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.
The top eight wrestlers in this class all hailed from Scandanavia. The 4th-place finisher, [JÃ³hannes JÃ³sefsson] 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.
|9T||Fred Beck||35||Great Britain||GBR|
|9T||Edgar Bacon||20||Great Britain||GBR|
|9T||George Bradshaw||Great Britain||GBR|
|17T||Stanley Bacon||22||Great Britain||GBR|