11 Hour Long Wrestling Match

longest wrestling match in olympic history

Olympic Wrestling

Wrestling match in the 1912 Olympics lasted 11 hours, and was fought by two middle weight wrestlers, Martin Klein from Estonia and Alfred Asikainen from Finland.  On the day of fight, Klein wore the dress of tsarist Russia. The final winner in this fight was Martin Klein, this was the semifinal match.  However, Klein was so exhausted that he could not take part in the final match next day with Claes Johansson from Sweden.  This was the longest wrestling match ever.

Longest Wrestling Match In Olympic History

Thus, the fight of 11 hours proved costly for Klein, as he won the silver and Johansson the gold.

Quite a bit different from WWE wrestling like Raw and Live.

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