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Wrestling at the 1948 London Summer Games:

Men's Middleweight, Freestyle

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Empress Hall, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Kensington, London
Date Started: July 29, 1948
Date Finished: July 31, 1948
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: USA Glen Brand
Silver: TUR Adil Candemir
Bronze: SWE Erik Lindén


Four rounds were required to determine the finalists, but the real gold medal match took place in round four when American [Glen Brand] defeated Turkey’s [Adil Candemir], winning by fall in 13:24. In the final round, Brand then had to face Sweden’s [Erik Lindén] and defeated him by unanimous decision to secure the gold medal, as Candemir received a final round bye. Candemir won the silver and Lindén bronze based on their bad point totals, but Candemir would return in 1949 and win the European Championship as a light-heavy.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Glen Brand 24 United States USA Gold
2 Adil Candemir Turkey TUR Silver
3 Erik Lindén 36 Sweden SWE Bronze
4 Calie Reitz 21 South Africa RSA
5 Paavo Sepponen 24 Finland FIN
6 André Brunaud 33 France FRA
AC Paul Dätwyler 32 Switzerland SUI Eliminated r4/5 4
AC Maurice Vachon 18 Canada CAN Eliminated r3/5 5
AC Bruce Arthur 26 Australia AUS Eliminated r3/5 6
AC Eddie Bowey 22 Great Britain GBR Eliminated r3/5 7
AC Jean-Baptiste Benoy 21 Belgium BEL Eliminated r2/5 5
AC Abbas Ahmad Egypt EGY Eliminated r2/5 5
AC Anton Vogel 35 Austria AUT Eliminated r2/5 6
AC Keshav Roy India IND Eliminated r2/5 6
AC Eduardo Assam 29 Mexico MEX Eliminated r2/5 6
AC Abbas Hariri Iran IRI Withdrew r2/5 2