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|