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Wrestling at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games:

Men's Bantamweight, Freestyle

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Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Germany Hall, Berlin
Date Started: August 2, 1936
Date Finished: August 5, 1936
Format: Elimination by bad points. Win by fall = 0 points; win by decision = 1 point; loss by 2-1 decision = 2 points; loss by 3-0 decision = 3 points; loss by fall = 3 points. Three judges gave decisions, thus all decisions were either 2-1 or 3-0. Five bad points eliminated a wrestler.

Gold: HUN Ödön Zombori
Silver: USA Ross Flood
Bronze: GER Johannes Herbert


There were no World Championships in this era but Hungary’s [Ödön Zombori] had won the European title in 1931 and 1933, and was the silver medalist at the Los Angeles Olympics. Italy’s [Marcelo Nizzola] won the 1935 Europeans. Nizzola went out in round three after two losses, allowing Zombori to advance to a final round match against American [Ross Flood]. Zombori won the final match by a fall at 12:40 to take the gold medal. Both Germany’s [Johannes Herbert] and Sweden’s [Herman Tuvesson] had survived to the fifth round before losing to Zombori and Flood, respectively, but Herbert won the bronze medal with fewer bad points than Tuvesson, 5-6.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Ödön Zombori 29 Hungary HUN Gold
2 Ross Flood 25 United States USA Silver
3 Johannes Herbert 23 Germany GER Bronze
4 Herman Tuvesson 33 Sweden SWE
5 Aatos Jaskari 32 Finland FIN
6 Ahmet Çakıryıldız 24 Turkey TUR
AC Marcello Nizzola 36 Italy ITA Eliminated r3/6 5
AC Gustave Laporte 27 Belgium BEL Eliminated r3/6 6
AC Cesar Gaudard 21 Switzerland SUI Eliminated r3/6 6
AC Ray Cazaux 19 Great Britain GBR Eliminated r3/6 7
AC Kojiro Tamba 24 Japan JPN Eliminated r2/6 5
AC Shankarrao Thorat 26 India IND Eliminated r2/6 6
AC Enrique Jurado 25 Philippines PHI Eliminated r2/6 6
AC Antonín Nič 30 Czechoslovakia TCH Eliminated r2/6 6