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Wrestling at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games:

Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue(s): Power Sports Building, Amsterdam
Date Started: August 2, 1928
Date Finished: August 5, 1928
Format: Double-elimination tournament.

Gold: FIN Väinö Kokkinen
Silver: HUN László Papp
Bronze: EST Albert Kusnets


The defending champion was Finn [Edvard Westerlund], who competed in Amsterdam, but dropped down to lightweight, where he won a bronze medal. The last two European Championships had been won by Hungarian [László Papp] (1927) and Dane [Johannes Jacobsen] (1926). In Westerlund's absence the Finnish entry was [Väinö Kokkinen], who dominated the class, winning five straight matches by falls, after a bye in the first round, to take the gold medal. Kokkinen would return in 1932 and defend his gold medal. Papp and Jacobsen both made it to the medal matches, with Papp earning a silver medal by defeating Estonian [Albert Kusnets], while Jacobsen lost by fall to Kokkinen and dropped off the podium.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Väinö Kokkinen 28 Finland FIN Gold
2 László Papp 23 Hungary HUN Silver
3 Albert Kusnets Estonia EST Bronze
4 Johannes Jacobsen 29 Denmark DEN
5 Jean Saenen Belgium BEL
6 František Hala 23 Czechoslovakia TCH
7T Enrico Bonassin 27 Italy ITA
7T Nurettin Baytorun 20 Turkey TUR
9T Ivar Johansson 25 Sweden SWE
9T Franjo Palković Yugoslavia YUG
9T Otto Frei Switzerland SUI
9T Antonio Walzer Argentina ARG
13T Émile Frantz 17 Luxembourg LUX
13T Émile Poilvé 24 France FRA
13T Simon Balkema 31 Netherlands NED
13T Alfred Larsen 23 Norway NOR
13T Hermann Simon 21 Germany GER