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Wrestling at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Winter Velodrome, Paris
Date Started: July 6, 1924
Date Finished: July 10, 1924
Format: Double-elimination tournament.

Gold: SWE Carl Westergren
Silver: SWE Rudolf Svensson
Bronze: FIN Onni Pellinen


[Carl Westergen] was the defending Olympic champion in the middleweight class but had moved up in weight by Paris. He was expected to win with his main challenger expected to be his teammate, [Rudolf Svensson], who had been runner-up in this class at the 1921 and 1922 World Championships. Unfortunately they were drawn against each other in the first round, with Westergren winning by fall in 5:40. After that match they both continued to win, and met again in the final round with the gold medal on the line, Westergren again winning, this time by decision. A few days later, Svensson would also win the silver medal in light-heavyweight freestyle. Finland's [Onni Pellinen] won bronze, the first of three Olympic medals in this event, as he repeated as the bronze medalist at Amsterdam in 1928, and moved up to a silver medal in Los Angeles in 1932.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Carl Westergren 28 Sweden SWE Gold
2 Rudolf Svensson 25 Sweden SWE Silver
3 Onni Pellinen 25 Finland FIN Bronze
4 Ibrahim Moustafa 20 Egypt EGY
5 Emil Wecksten 28 Finland FIN
6T Béla Varga 34 Hungary HUN
6T Rudolf Loo 21 Estonia EST
6T Antonie Misset 23 Netherlands NED
9T Axel Tetens 31 Denmark DEN
9T Svend Nielsen 31 Denmark DEN
9T István Dömény 24 Hungary HUN
12T Seyfi Berksoy Turkey TUR
12T František Tázler Czechoslovakia TCH
12T Franz Sax Austria AUT
12T Arnolds Baumanis 23 Latvia LAT
12T Jan Muijs 26 Netherlands NED
12T Dante Ceccatelli 28 Italy ITA
12T Paul Bonnefont France FRA
12T Stevan Nađ 20 Yugoslavia YUG
12T Jean Baumert 21 France FRA
21T Émile Walhem Belgium BEL
21T Bruto Testoni 32 Italy ITA