| Event type

Heavyweight, Greco-Roman (>85 kilograms), Men

Date27 – 28 April 1906
LocationPanathinaiko Stadio, Athina
Participants10 from 6 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament in the early rounds, concluding in a three-way round-robin for the medals

Søren Marinus Jensen had won one of unofficial world heavyweight titles in 1905. In Athina he won the heavyweight gold medal by defeating Austria’s Henri Baur in the final. Baur not only competed in wrestling in 1906, but also the tug-of-war and in athletics, the discus throw and pentathlon.

Jensen had first competed at the world championships in 1904, but failed to place. His world championship record would eventually include one victory (1905) and one third-place (1910), both in the heavyweight class. Jensen competed at both the 1908 and 1912 Olympic Games, winning bronze medals both times in the heavyweight division. Strangely, he had less success at the European championships, winning three silver medals between 1907 and 1912.

1Søren JensenDENGold
2Henri BaurAUTSilver
3Marcel DuboisBELBronze
=4Dimitrios PsaltopoulosGRE
=4Heinrich RondiGER
=4Stefanos KhristopoulosGRE
=7Rudolf ArnoldAUT
=7Wilhelm BornGER
=7Richárd WeiszHUN
=7Ioannis PatsoulisGRE

Round One (27 April 1906)

Match #1 Heinrich RondiGER bye
Match #2 Søren JensenDEN bye
Match #3 Stefanos KhristopoulosGRE Rudolf ArnoldAUT
Match #4 Marcel DuboisBEL Wilhelm BornGER
Match #5 Henri BaurAUT Richárd WeiszHUN
Match #6 Dimitrios PsaltopoulosGRE Ioannis PatsoulisGRE

Quarter-Finals (27 April 1906)

Match #1 Søren JensenDEN Heinrich RondiGER
Match #2 Marcel DuboisBEL Stefanos KhristopoulosGRE
Match #3 Henri BaurAUT Dimitrios PsaltopoulosGRE

Semi-Finals (27 April 1906)

Match #1 Søren JensenDEN Marcel DuboisBEL
Match #2 Henri BaurAUT Marcel DuboisBEL

Final Round (28 April 1906)

Match 1/2 Søren JensenDEN Henri BaurAUT