Gozzi won. Two wrestlers survived to the sixth round – German [Kurt Leucht] and Czechoslovaki [Jindřich Maudr], with Leucht winning that match by fall to take the gold medal. This was Leucht’s only Olympic appearance although he would win a silver medal at the 1931 European Championships, where Maudr finished third.
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