Wrestling at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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Wrestling
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Dates20–27 July
Competitors244 from 37 nations
«19481956»

At the 1952 Summer Olympics, 16 wrestling events were contested, for all men. There were eight weight classes in Greco-Roman wrestling and eight classes in freestyle wrestling.

Medal summary[edit | edit source]

Greco-Roman[edit | edit source]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
details
Boris Gurevich
 Soviet Union
Ignazio Fabra
 Italy
Leo Honkala
 Finland
Bantamweight
details
Imre Hódos
 Hungary
Zakaria Chibab
 Lebanon
Artem Teryan
 Soviet Union
Featherweight
details
Yakov Punkin
 Soviet Union
Imre Polyák
 Hungary
Abdel Aaal Rashed
 Egypt
Lightweight
details
Gustav Freij
 Sweden
Gyula Tarr
 Hungary
Mikuláš Athanasov
 Czechoslovakia
Welterweight
details
Gösta Andersson
 Sweden
Ahmet Şenol
 Turkey
Mohamed Ahmed Osman
 Egypt
Middleweight
details
Nikolay Belov
 Soviet Union
Axel Grönberg
 Sweden
Gyula Németi
 Hungary
Light heavyweight
details
Kelpo Gröndahl
 Finland
Karl-Erik Nilsson
 Sweden
Shalva Chikhladze
 Soviet Union
Heavyweight
details
Josef Růžička
 Czechoslovakia
Johannes Kotkas
 Soviet Union
Tauno Kovanen
 Finland

Freestyle[edit | edit source]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
details
Hasan Gemici
 Turkey
Georgy Sayadov
 Soviet Union
Mahmoud Mollaghasemi
 Iran
Bantamweight
details
Shohachi Ishii
 Japan
Rashid Mammadbeyov
 Soviet Union
Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav
 India
Featherweight
details
Nasser Givehchi
 Iran
Josiah Henson
 United States
Bayram Sit
 Turkey
Lightweight
details
Olle Anderberg
 Sweden
Jay Thomas Evans
 United States
Tofigh Jahanbakht
 Iran
Welterweight
details
Per Berlin
 Sweden
William Smith
 United States
Aleksanteri Keisala
 Finland
Middleweight
details
György Gurics
 Hungary
David Tsimakuridze
 Soviet Union
Gholamreza Takhti
 Iran
Light heavyweight
details
Adil Atan
 Turkey
Viking Palm
 Sweden
Abbas Zandi
 Iran
Heavyweight
details
Ken Richmond
 Great Britain
William Kerslake
 United States
Arsen Mekokishvili
 Soviet Union