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Wrestling at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games:

Men's Bantamweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Germany Hall, Berlin
Date Started: August 6, 1936
Date Finished: August 9, 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 Márton Lőrincz
Silver: SWE Egon Svensson
Bronze: GER Jakob Brendel


Sweden’s Herman Tuvesson had won four of the last five European Championships, but he only competed in freestyle in Berlin. With Tuvesson absent nobody was really favored. Sweden’s Egon Svensson and Hungary’s Márton Lőrincz made it to the final round, although they had both lost a match, Lőrincz in round four to Estonia’s Evald Sikk and Svensson in round five to Germany’s Jakob Brendel, the defending gold medalist, but Sikk and Brendel had also lost matches and were eliminated on bad points, despite those victories. Lőrincz won the gold medal with a unanimous decision over Svensson in the final round. The bronze went to Brendel, who was tied after five rounds with Finland’s Väino Perttunen, but Brendel had beaten him earlier in the tournament, which gave him the medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Márton Lőrincz 24 Hungary HUN Gold
2 Egon Svensson 22 Sweden SWE Silver
3 Jakob Brendel 28 Germany GER Bronze
4 Väinö Perttunen 29 Finland FIN
5 Iosif Töjär 24 Romania ROU
6 Evald Sikk 26 Estonia EST
AC Robert Voigt 23 Denmark DEN Eliminated r4/6 7
AC Dante Bertoli 23 Italy ITA Withdrew r4/6 4
AC Ferdinand Hýža 26 Czechoslovakia TCH Eliminated r3/6 5
AC Ali Erfan 21 Egypt EGY Eliminated r3/6 6
AC Ivar Stokke 25 Norway NOR Eliminated r3/6 6
AC Antoni Rokita 27 Poland POL Eliminated r3/6 6
AC Hüseyin Erkmen 20 Turkey TUR Eliminated r2/6 5
AC Josef Buemberger 31 Austria AUT Eliminated r2/6 6
AC Alfred Gilles 27 Belgium BEL Eliminated r2/6 6
AC Georges Bayle 22 France FRA Eliminated r2/6 6
AC Franz Christen 29 Switzerland SUI Eliminated r2/6 6
AC Karlo Toth 29 Yugoslavia YUG Eliminated r2/6 6