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Wrestling at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games:

Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Celebration Hall, Royal Zoological Society, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 16, 1920
Date Finished: August 20, 1920
Format: Single-elimination tournament. All those losing to the winner wrestle in a single-elimination tournament for 2nd-place. All those losing to the runner-up then wrestle in a single-elimination tournament for 3rd-place.

Gold: SWE Carl Westergren
Silver: FIN Arthur Lindfors
Bronze: FIN Matti Perttilä


[Carl Westergren] was little known prior to 1920. He had never before competed internationally. However, he was not challenged in winning the gold medal in this class. Westergren eventually competed in four Olympics and won three gold medals. He was also world champion in 1922 and won three European championships during his career. The 1919 Inter-Allied Champion was [František Kopřiva] of Czechoslovakia. Kopřiva was entered at Antwerp, and was favored in a pre-meet review by Vélo-Sport, but he competed in the [lightweight class].

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Carl Westergren 24 Sweden SWE Gold
2 Arthur Lindfors 27 Finland FIN Silver
3 Matti Perttilä 24 Finland FIN Bronze
AC r4/5 Henry Szymanski 21 United States USA
AC r3/5 Maurice Vanderleenden Belgium BEL
AC r3/5 Einar Stensrud 25 Norway NOR
AC r3/5 Edvin Fältström 29 Sweden SWE
AC r3/5 Jan Balej 26 Czechoslovakia TCH
AC r2/5 Svend Nielsen 27 Denmark DEN
AC r2/5 Amerigo Corsanego Italy ITA
AC r2/5 Giuseppe Gorletti 18 Italy ITA
AC r2/5 Michel Dechmann 23 Luxembourg LUX
AC r2/5 Sjur Johnsen 28 Norway NOR
AC r2/5 Josef Huml 39 Czechoslovakia TCH
AC r2/5 Paul Zanolini 21 United States USA
AC r1/5 Oscar Cornelis Belgium BEL
AC r1/5 Emil Christensen 29 Denmark DEN
AC r1/5 Mihkel Müller 32 Estonia EST
AC r1/5 Émile Gorbière France FRA
AC r1/5 Camille Prunier France FRA
AC r1/5 Bert Eillebrecht 31 Netherlands NED
AC r1/5 Willem Leloux 27 Netherlands NED
AC r1/5 Sotirios Notaris Greece GRE