Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Germany Hall, Berlin
Date Started: August 2, 1936
Date Finished: August 5, 1936
Format: Elimination by bad points. Win by fall = 0 points; win by decision = 1 point; loss by 2-1 decision = 2 points; loss by 3-0 decision = 3 points; loss by fall = 3 points. Three judges gave decisions, thus all decisions were either 2-1 or 3-0. Five bad points eliminated a wrestler.
There were no World Championships in this era but Hungary’s [Ödön Zombori] had won the European title in 1931 and 1933, and was the silver medalist at the Los Angeles Olympics. Italy’s [Marcelo Nizzola] won the 1935 Europeans. Nizzola went out in round three after two losses, allowing Zombori to advance to a final round match against American [Ross Flood]. Zombori won the final match by a fall at 12:40 to take the gold medal. Both Germany’s [Johannes Herbert] and Sweden’s [Herman Tuvesson] had survived to the fifth round before losing to Zombori and Flood, respectively, but Herbert won the bronze medal with fewer bad points than Tuvesson, 5-6.
|2||Ross Flood||25||United States||USA||Silver|
|AC||Marcello Nizzola||36||Italy||ITA||Eliminated r3/6||5|
|AC||Gustave Laporte||27||Belgium||BEL||Eliminated r3/6||6|
|AC||Cesar Gaudard||21||Switzerland||SUI||Eliminated r3/6||6|
|AC||Ray Cazaux||19||Great Britain||GBR||Eliminated r3/6||7|
|AC||Kojiro Tamba||24||Japan||JPN||Eliminated r2/6||5|
|AC||Shankarrao Thorat||26||India||IND||Eliminated r2/6||6|
|AC||Enrique Jurado||25||Philippines||PHI||Eliminated r2/6||6|
|AC||Antonín Nič||30||Czechoslovakia||TCH||Eliminated r2/6||6|