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Wrestling at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games:

Men's Middleweight, 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 Eino Leino
Silver: FIN Väinö Penttala
Bronze: USA Charley Johnson


[Eino Leino] of Finland defeated his countryman, [Väinö Penttala], in the finals of this class. This was Penttala's only international appearance ever. Leino competed internationally only at the Olympics, although he wrestled in the 1920, 1924, 1928 and 1932 Olympics. He won four Olympic medals – gold in 1920, silver in [1924], and bronze in [1928] and [1932].

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Eino Leino 29 Finland FIN Gold
2 Väinö Penttala 23 Finland FIN Silver
3 Charley Johnson 33 United States USA Bronze
4 Angus Frantz 24 United States USA
5T Pierre Derkinderen Belgium BEL
5T Otto Borgström 25 Sweden SWE
5T Frits Janssens Belgium BEL
5T Gudmund Grimstad 22 Norway NOR
9T Edgar Bacon 32 Great Britain GBR
9T Ahmed Rahmy Egypt EGY
9T Stanley Bacon 34 Great Britain GBR
9T Dimitrios Vergos 33 Greece GRE
9T Otto Bron Switzerland SUI
9T Pierre Angelot France FRA
9T Kumar Navale India IND
9T Gottfrid Lindgren 27 Sweden SWE
17T Charles Backsman France FRA
17T Enok Lopponen Canada CAN