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Wrestling at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games:

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle

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Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Germany Hall, Berlin
Date Started: August 3, 1936
Date Finished: August 4, 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: SWE Knut Fridell
Silver: EST August Neo
Bronze: GER Erich Siebert


[Ede Virág-Ébner] (HUN) was the 1935 European Champion but lost his second- and third-round matches, and was eliminated. The 1934 European Champion was Sweden’s [Knut Fridell], who led after the third- and fourth-rounds to advance to the final round with Estonian [August Neo] and German [Erich Siebert], who was tied with Fridell for first. Fridell received a bye in the final and when Neo defeated Siebert by unanimous decision, the gold medal went to Fridel, with Neo winning silver.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Knut Fridell 27 Sweden SWE Gold
2 August Neo 28 Estonia EST Silver
3 Erich Siebert 26 Germany GER Bronze
4 Paul Dätwyler 20 Switzerland SUI
5 Ray Clemons 24 United States USA
6 Eddie Scarf 27 Australia AUS
AC Ede Virág-Ébner 23 Hungary HUN Eliminated r3/5 7
AC Hubert Prokop 26 Czechoslovakia TCH Eliminated r3/5 7
AC Mustafa Avcioğlu-Çakmak 26 Turkey TUR Withdrew r3/5 4
AC Maurice Beke 28 Belgium BEL Eliminated r2/5 6
AC Matti Lahti 31 Finland FIN Eliminated r2/5 6
AC Thomas Ward 29 Great Britain GBR Eliminated r2/5 6