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Wrestling at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games:

Men's Bantamweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Germany Hall, Berlin
Date Started: August 6, 1936
Date Finished: August 9, 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 Márton Lőrincz
Silver: SWE Egon Svensson
Bronze: GER Jakob Brendel


Sweden’s [Herman Tuvesson] had won four of the last five European Championships, but he only competed in freestyle in Berlin. With Tuvesson absent nobody was really favored. Sweden’s [Egon Svensson] and Hungary’s [Márton Lőrincz] made it to the final round, although they had both lost a match, Lőrincz in round four to Estonia’s [Evald Sikk] and Svensson in round five to Germany’s [Jakob Brendel], the defending gold medalist, but Sikk and Brendel had also lost matches and were eliminated on bad points, despite those victories. Lőrincz won the gold medal with a unanimous decision over Svensson in the final round. The bronze went to Brendel, who was tied after five rounds with Finland’s [Väino Perttunen], but Brendel had beaten him earlier in the tournament, which gave him the medal.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Márton Lőrincz 24 Hungary HUN Gold
2 Egon Svensson 22 Sweden SWE Silver
3 Jakob Brendel 28 Germany GER Bronze
4 Väinö Perttunen 29 Finland FIN
5 Iosif Töjär 24 Romania ROU
6 Evald Sikk 26 Estonia EST
AC Robert Voigt 23 Denmark DEN Eliminated r4/6 7
AC Dante Bertoli 23 Italy ITA Withdrew r4/6 4
AC Ferdinand Hýža 26 Czechoslovakia TCH Eliminated r3/6 5
AC Ali Erfan 21 Egypt EGY Eliminated r3/6 6
AC Ivar Stokke 25 Norway NOR Eliminated r3/6 6
AC Antoni Rokita 27 Poland POL Eliminated r3/6 6
AC Hüseyin Erkmen 20 Turkey TUR Eliminated r2/6 5
AC Josef Buemberger 31 Austria AUT Eliminated r2/6 6
AC Alfred Gilles 27 Belgium BEL Eliminated r2/6 6
AC Georges Bayle 22 France FRA Eliminated r2/6 6
AC Franz Christen 29 Switzerland SUI Eliminated r2/6 6
AC Karlo Toth 29 Yugoslavia YUG Eliminated r2/6 6