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Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): White City Stadium, London
Date Started: July 20, 1908
Date Finished: July 25, 1908
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: SWE Frithiof MÃ¥rtensson
Silver: SWE Mauritz Andersson
Bronze: DEN Anders Andersen


The top eight wrestlers in this class all hailed from Scandanavia. The 4th-place finisher, [Jóhannes Jósefsson] of Iceland, which is considered a part of Scandanavia, technically represented Denmark at the Olympics, as Iceland was still a Danish province. He forfeited the 3rd-place match due to a broken arm which he had sustained in the semi-finals.

The final between the two Swedes, [Frithiof MÃ¥rtensson] and [Mauritz Andersson], was also postponed overnight because of an injury sustained by MÃ¥rtensson in the semis. But he overcame that injury to win two successive bouts in the final against his countryman, the first on points and the second by a fall in 6:25. MÃ¥rtensson would also win the 1909 European championship at 75 kg.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Frithiof MÃ¥rtensson 23 Sweden SWE Gold
2 Mauritz Andersson 21 Sweden SWE Silver
3 Anders Andersen 26 Denmark DEN Bronze
4 Jóhannes Jósefsson 24 Iceland ISL
5T Johannes Eriksen 18 Denmark DEN
5T Axel Frank 25 Sweden SWE
5T Axel Larsson 22 Denmark DEN
5T Jaap Belmer 22 Netherlands NED
9T Fred Beck 35 Great Britain GBR
9T Edgar Bacon 20 Great Britain GBR
9T Miklós Orosz 25 Hungary HUN
9T Grigory Dyomin Russia RUS
9T George Bradshaw Great Britain GBR
9T Aäron Lelie 22 Netherlands NED
9T Jacobus Lorenz 23 Netherlands NED
9T Jaroslav Týfa Bohemia BOH
17T Stanley Bacon 22 Great Britain GBR
17T Harry Challstorp 24 Sweden SWE
17T Josef Bechyně 28 Bohemia BOH
17T Gerrit Duijm 19 Netherlands NED
17T Wilhelm Grundmann Germany GER