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Wrestling at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games:

Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle

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Host City: Helsinki, Finland
Venue(s): Exhibition Hall I, Helsinki; Exhibition Hall II, Helsinki
Date Started: July 20, 1952
Date Finished: July 23, 1952
Format: Win by fall = 0 points; win by decision = 1 point; loss of any type = 3 points. Three judges gave decisions, thus all decisions were either 2-1 or 3-0. Five bad points eliminated a wrestler. When only three wrestlers remained, if they had not yet met one another, they wrestled further rounds. Medal placements were determined by the match record among the medalists, with bad points as a tie breaker. A wrestler in the medal rounds could continue with 5 or more bad points.

Gold: URS Arsen Mek'ok'ishvili
Silver: SWE Bertil Antonsson
Bronze: GBR Ken Richmond

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal MMR/RE BP
1 Arsen Mek'ok'ishvili 40 Soviet Union URS Gold 2-0
2 Bertil Antonsson 30 Sweden SWE Silver 1-1
3 Ken Richmond 26 Great Britain GBR Bronze 0-2
4 İrfan Atan Turkey TUR
5 William Kerslake 22 United States USA
6 Taisto Kangasniemi 28 Finland FIN
AC Natale Vecchi 35 Italy ITA Eliminated r4/6 6
AC Willi Waltner 18 Germany GER Eliminated r4/6 7
AC Ahad Vafadar 25 Iran IRI Eliminated r2/6 5
AC Adolfo Ramírez 30 Argentina ARG Eliminated r2/6 6
AC Auguste Baarendse 20 Belgium BEL Eliminated r2/6 6
AC József Kovács Hungary HUN Eliminated r2/6 6
AC Josef Růžička 27 Czechoslovakia TCH Eliminated r2/6 6