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.
Sweden’s [Rudolf Svedberg] was the 1935 European Champion, and won six straight matches to reach the final match against Germany’s [Fritz Schäfer]. This was a re-match of the 1935 European final, won by Svedberg, and he again defeated Schäfer to win the gold medal, but only by a 2-1 decision. Schäfer later won the Europeans in 1937-39, defeating Svedberg in the 1938 final, and also won the 1937 European title in freestyle. The bronze medal went to Finland’s [Eino Virtanen], who had won a silver medal at the 1931 Worker’s Olympiad and would later win the 1946 European middleweight title. His brother, [Lasse Virtanen], won bronze medals in the 5,000 and 10,000 metres in track & field at the 1932 Olympics.
|AC||Jean de Feu||25||Belgium||BEL||Eliminated r3/7||6|
|AC||Adolf Rieder||21||Switzerland||SUI||Eliminated r3/7||6|
|AC||Karel Zvonař||23||Czechoslovakia||TCH||Eliminated r3/7||7|
|AC||Antun Fischer||25||Yugoslavia||YUG||Eliminated r3/7||7|
|AC||Maxime Lubat||22||France||FRA||Eliminated r2/7||6|
|AC||Dimitrios Zakharias||Greece||GRE||Eliminated r2/7||6|
|AC||Gyula Vincze||22||Hungary||HUN||Eliminated r2/7||6|
|AC||Franz Hametner||35||Austria||AUT||Withdrew r2/7||3|