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Wrestling at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Men's Middleweight, 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: SUI Fritz Hagmann
Silver: BEL Pierre Ollivier
Bronze: FIN Vilho Pekkala


Very little is known about the combatants in this class. The gold medal went to Swiss wrestler [Fritz Hagemann] in his only known international appearance. He won four matches, three by decision and one by fall, defeating Belgium's [Pierre Ollivier] for the gold. Ollivier went thru the second-place Bergvall tournament to win the silver medal, defeating Finland's [Jussi Penttilä] in the final match for the silver medal. In the third-place tournament Penttilä faced his teammate, [Vilho Pekkala], for the bronze medal, with Pekkala prevailing. Pekkala had competed at the 1921 World Championships and would compete at the 1928 Olympics, but never made another international podium. Like Hagemann and Ollivier, Penttilä never again competed on the international level.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Fritz Hagmann 23 Switzerland SUI Gold
2 Pierre Ollivier Belgium BEL Silver
3 Vilho Pekkala 26 Finland FIN Bronze
4 Jussi Penttilä 33 Finland FIN
5T Enrico Bonassin 22 Italy ITA
5T Ernst Tognetti Switzerland SUI
7 Noel Rhys 36 Great Britain GBR
8 Robert Christoffersen 26 Denmark DEN
9T Harry Nilsson 26 Sweden SWE
9T Herschel Smith 24 United States USA
11T Raymond Durr France FRA
11T Bernard Rowe 19 Great Britain GBR
11T Walter Wright 23 United States USA
11T Svend Nielsen 31 Denmark DEN