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Wrestling at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Men's Middleweight, 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: FIN Edvard Westerlund
Silver: FIN Arthur Lindfors
Bronze: EST Roman Steinberg


The 1922 World Champion was Sweden’s [Carl Westergren], but in Paris he moved up to the light-heavyweight class, where he won the gold medal. At the 1922 Worlds, the lightweight gold had been won by Finland’s [Edvard Westerlund], who was now competing as a middleweight in Paris and, in Westergren’s absence, was the favorite. He won seven matches – one by fall, one by default, and five by decision – to take the gold medal. The runner-up was his teammate [Arthur Lindfors], who repeated his silver medal finish from Antwerp. The bronze was won by Estonian [Roman Steinberg], who was completely unheralded and was never heard from again internationally. Edvard Westerlund would compete thru the 1936 Olympics, winning a bronze medal in lightweight in 1928, but was not ranked at Berlin. He won another bronze in middleweight Greco-Roman at the 1933 European Championships.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Edvard Westerlund 23 Finland FIN Gold
2 Arthur Lindfors 31 Finland FIN Silver
3 Roman Steinberg 24 Estonia EST Bronze
4 Giuseppe Gorletti 22 Italy ITA
5T Viktor Fischer 31 Austria AUT
5T Nikola Grbić 25 Yugoslavia YUG
7T Wacław Okulicz-Kozaryn 40 Poland POL
7T Robert Christoffersen 26 Denmark DEN
9T Sándor Kónyi Hungary HUN
9T Oldřich Pštros Czechoslovakia TCH
9T Tayyar Yalaz Turkey TUR
9T Harry Nilsson 26 Sweden SWE
9T Jan Reinderman 38 Netherlands NED
9T J. Domas France FRA
15T Paul Jahren 29 Norway NOR
15T Émile Clody France FRA
15T Emilio Vidal Spain ESP
15T Kārlis Vilciņš 31 Latvia LAT
15T František Pražský Czechoslovakia TCH
20T Andrea Gargano Italy ITA
20T Jules Grandjean Switzerland SUI
20T Adolphe Dumont Luxembourg LUX
20T Louis Veuve Switzerland SUI
20T Wilhelmus Doll 23 Netherlands NED
20T Jean Dumont Belgium BEL
20T Dürü Sade Turkey TUR
20T Ferenc Györgyei 24 Hungary HUN