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Wrestling at the 1908 London Summer Games:

Men's Middleweight, Freestyle

Wrestling at the 1908 Summer Games: Next Summer Games


Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): White City Stadium, London
Date Started: July 21, 1908
Date Finished: July 22, 1908
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: GBR Stanley Bacon
Silver: GBR George de Relwyskow
Bronze: GBR Fred Beck


[Stanley Bacon] was the most successful of five wrestling brothers. Stanley Bacon won 15 British championships, and his other brothers brought the family total to 30. He later competed at both the 1912 and 1920 Olympics, with less success. In the semi-finals, [George de Relwyskow] (GBR) defeated [Carl Andersson] (SWE) on points, but the Swedish officials protested the decision, stating that Andersson had been the more aggressive wrestler. The controversy while the protest was being considered led the final match to be held the next day. Andersson then withdrew and refused to compete for the bronze medal.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Stanley Bacon 22 Great Britain GBR Gold
2 George de Relwyskow 20 Great Britain GBR Silver
3 Fred Beck 35 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4 Carl Andersson 24 Sweden SWE
5T Edgar Bacon 20 Great Britain GBR
5T Aubrey Coleman 20 Great Britain GBR
5T Fred Narganes 24 United States USA
5T John Craige 21 United States USA
9T Arthur Wallis Great Britain GBR
9T Horace Chenery 22 Great Britain GBR
9T George Bradshaw Great Britain GBR
9T Harry Challstorp 24 Sweden SWE