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Wrestling at the 1956 Summer Olympics

At the 1956 Summer Olympics, 16 wrestling events were contested, all for men. There were eight weight classes in Greco-Roman wrestling and eight classes in freestyle wrestling.[1]

Wrestling
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
Wrestling pictogram.svg
VenueRoyal Exhibition Building
Dates28 November – 6 December
Competitors173 from 30 nations
← 1952
1960 →

Medal summaryEdit

Greco-RomanEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
details
Nikolai Solovyov
  Soviet Union
Ignazio Fabra
  Italy
Dursun Ali Egribas
  Turkey
Bantamweight
details
Konstantin Vyrupayev
  Soviet Union
Edvin Vesterby
  Sweden
Francisc Horvat
  Romania
Featherweight
details
Rauno Mäkinen
  Finland
Imre Polyák
  Hungary
Roman Dzeneladze
  Soviet Union
Lightweight
details
Kyösti Lehtonen
  Finland
Riza Dogan
  Turkey
Gyula Tóth
  Hungary
Welterweight
details
Mithat Bayrak
  Turkey
Vladimir Maneyev
  Soviet Union
Per Gunnar Berlin
  Sweden
Middleweight
details
Givi Kartozia
  Soviet Union
Dimitar Dobrev
  Bulgaria
Rune Jansson
  Sweden
Light Heavyweight
details
Valentin Nikolayev
  Soviet Union
Petko Sirakov
  Bulgaria
Karl-Erik Nilsson
  Sweden
Heavyweight
details
Anatoli Parfenov
  Soviet Union
Wilfried Dietrich
  United Team of Germany
Adelmo Bulgarelli
  Italy

FreestyleEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
details
Mirian Tsalkalamanidze
  Soviet Union
M. Ali Khojastehpour
  Iran
Hüseyin Akbaş
  Turkey
Bantamweight
details
Mustafa Dağıstanlı
  Turkey
Mehdi Yaghoubi
  Iran
Mikhail Shakhov
  Soviet Union
Featherweight
details
Shozo Sasahara
  Japan
Joseph Mewis
  Belgium
Erkki Penttilä
  Finland
Lightweight
details
Emam-Ali Habibi
  Iran
Shigeru Kasahara
  Japan
Alimbeg Bestayev
  Soviet Union
Welterweight
details
Mitsuo Ikeda
  Japan
Ibrahim Zengin
  Turkey
Vakhtang Balavadze
  Soviet Union
Middleweight
details
Nikola Stanchev
  Bulgaria
Danny Hodge
  United States
Georgi Skhirtladze
  Soviet Union
Light heavyweight
details
Gholamreza Takhti
  Iran
Boris Kulayev
  Soviet Union
Peter Blair
  United States
Heavyweight
details
Hamit Kaplan
  Turkey
Hussein Mehmedov
  Bulgaria
Taisto Kangasniemi
  Finland

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 173 wrestlers from 30 nations competed at the Melbourne Games:[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Wrestling at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  2. ^ "THE OFFICIAL REPORT OF THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR THE GAMES OF THE XVI OLYMPIAD MELBOURNE 1956". I. 1958: 650–691. Retrieved 23 September 2015. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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