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Wrestling at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Men's Featherweight, Freestyle

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Winter Velodrome, Paris
Date Started: July 11, 1924
Date Finished: July 14, 1924
Format: Single-elimination tournament with separate single-elimination tournaments for second- and third-place. Second-place tournament conducted among those losing to the winner. Third-place tournament conducted among those losing to the winner or runner-up.

Gold: USA Robin Reed
Silver: USA Chet Newton
Bronze: JPN Katsutoshi Naito


Although not well-known internationally [Robin Reed] is considered one of the greatest American wrestlers ever, finishing his career undefeated. He won the gold medal in this class comfortably, defeating his teammate [Chet Newton] in the final. The two had wrestled each other multiple times in the Pacific Northwest, with Reed, who did not personally like Newton at all, always winning. The bronze medal went to Japan’s [Katsutoshi Naito], the first Olympic wrestling medal ever won by an Asian.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Robin Reed 24 United States USA Gold
2 Chet Newton 20 United States USA Silver
3 Katsutoshi Naito 29 Japan JPN Bronze
4T Eetu Huupponen 25 Finland FIN
4T Cliff Chilcott 25 Canada CAN
6T Calixte Delmas 17 France FRA
6T Aage Torgensen 24 Denmark DEN
6T Claude Angelo 29 Australia AUS
8T Auguste Thijs Belgium BEL
8T Sverre Nilsson 25 Sweden SWE
8T Sigfrid Hansson 23 Sweden SWE
8T George MacKenzie 35 Great Britain GBR
8T Fernando Cavallini Italy ITA
8T Anton Koolmann 24 Estonia EST
8T George Stott Great Britain GBR
8T Albert Foubert Belgium BEL
8T Maurice Guinard France FRA