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Wrestling at the 1948 London Summer Games:

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Empress Hall, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Kensington, London
Date Started: July 29, 1948
Date Finished: July 31, 1948
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: USA Henry Wittenberg
Silver: SUI Fritz Stöckli
Bronze: SWE Bengt Fahlkvist

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Henry Wittenberg 29 United States USA Gold
2 Fritz Stöckli 32 Switzerland SUI Silver
3 Bengt Fahlkvist 26 Sweden SWE Bronze
4T Fernand Payette 26 Canada CAN
4T Muharrem Candaş Turkey TUR
6 Pat Morton 27 South Africa RSA
AC Karel Istaz 23 Belgium BEL Eliminated r3/8 6
AC Johnny Sullivan Great Britain GBR Eliminated r3/8 6
AC Spyros Defteraios Greece GRE Eliminated r3/8 6
AC Oscar Verona 28 Italy ITA Eliminated r3/8 6
AC József Tarányi 36 Hungary HUN Eliminated r3/8 7
AC Mohamed Ragab El-Zaim Egypt EGY Eliminated r2/8 6
AC Pekka Mellavuo 34 Finland FIN Eliminated r2/8 6
AC R. Landesmann France FRA Eliminated r2/8 6
AC Mansour Mir Ghavami 21 Iran IRI Eliminated r2/8 6