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Wrestling at the 1896 Summer Olympics

At the 1896 Summer Olympics, one wrestling event was contested. It was organized and prepared by the Sub-Committee for Wrestling and Gymnastics. Five competitors from four nations competed.


  • Medal summary 1
  • Participating nations 2
  • Medal table 3
  • Sub-Committee for Wrestling and Gymnastics 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6

Medal summary

These medals are retroactively assigned by the International Olympic Committee; at the time, winners were given a silver medal and subsequent places received no award.

Event Gold Silver Bronze
 Carl Schuhmann (GER)  Georgios Tsitas  Stephanos Christopoulos (GRE)

Participating nations

A total of 5 wrestlers from 4 nations competed at the Athens Games:

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 1 0 0 1
2 0 1 1 2

Sub-Committee for Wrestling and Gymnastics

See also

List of World and Olympic Champions in men's freestyle wrestling

List of World and Olympic Champions in Greco-Roman wrestling

United States results in men's freestyle wrestling


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