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Lightweight, Greco-Roman (≤75 kilograms), Men

Date25 – 26 April 1906
StatusIntercalated
LocationPanathinaiko Stadio, Athina
Participants12 from 8 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament in the early rounds, concluding in a three-way round-robin for the medals

Austria’s Rudolf Watzl defeated Dane Carl Carlsen in a 40-minute match in the final. The final was a three-way round-robin between Watzl, Carlsen, and Ferenc Holubán of Hungary. Watzl won both matches, and Carlsen defeated Holubán to decide the medals. Carlsen competed at the 1907 European and World Championships and the 1908 Olympics. In the first round in Athina, Holubán defeated American Jack Niflot, the 1904 Olympic bantamweight freestyle champion.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Rudolf WatzlAUTGold
2Carl CarlsenDENSilver
3Ferenc HolubánHUNBronze
=4Alexander WendrinskyAUT
=4René DobrinovitzBEL
=4Karel HalíkBOH
=7Petros PetsasGRE
=7Jack NiflotUSA
=7Dimitrios KolyvasGRE
=7Dimitrios SkouterisGRE
=7Eugène ColombaniEGY
=7Béla ErődiHUN

Round One (25 April 1906)

Match #1 Alexander WendrinskyAUT Petros PetsasGRE
Match #2 Ferenc HolubánHUN Jack NiflotUSA
Match #3 Rudolf WatzlAUT Dimitrios KolyvasGRE
Match #4 René DobrinovitzBEL Dimitrios SkouterisGRE
Match #5 Carl CarlsenDEN Eugène ColombaniEGY
Match #6 Karel HalíkBOH Béla ErődiHUN

Semi-Finals (25 April 1906)

Match #1 Ferenc HolubánHUN Alexander WendrinskyAUT
Match #2 Rudolf WatzlAUT René DobrinovitzBEL
Match #3 Carl CarlsenDEN Karel HalíkBOH

Final Round (26 April 1906)

Match 1/2 Rudolf WatzlAUT Carl CarlsenDEN
Match 3/4 Rudolf WatzlAUT Ferenc HolubánHUN