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

Date16 – 20 August 1920
StatusOlympic
LocationFeestzaal, Koninklijke Zoölogische Maatschappij, Antwerpen
Participants23 from 13 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament. All those losing to the winner wrestle in a single-elimination tournament for 2nd-place. All those losing to the runner-up then wrestle in a single-elimination tournament for 3rd-place.

Carl Westergren was little known prior to 1920. He had never before competed internationally. However, he was not challenged in winning the gold medal in this class. Westergren eventually competed in four Olympics and won three gold medals. He was also world champion in 1922 and won three European championships during his career. The 1919 Inter-Allied Champion was František Kopřiva of Czechoslovakia. Kopřiva was entered at Antwerp, and was favored in a pre-meet review by Vélo-Sport, but he competed in the lightweight class.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Carl WestergrenSWEGold
2Arthur LindforsFINSilver
3Matti PerttiläFINBronze
AC r4/5Henry SzymanskiUSA
AC r3/5Maurice VanderleendenBEL
AC r3/5Einar StensrudNOR
AC r3/5Edvin FältströmSWE
AC r3/5Jan BalejTCH
AC r2/5Svend NielsenDEN
AC r2/5Amerigo CorsanegoITA
AC r2/5Giuseppe GorlettiITA
AC r2/5Michel DechmannLUX
AC r2/5Sjur JohnsenNOR
AC r2/5Josef HumlTCH
AC r2/5Paul ZanoliniUSA
AC r1/5Oscar CornelisBEL
AC r1/5Emil ChristensenDEN
AC r1/5Mihkel MüllerEST
AC r1/5Émile GorbièreFRA
AC r1/5Camille PrunierFRA
AC r1/5Bert EillebrechtNED
AC r1/5Willem LelouxNED
AC r1/5Sotirios NotarisGRE

Round One (16 August 1920)

Match #1 Carl WestergrenSWE
fall (5:16)
Bert EillebrechtNED
Match #2 Matti PerttiläFIN
fall (2:04)
Oscar CornelisBEL
Match #3 Svend NielsenDEN
fall (1:02)
Willem LelouxNED
Match #4 Arthur LindforsFIN
fall (2:44)
Emil ChristensenDEN
Match #5 Amerigo CorsanegoITA
fall (7:44)
Émile GorbièreFRA
Match #6 Josef HumlTCH
retired (31:24)
Camille PrunierFRA
Match #7 Sotirios NotarisGRE
DQ (6:45)
Mihkel MüllerEST

Round Two (17 August 1920)

Match #1 Carl WestergrenSWE
fall (3:25)
Michel DechmannLUX
Match #2 Maurice VanderleendenBEL
decision (25:00)
Paul ZanoliniUSA
Match #3 Matti PerttiläFIN
fall (7:17)
Svend NielsenDEN
Match #4 Edvin FältströmSWE
fall (11:23)
Giuseppe GorlettiITA
Match #5 Arthur LindforsFIN
decision (26:00)
Sjur JohnsenNOR
Match #6 Jan BalejTCH
fall (12:05)
Amerigo CorsanegoITA
Match #7 Henry SzymanskiUSA
fall (25:07)
Josef HumlTCH
Match #8 Einar StensrudNOR walkover

Quarter-Finals (18 – 19 August 1920)

Match #1 Carl WestergrenSWE
fall (8:14)
Maurice VanderleendenBEL
Match #2 Matti PerttiläFIN
decision (29:40)
Edvin FältströmSWE
Match #3 Arthur LindforsFIN
decision (25:00)
Jan BalejTCH
Match #4 Henry SzymanskiUSA
decision (36:10)
Einar StensrudNOR

Semi-Finals (19 August 1920)

Match #1 Carl WestergrenSWE
decision (25:00)
Matti PerttiläFIN
Match #2 Arthur LindforsFIN
fall (0:27)
Henry SzymanskiUSA

Final Round (20 August 1920)

Match 1/2 Carl WestergrenSWE
fall (31:25)
Arthur LindforsFIN

2nd-Place Round One (20 August 1920)

Match #1 Maurice VanderleendenBEL walkover

2nd-Place Semi-Finals (20 August 1920)

Match #1 Matti PerttiläFIN
fall (8:40)
Maurice VanderleendenBEL
Match #2 Arthur LindforsFIN
fall (8:15)
Bert EillebrechtNED

2nd-Place Final Round (20 August 1920)

Match #1 Arthur LindforsFIN
fall (1:48)
Matti PerttiläFIN

3rd-Place Round One (20 August 1920)

Match #1 Sjur JohnsenNOR Henry SzymanskiUSA
Match #2 Bert EillebrechtNED
decision (25:15)
Jan BalejTCH

3rd-Place Semi-Finals (20 August 1920)

Match #1 Sjur JohnsenNOR
decision (7:30)
Emil ChristensenDEN
Match #2 Matti PerttiläFIN
fall (3:19)
Bert EillebrechtNED

3rd-Place Final Round (20 August 1920)

Match #1 Matti PerttiläFIN
decision (25:00)
Sjur JohnsenNOR