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Bantamweight, Freestyle (≤56 kilograms), Men

Date2 – 5 August 1936
StatusOlympic
LocationDeutschlandhalle, Berlin
Participants14 from 14 countries
FormatElimination by bad points. Win by fall = 0 points; win by decision = 1 point; loss by 2-1 decision = 2 points; loss by 3-0 decision = 3 points; loss by fall = 3 points. Three judges gave decisions, thus all decisions were either 2-1 or 3-0. Five bad points eliminated a wrestler.

There were no World Championships in this era but Hungary’s Ödön Zombori had won the European title in 1931 and 1933, and was the silver medalist at the Los Angeles Olympics. Italy’s Marcelo Nizzola won the 1935 Europeans. Nizzola went out in round three after two losses, allowing Zombori to advance to a final round match against American Ross Flood. Zombori won the final match by a fall at 12:40 to take the gold medal. Both Germany’s Johannes Herbert and Sweden’s Herman Tuvesson had survived to the fifth round before losing to Zombori and Flood, respectively, but Herbert won the bronze medal with fewer bad points than Tuvesson, 5-6.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCREBad Points
1Ödön ZomboriHUNGold
2Ross FloodUSASilver
3Johannes HerbertGERBronze
4Herman TuvessonSWE
5Aatos JaskariFIN
6Ahmet ÇakıryıldızTUR
ACMarcello NizzolaITAEliminated r3/65
ACGustave LaporteBELEliminated r3/66
ACCesar GaudardSUIEliminated r3/66
ACRay CazauxGBREliminated r3/67
ACKojiro TambaJPNEliminated r2/65
ACShankarrao ThoratINDEliminated r2/66
ACEnrique JuradoPHIEliminated r2/66
ACAntonín NičTCHEliminated r2/66

Round One (2 August 1936 — 11:00)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBad Points
=1Johannes HerbertGER0
=1Ödön ZomboriHUN0
=1Marcello NizzolaITA0
=1Cesar GaudardSUI0
=5Ray CazauxGBR1
=5Herman TuvessonSWE1
=5Ross FloodUSA1
=8Gustave LaporteBEL3
=8Aatos JaskariFIN3
=8Shankarrao ThoratIND3
=8Kojiro TambaJPN3
=8Enrique JuradoPHI3
=8Antonín NičTCH3
=8Ahmet ÇakıryıldızTUR3

Match #1 Ray CazauxGBR
decision (3-0)
Kojiro TambaJPN
Match #2 Johannes HerbertGER
fall (4:15)
Ahmet ÇakıryıldızTUR
Match #3 Ödön ZomboriHUN
fall (10:30)
Gustave LaporteBEL
Match #4 Marcello NizzolaITA
fall (5:30)
Antonín NičTCH
Match #5 Herman TuvessonSWE
decision (3-0)
Aatos JaskariFIN
Match #6 Cesar GaudardSUI
fall (6:43)
Shankarrao ThoratIND
Match #7 Ross FloodUSA
decision (3-0)
Enrique JuradoPHI

Round Two (3 August 1936 — 11:00)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBad Points
1Johannes HerbertGER0
=2Ödön ZomboriHUN1
=2Herman TuvessonSWE1
=2Ross FloodUSA1
5Marcello NizzolaITA2
=6Gustave LaporteBEL3
=6Aatos JaskariFIN3
=6Cesar GaudardSUI3
=9Ray CazauxGBR4
=9Ahmet ÇakıryıldızTUR4
11Kojiro TambaJPN5eliminated
=12Shankarrao ThoratIND6eliminated
=12Enrique JuradoPHI6eliminated
=12Antonín NičTCH6eliminated

Match #1 Ahmet ÇakıryıldızTUR
decision (2-1)
Kojiro TambaJPN
Match #2 Johannes HerbertGER
fall (7:14)
Ray CazauxGBR
Match #3 Gustave LaporteBEL
fall (1:16)
Antonín NičTCH
Match #4 Ödön ZomboriHUN
decision (2-1)
Marcello NizzolaITA
Match #5 Herman TuvessonSWE
fall (9:49)
Cesar GaudardSUI
Match #6 Aatos JaskariFIN
fall (3:43)
Enrique JuradoPHI
Match #7 Ross FloodUSA
fall (4:50)
Shankarrao ThoratIND

Round Three (4 August 1936 — 11:00)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBad Points
1Johannes HerbertGER0
2Ross FloodUSA1
3Herman TuvessonSWE2
=4Aatos JaskariFIN4
=4Ödön ZomboriHUN4
=4Ahmet ÇakıryıldızTUR4
7Marcello NizzolaITA5eliminated
=8Gustave LaporteBEL6eliminated
=8Cesar GaudardSUI6eliminated
10Ray CazauxGBR7eliminated

Match #1 Ahmet ÇakıryıldızTUR
fall (5:06)
Ray CazauxGBR
Match #2 Johannes HerbertGER
fall (3:45)
Gustave LaporteBEL
Match #3 Herman TuvessonSWE
decision (3-0)
Ödön ZomboriHUN
Match #4 Aatos JaskariFIN
decision (3-0)
Marcello NizzolaITA
Match #5 Ross FloodUSA
fall (8:21)
Cesar GaudardSUI

Round Four (4 August 1936 — 15:00)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBad Points
1Ross FloodUSA1
2Johannes HerbertGER2
3Herman TuvessonSWE3
4Ödön ZomboriHUN4
=5Aatos JaskariFIN7eliminated
=5Ahmet ÇakıryıldızTUR7eliminated

Match #1 Ödön ZomboriHUN
fall (5:45)
Ahmet ÇakıryıldızTUR
Match #2 Herman TuvessonSWE
decision (2-1)
Johannes HerbertGER
Match #3 Ross FloodUSA
fall (5:24)
Aatos JaskariFIN

Round Five (5 August 1936 — 19:00)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBad Points
1Ross FloodUSA2
2Ödön ZomboriHUN4
3Johannes HerbertGER5eliminated
4Herman TuvessonSWE6eliminated

Match #1 Ödön ZomboriHUN
fall (12:47)
Johannes HerbertGER
Match #2 Ross FloodUSA
decision (3-0)
Herman TuvessonSWE

Final Round (5 August 1936)

Match #1 Ödön ZomboriHUN
fall (12:40)
Ross FloodUSA