Hall of Fame

Australia and Olympic Wrestling

Three Australians have won medals in freestyle events at the Olympics. In Los Angeles 1932, Eddie Scarf was third in the light-heavyweight division. Twelve years later in London, Dick Garrard won a silver medal as a welterweight and Jim Armstrong won a bronze medal in the heavyweight division. Garrard is the only wrestler to be inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Australia has never won a Greco-Roman Olympic medal.

Farzad Tarash was Australia’s only wrestler to qualify a quota spot for Australia for the London Games after booking his ticket to the 2012 Games by finishing in the top two of his division at the African and Oceania Qualifying Tournament. Competing in the U/60kg division in London, Tarash had a bye through to the quarterfinals where he went down to North Korea‚Äôs Jong Myong Ri 3-0.


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