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Wrestling at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games:

Men's Light-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: SWE Viking Palm
Silver: USA Henry Wittenberg
Bronze: TUR Adil Atan

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal MMR/RE BP
1 Viking Palm 28 Sweden SWE Gold 2-0
2 Henry Wittenberg 33 United States USA Silver 1-1
3 Adil Atan 23 Turkey TUR Bronze 0-2
4 August Englas 27 Soviet Union URS
5 Abbas Zandi 22 Iran IRI
6 Jan Theron 21 South Africa RSA
AC Paavo Sepponen 28 Finland FIN Eliminated r3/6 6
AC Max Leichter 32 Germany GER Eliminated r3/6 7
AC Willy Lardon Switzerland SUI Withdrew r3/6 3
AC Shirang Jadav 24 India IND Eliminated r2/6 5
AC Kevin Coote 20 Australia AUS Eliminated r2/6 6
AC Bob Steckle 21 Canada CAN Eliminated r2/6 6
AC Rodolfo Padron 24 Venezuela VEN Eliminated r2/6 6