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Wrestling at the 1908 Summer Olympics

At the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, nine wrestling events were contested, all for men. There were four weight classes in Greco-Roman wrestling and five weight classes in freestyle wrestling.

Greco-Roman reappeared for the first time since the 1896 Summer Olympics, with weight classes for the first time. The number of classes in freestyle was reduced from 7 to 5, with the light fly, fly, and welterweight classes dropped but the middleweight added. The addition of the 4 Greco-Roman classes brought the total number of events in wrestling up to 9.



  • Medal summary 1
    • Freestyle 1.1
    • Greco-Roman 1.2
  • Participating nations 2
  • Medal table 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5

Medal summary


Event Gold Silver Bronze
)USA(  William J. Press (GBR)  Aubert Coté (CAN)
)USA(  James Slim (GBR)  William McKie (GBR)
)GBR(  William Wood (GBR)  Albert Gingell (GBR)
 Stanley Bacon (GBR) )GBR(  Frederick Beck (GBR)
 Con O'Kelly (GBR)  Jacob Gundersen (NOR)  Edward Barrett (GBR)


Event Gold Silver Bronze
 Enrico Porro (ITA)  Nikolay Orlov (RU1)  Arvo Lindén (FIN)
 Frithiof Mårtensson (SWE)  Mauritz Andersson (SWE)  Anders Andersen (DEN)
Light heavyweight
 Verner Weckman (FIN)  Yrjö Saarela (FIN)  Carl Jensen (DEN)
Super heavyweight
 Richárd Weisz (HUN)  Aleksandr Petrov (RU1)  Søren Marinus Jensen (DEN)

Participating nations

115 wrestlers from 14 nations competed.

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Great Britain (GBR) 3 4 4 11
2  United States (USA) 2 0 0 2
3  Finland (FIN) 1 1 1 3
4  Sweden (SWE) 1 1 0 2
5  Hungary (HUN) 1 0 0 1
 Italy (ITA) 1 0 0 1
7  Russian Empire (RU1) 0 2 0 2
8  Norway (NOR) 0 1 0 1
9  Denmark (DEN) 0 0 3 3
10  Canada (CAN) 0 0 1 1

Belgium, Bohemia, Germany, and the Netherlands also sent wrestlers, but did not win any medals.

See also

List of World and Olympic Champions in men's freestyle wrestling

List of World and Olympic Champions in Greco-Roman wrestling

United States results in men's freestyle wrestling


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