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Middleweight B, Greco-Roman (≤82.5 kilograms), Men

Date7 – 15 July 1912
StatusOlympic
LocationStockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm
Participants29 from 12 countries
FormatDouble-elimination tournament. When three or fewer wrestlers remained, they advanced to a final-round tournament.

In the Official Report, this class was termed the “Middleweight B” class, which differentiated it from the 75 kg. class, which was called the )Middleweight A) class. In modern sources, it is usually called the light-heavyweight class.

Anders Ahlgren of Sweden had won medals at three international competitions in 1910-1911, while Finland’s Ivar Böling was less well known. After eight rounds, Ahlgren had thrown four opponents, and received four byes or walkovers. Böling had been less impressive, advancing through eight rounds with two throws, two decisions, two wins by default, and two byes. But in the final match, which started at 0920 and continued until 2000, no decision was reached. With a short intervalk every 30th minute, they effectively wrestled for nine hours. The three judges then ruled the match a double loss, usually called, erroneously, a draw. As there was no winner, a gold medal was not awarded, so Ahlgren and Böling were declared co-silver medalists.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1UNK1
=2Anders AhlgrenSWESilver
=2Ivar BöhlingFINSilver
3Béla VargaHUNBronze
AC r6/7August RajalaFIN
AC r6/7Fritz LangeGER
AC r5/7Harald ChristensenDEN
AC r5/7Johannes EriksenDEN
AC r5/7Knut LindbergFIN
AC r5/7Sigurjón PéturssonISL
AC r4/7Oskar WiklundFIN
AC r4/7Peter ÖhlerGER
AC r4/7Oreste ArpèITA
AC r4/7Renato GardiniITA
AC r4/7Johan AnderssonSWE
AC r4/7Ernst NilssonSWE
AC r3/7Karl BarlAUT
AC r3/7Karl LindFIN
AC r3/7Jussi SalilaFIN
AC r2/7Johann TrestlerAUT
AC r2/7Otto NagelDEN
AC r2/7Oskar KumpuFIN
AC r2/7Lennart LindFIN
AC r2/7Édouard MartinFRA
AC r2/7Karl GroßGER
AC r2/7Ansgar LøvoldNOR
AC r2/7August PikkerRUS
AC r2/7Karl EkmanSWE
AC r2/7Ragnar FogelmarkSWE
AC r2/7František KopřivaBOH

Round One (7 – 8 July 1912)

Match #1 Ivar BöhlingFIN
retired (45:00)
Édouard MartinFRA
Match #2 August RajalaFIN
decision (1-00)
Karl GroßGER
Match #3 Peter ÖhlerGER
fall (35:00)
Otto NagelDEN
Match #4 Oreste ArpèITA
fall (10:00)
Oskar KumpuFIN
Match #5 Sigurjón PéturssonISL
fall (35:00)
Lennart LindFIN
Match #6 Jussi SalilaFIN
fall (40:00)
Ragnar FogelmarkSWE
Match #7 Oskar WiklundFIN
fall (11:00)
Johannes EriksenDEN
Match #8 Béla VargaHUN
fall (37:30)
Karl EkmanSWE
Match #9 Knut LindbergFIN
fall (13:00)
Fritz LangeGER
Match #10 Renato GardiniITA
fall (2:00)
Johann TrestlerAUT
Match #11 Karl LindFIN
fall (29:00)
Ansgar LøvoldNOR
Match #12 August PikkerRUS
fall (19:00)
Karl BarlAUT
Match #13 Johan AnderssonSWE
fall (6:30)
František KopřivaBOH
Match #14 Harald ChristensenDEN
fall (12:30)
Ernst NilssonSWE
Match #15 Anders AhlgrenSWE bye

Round Two (8 July 1912)

Match #1 Anders AhlgrenSWE walkover
Match #2 Ivar BöhlingFIN
fall (4:00)
Karl GroßGER
Match #3 August RajalaFIN
decision (1-00)
Otto NagelDEN
Match #4 Peter ÖhlerGER walkover
Match #5 Oreste ArpèITA
fall (3:00)
Lennart LindFIN
Match #6 Sigurjón PéturssonISL
fall (1:00)
Jussi SalilaFIN
Match #7 Johannes EriksenDEN
fall (5:30)
Ragnar FogelmarkSWE
Match #8 Oskar WiklundFIN
fall (42:00)
Béla VargaHUN
Match #9 Knut LindbergFIN walkover
Match #10 Fritz LangeGER
fall (29:00)
Johann TrestlerAUT
Match #11 Renato GardiniITA
fall (4:30)
Karl LindFIN
Match #12 Karl BarlAUT walkover
Match #13 Johan AnderssonSWE
DQ (both passivity) (8:30)
August PikkerRUS
Match #14 Ernst NilssonSWE
fall (53:00)
František KopřivaBOH
Match #15 Anders AhlgrenSWE
fall (20:00)
Harald ChristensenDEN

Round Three (8 – 10 July 1912)

Match #1 Ivar BöhlingFIN
fall (43:00)
Peter ÖhlerGER
Match #2 August RajalaFIN
fall (1:00)
Oreste ArpèITA
Match #3 Johannes EriksenDEN
fall (10:00)
Jussi SalilaFIN
Match #4 Oskar WiklundFIN
decision (1-30)
Sigurjón PéturssonISL
Match #5 Béla VargaHUN
fall (55:00)
Knut LindbergFIN
Match #6 Fritz LangeGER
fall (4:00)
Johan AnderssonSWE
Match #7 Ernst NilssonSWE
fall (17:00)
Renato GardiniITA
Match #8 Anders AhlgrenSWE
fall (3:00)
Karl LindFIN
Match #9 Harald ChristensenDEN
fall (10:00)
Karl BarlAUT

Round Four (10 July 1912)

Match #1 Ivar BöhlingFIN walkover
Match #2 Sigurjón PéturssonISL
fall (2:00)
August RajalaFIN
Match #3 Johannes EriksenDEN
fall (7:00)
Peter ÖhlerGER
Match #4 Fritz LangeGER walkover
Match #5 Béla VargaHUN
fall (7:00)
Johan AnderssonSWE
Match #6 Knut LindbergFIN
decision (1-00)
Ernst NilssonSWE
Match #7 Anders AhlgrenSWE
fall (4:30)
Renato GardiniITA
Match #8 Harald ChristensenDEN bye

Round Five (12 July 1912)

Match #1 Ivar BöhlingFIN
decision (1-00)
Harald ChristensenDEN
Match #2 August RajalaFIN
fall (29:30)
Johannes EriksenDEN
Match #3 Béla VargaHUN
fall (4:30)
Sigurjón PéturssonISL
Match #4 Anders AhlgrenSWE
fall (35:00)
Knut LindbergFIN
Match #5 Fritz LangeGER bye

Round Six (12 July 1912)

Match #1 Ivar BöhlingFIN
decision (1-00)
Fritz LangeGER
Match #2 Béla VargaHUN
decision (1-00)
August RajalaFIN
Match #3 Anders AhlgrenSWE bye

Final Round One (14 July 1912)

Match #1 Anders AhlgrenSWE
fall (2-05)
Béla VargaHUN
Match #2 Ivar BöhlingFIN bye

Final Round Two (14 July 1912)

Match #1 Ivar BöhlingFIN walkover
Match #2 Anders AhlgrenSWE bye

Final Round Three (15 July 1912)

Match #1 Anders AhlgrenSWE
DQ (both passivity) (9-00)
Ivar BöhlingFIN