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Wrestling at the 1906 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Panathenaic Stadium, Athina
Date Started: April 25, 1906
Date Finished: April 26, 1906
Format: Single-elimination tournament in the early rounds, concluding in a three-way round-robin for the medals

Gold: AUT Rudolf Watzl
Silver: DEN Carl Carlsen
Bronze: HUN Ferenc Holubán


Austria’s [Rudolf Watzl] defeated Dane [Carl Carlsen] in a 40-minute match in the final. The final was a three-way round-robin between Watzl, Carlsen, and [Ferenc Holubán] of Hungary. Watzl won both matches, and Carlsen defeated Holubán to decide the medals. Carlsen competed at the 1907 European and World Championships and the 1908 Olympics. In the first round in Athina, Holubán defeated American [Jack Niflot], the 1904 Olympic bantamweight freestyle champion.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Rudolf Watzl 24 Austria AUT Gold
2 Carl Carlsen 25 Denmark DEN Silver
3 Ferenc Holubán 18 Hungary HUN Bronze
4T Alexander Wendrinsky Austria AUT
4T René Dobrinovitz Belgium BEL
4T Karel Halík 22 Bohemia BOH
7T Petros Petsas Greece GRE
7T Jack Niflot 25 United States USA
7T Dimitrios Kolyvas Greece GRE
7T Dimitrios Skouteris Greece GRE
7T Eugenio Colombani Egypt EGY
7T Béla Erődi Hungary HUN