|Men's Freestyle wrestling|
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Thomas Ian Murray Ward (29 June 1907 – April 1986) was a Scottish freestyle sport wrestler who competed for Great Britain in the 1936 Summer Olympics.
Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Sharing a border with England to the southeast, Scotland is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, by the North Sea to the northeast and by the Irish Sea to the south. In addition to the mainland, situated on the northern third of the island of Great Britain, Scotland has over 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.
Freestyle wrestling is a style of amateur wrestling that is practiced throughout the world. Along with Greco-Roman, it is one of the two styles of wrestling contested in the Olympic games. American high school and college wrestling is conducted under different rules and is termed scholastic and collegiate wrestling.
Amateur wrestling is the most widespread form of sport wrestling. There are two international wrestling styles performed in the Olympic Games, Freestyle and Greco Roman. Both styles are under the supervision of United World Wrestling. A similar style, commonly called collegiate, is practiced in colleges and universities, secondary schools, middle schools, and among younger age groups in the United States. Where the style is not specified, this article refers to the international styles of competition on a mat. In February 2013, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted to remove the sport from the 2020 Summer Olympics onwards. On 8 September 2013, the IOC announced that wrestling would return to the Summer Olympics in 2020. The rapid rise in the popularity of the combat sport mixed martial arts (MMA) has increased interest in amateur wrestling due to its effectiveness in the sport and it is considered a core discipline.
In 1936 he competed in the freestyle light heavyweight tournament. At the 1938 Empire Games he won the bronze medal in the freestyle light heavyweight class.
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Hjalmar Eemil Nyström was a Finnish heavyweight wrestler who competed at the 1924, 1928 and 1936 Olympics. He placed tenth in freestyle wrestling in 1924 and won a silver medal in Greco-Roman wrestling in 1928. At the 1936 Olympics he won a freestyle bronze and finished fifth in the Greco-Roman contest. At the European championships he won three silver medals in Greco-Roman wrestling in 1930, 1931 and 1935 and a freestyle bronze in 1934. Domestically, Nyström won ten titles, all in Greco-Roman wrestling, in 1924, 1926–28, 1930–31, 1935–37 and 1939. Nyström worked as a steam locomotive fireman and later as a train driver.
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Hubert Prokop was a Czech wrestler. He competed in the men's freestyle light heavyweight at the 1936 Summer Olympics.
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