Georgios Tsitas

Georgios Tsitas (1872 – ?) was a Greek wrestler. He competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens.

In the first round of the wrestling competition, held in a roughly Greco-Roman format, Tsitas had a bye to guarantee a top three finish before he even had a match. The semifinal pitted Tsitas against fellow Greek Stephanos Christopoulos. Tsitas won the match by throwing Christopoulos.

Schuhmann (left) and Georgios Tsitas shake hands before the final match of the wrestling competition.

In the final, Tsitas wrestled with Carl Schuhmann of Germany, an exceptional gymnast, for 40 minutes before the match was postponed due to darkness. Tsitas did not last long the following day, being defeated to finish in second place.

Olympic Medal Record
Men's Wrestling
Silver 1896 Greco-Roman

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