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Wrestling

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. The events were held at Messuhalli.

Medal summary

Greco-Roman

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
(- 52 kg)
Flag of the Soviet Union 1923.svg Boris Gurevich
Soviet Union (URS)
Flag of Italy.svg Ignazio Fabra
Italy (ITA)
Flag of Finland.svg Leo Honkala
Finland (FIN)
Bantamweight
(52 – 57 kg)
Flag of Hungary 1949-1956.svg Imre Hódos
Hungary (HUN)
Flag of Lebanon.svg Zakaria Chibab
Lebanon (LIB)
Flag of the Soviet Union 1923.svg Artem Teryan
Soviet Union (URS)
Featherweight
(57 – 62 kg)
Flag of the Soviet Union 1923.svg Yakov Punkin
Soviet Union (URS)
Flag of Hungary 1949-1956.svg Imre Polyák
Hungary (HUN)
Flag of Egypt 1922.svg Abdel Al-Rashid
Egypt (EGY)
Lightweight
(62 – 67 kg)
Flag of the Soviet Union 1923.svg Shazam Safin
Soviet Union (URS)
Flag of Sweden.svg Gustav Freij
Sweden (SWE)
Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg Mikuláš Athanasov
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Welterweight
(67 – 73 kg)
Flag of Hungary 1949-1956.svg Miklós Szilvásy
Hungary (HUN)
Flag of Sweden.svg Gösta Andersson
Sweden (SWE)
Flag of Lebanon.svg Khalil Taha
Lebanon (LIB)
Middleweight
(73 – 79 kg)
Flag of Sweden.svg Axel Grönberg
Sweden (SWE)
Flag of Finland.svg Kalervo Rauhala
Finland (FIN)
Flag of the Soviet Union 1923.svg Nikolay Belov
Soviet Union (URS)
Light Heavyweight
(79 – 87 kg)
Flag of Finland.svg Kelpo Gröndahl
Finland (FIN)
Flag of the Soviet Union 1923.svg Shalva Chikhladze
Soviet Union (URS)
Flag of Sweden.svg Karl-Erik Nilsson
Sweden (SWE)
Heavyweight
(+ 87 kg)
Flag of the Soviet Union 1923.svg Johannes Kotkas
Soviet Union (URS)
Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg Josef Růžička
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Flag of Finland.svg Tauno Kovanen
Finland (FIN)
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Freestyle

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
(- 52 kg)
Flag of Turkey.svg Hasan Gemici
Turkey (TUR)
Merchant flag of Japan (1870).svg Yushu Kitano
Japan (JPN)
State Flag of Iran (1925).svg Mahmoud Mollaghasemi
Iran (IRI)
Bantamweight
(52 – 57 kg)
Merchant flag of Japan (1870).svg Shohachi Ishii
Japan (JPN)
Flag of the Soviet Union 1923.svg Rashid Mamedbekov
Soviet Union (URS)
Flag of India.svg Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav
India (IND)
Featherweight
(57 – 62 kg)
Flag of Turkey.svg Bayram Sit
Turkey (TUR)
State Flag of Iran (1925).svg Nasser Givehchi
Iran (IRI)
US flag 48 stars.svg Josiah Henson
United States (USA)
Lightweight
(62 – 67 kg)
Flag of Sweden.svg Olle Anderberg
Sweden (SWE)
US flag 48 stars.svg Jay Thomas Evans
United States (USA)
State Flag of Iran (1925).svg Jahanbakht Towfigh
Iran (IRI)
Welterweight
(67 – 73 kg)
US flag 48 stars.svg William Smith
United States (USA)
Flag of Sweden.svg Per Berlin
Sweden (SWE)
State Flag of Iran (1925).svg Abdollah Mojtabavi
Iran (IRI)
Middleweight
(73 – 79 kg)
Flag of the Soviet Union 1923.svg David Tsimakuridze
Soviet Union (URS)
State Flag of Iran (1925).svg Gholamreza Takhti
Iran (IRI)
Flag of Hungary 1949-1956.svg György Gurics
Hungary (HUN)
Light heavyweight
(79 – 87 kg)
Flag of Sweden.svg Viking Palm
Sweden (SWE)
US flag 48 stars.svg Henry Wittenberg
United States (USA)
Flag of Turkey.svg Adil Atan
Turkey (TUR)
Heavyweight
(+ 87 kg)
Flag of the Soviet Union 1923.svg Arsen Mekokishvili
Soviet Union (URS)
Flag of Sweden.svg Bertil Antonsson
Sweden (SWE)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Kenneth Richmond
Great Britain (GBR)

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