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Wrestling at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games:

Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Helsinki, Finland
Venue(s): Exhibition Hall I, Helsinki
Date Started: July 24, 1952
Date Finished: July 27, 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 Johannes Kotkas
Silver: TCH Josef Růžička
Bronze: FIN Tauno Kovanen

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal MMR/RE BP
1 Johannes Kotkas 37 Soviet Union URS Gold 2-0
2 Josef Růžička 27 Czechoslovakia TCH Silver 1-1
3 Tauno Kovanen 35 Finland FIN Bronze 0-2
4 Willi Waltner 18 Germany GER
5 Alexandru Şuli 23 Romania ROU
6T Antonios Georgoulis 24 Greece GRE
6T Bengt Fahlkvist 30 Sweden SWE
AC Guido Fantoni 33 Italy ITA Eliminated r3/6 7
AC József Kovács Hungary HUN Eliminated r2/6 5
AC Adolfo Ramírez 30 Argentina ARG Eliminated r2/6 6