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Wrestling at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games:

Men's Lightweight, Freestyle

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Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Celebration Hall, Royal Zoological Society, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 25, 1920
Date Finished: August 27, 1920
Format: Single-elimination tournament. Losing semi-finalists wrestled off for 3rd-Place.

Gold: FIN Kalle Anttila
Silver: SWE Gottfrid Svensson
Bronze: GBR Peter Wright


The finals matched [Kaarle "Kalle" Anttila] of Finland and [Gottfrid Svensson] of Sweden in what was a match of new and old in this class. Svensson was a veteran, having competed in the [Greco-Roman lightweight class] at the 1912 Olympics, the 1911 World Championships, and having been runner-up in 1913 in the European Championships. Antilla had never before competed internationally. However, he won the gold medal in Antwerp, presaging a great career. He would win a second Olympic title in 1924 (winning the [Greco-Roman featherweight class]), after having won the 1921 and 1922 World Championship.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Kalle Anttila 32 Finland FIN Gold
2 Gottfrid Svensson 30 Sweden SWE Silver
3 Peter Wright Great Britain GBR Bronze
4 Auguste Thijs Belgium BEL
5T Joseph Shimmon 25 United States USA
5T George MacKenzie 31 Great Britain GBR
5T Henri Joudiou France FRA
8T Jules Deligny France FRA
8T George Metropoulos 24 United States USA