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Wrestling at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games:

Men's Bantamweight, Freestyle

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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.

Gold: HUN Ödön Zombori
Silver: USA Ross Flood
Bronze: GER Johannes Herbert
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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.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Ödön Zombori 29 Hungary HUN Gold
2 Ross Flood 25 United States USA Silver
3 Johannes Herbert 23 Germany GER Bronze
4 Herman Tuvesson 33 Sweden SWE
5 Aatos Jaskari 32 Finland FIN
6 Ahmet Çakıryıldız 24 Turkey TUR
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