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Wrestling at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games:

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle

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Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Germany Hall, Berlin
Date Started: August 3, 1936
Date Finished: August 4, 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: SWE Knut Fridell
Silver: EST August Neo
Bronze: GER Erich Siebert


[Ede Virág-Ébner] (HUN) was the 1935 European Champion but lost his second- and third-round matches, and was eliminated. The 1934 European Champion was Sweden’s [Knut Fridell], who led after the third- and fourth-rounds to advance to the final round with Estonian [August Neo] and German [Erich Siebert], who was tied with Fridell for first. Fridell received a bye in the final and when Neo defeated Siebert by unanimous decision, the gold medal went to Fridel, with Neo winning silver.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Knut Fridell 27 Sweden SWE Gold
2 August Neo 28 Estonia EST Silver
3 Erich Siebert 26 Germany GER Bronze
4 Paul Dätwyler 20 Switzerland SUI
5 Ray Clemons 24 United States USA
6 Eddie Scarf 27 Australia AUS
AC Ede Virág-Ébner 23 Hungary HUN Eliminated r3/5 7
AC Hubert Prokop 26 Czechoslovakia TCH Eliminated r3/5 7
AC Mustafa Avcioğlu-Çakmak 26 Turkey TUR Withdrew r3/5 4
AC Maurice Beke 28 Belgium BEL Eliminated r2/5 6
AC Matti Lahti 31 Finland FIN Eliminated r2/5 6
AC Thomas Ward 29 Great Britain GBR Eliminated r2/5 6