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Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman (≤82.5 kilograms), Men

Date6 – 10 July 1924
StatusOlympic
LocationVélodrome d'Hiver, Paris
Participants22 from 15 countries
FormatDouble-elimination tournament.

Carl Westergen was the defending Olympic champion in the middleweight class but had moved up in weight by Paris. He was expected to win with his main challenger expected to be his teammate, Rudolf Svensson, who had been runner-up in this class at the 1921 and 1922 World Championships. Unfortunately they were drawn against each other in the first round, with Westergren winning by fall in 5:40. After that match they both continued to win, and met again in the final round with the gold medal on the line, Westergren again winning, this time by decision. A few days later, Svensson would also win the silver medal in light-heavyweight freestyle. Finland’s Onni Pellinen won bronze, the first of three Olympic medals in this event, as he repeated as the bronze medalist at Amsterdam in 1928, and moved up to a silver medal in Los Angeles in 1932.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Carl WestergrenSWEGold
2Rudolf SvenssonSWESilver
3Onni PellinenFINBronze
4Ibrahim MoustafaEGY
5Emil WeckstenFIN
=6Béla VargaHUN
=6Rudolf LooEST
=6Antonie MissetNED
=9Axel TetensDEN
=9Svend NielsenDEN
=9István DöményHUN
=12Seyfi BerksoyTUR
=12František TázlerTCH
=12Franz SaxAUT
=12Arnolds BaumanisLAT
=12Jan MuijsNED
=12Dante CeccatelliITA
=12Paul BonnefontFRA
=12Stevan NađYUG
=12Jean BaumertFRA
=21Émile WalhemBEL
=21Bruto TestoniITA

Round One (6 July 1924)

Match #1 Carl WestergrenSWE
fall (5:40)
Rudolf SvenssonSWE
Match #2 Seyfi BerksoyTUR
decision
Émile WalhemBEL
Match #3 František TázlerTCH
decision
Axel TetensDEN
Match #4 Arnolds BaumanisLAT
default (14:00)
Franz SaxAUT
Match #5 Svend NielsenDEN
decision
Jan MuijsNED
Match #6 Béla VargaHUN
fall (19:00)
Dante CeccatelliITA
Match #7 Emil WeckstenFIN
decision
Rudolf LooEST
Match #8 István DöményHUN
fall (1:00)
Paul BonnefontFRA
Match #9 Onni PellinenFIN
decision
Stevan NađYUG
Match #10 Antonie MissetNED
fall (11:08)
Jean BaumertFRA
Match #11 Ibrahim MoustafaEGY
fall (2:07)
Bruto TestoniITA

Round Two (7 July 1924)

Match #1 Carl WestergrenSWE
fall (5:30)
František TázlerTCH
Match #2 Rudolf SvenssonSWE
fall (11:53)
Seyfi BerksoyTUR
Match #3 Axel TetensDEN
decision
Franz SaxAUT
Match #4 Svend NielsenDEN
fall (8:43)
Arnolds BaumanisLAT
Match #5 Béla VargaHUN
fall (9:30)
Jan MuijsNED
Match #6 Emil WeckstenFIN
decision
Dante CeccatelliITA
Match #7 Rudolf LooEST
fall (3:24)
Paul BonnefontFRA
Match #8 Onni PellinenFIN
fall (3:45)
István DöményHUN
Match #9 Antonie MissetNED
decision
Stevan NađYUG
Match #10 Ibrahim MoustafaEGY
fall (1:29)
Jean BaumertFRA

Round Three (8 July 1924)

Match #1 Carl WestergrenSWE
decision
Axel TetensDEN
Match #2 Rudolf SvenssonSWE
fall (19:45)
Svend NielsenDEN
Match #3 Emil WeckstenFIN
decision
Béla VargaHUN
Match #4 Rudolf LooEST
fall (11:20)
István DöményHUN
Match #5 Onni PellinenFIN
decision
Antonie MissetNED
Match #6 Ibrahim MoustafaEGY walkover

Round Four (8 – 9 July 1924)

Match #1 Ibrahim MoustafaEGY walkover
Match #2 Carl WestergrenSWE
decision
Béla VargaHUN
Match #3 Rudolf SvenssonSWE
decision
Emil WeckstenFIN
Match #4 Onni PellinenFIN
decision
Rudolf LooEST

Round Five (9 July 1924)

Match #1 Rudolf SvenssonSWE
decision
Ibrahim MoustafaEGY
Match #2 Carl WestergrenSWE
fall (11:20)
Emil WeckstenFIN
Match #3 Onni PellinenFIN bye

Round Six (10 July 1924)

Match #1 Rudolf SvenssonSWE
decision
Onni PellinenFIN
Match #2 Carl WestergrenSWE
default (16:50)
Ibrahim MoustafaEGY

Final Round (10 July 1924)

Match #1 Carl WestergrenSWE
decision
Rudolf SvenssonSWE
Match #2 Onni PellinenFIN bye