Wrestling at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's freestyle flyweight
The men's freestyle flyweight competition at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne took place from 28 November to 1 December at the Royal Exhibition Building. Nations were limited to one competitor.
|Men's freestyle flyweight|
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
|Venue||Royal Exhibition Building|
|Dates||28 November–1 December|
|Competitors||11 from 11 nations|
This freestyle wrestling competition continued to use the "bad points" elimination system introduced at the 1928 Summer Olympics for Greco-Roman and at the 1932 Summer Olympics for freestyle wrestling, as modified in 1952 (adding medal rounds and making all losses worth 3 points—from 1936 to 1948 losses by split decision only cost 2). Each round featured all wrestlers pairing off and wrestling one bout (with one wrestler having a bye if there were an odd number). The loser received 3 points. The winner received 1 point if the win was by decision and 0 points if the win was by fall. At the end of each round, any wrestler with at least 5 points was eliminated. This elimination continued until the medal rounds, which began when 3 wrestlers remained. These 3 wrestlers each faced each other in a round-robin medal round (with earlier results counting, if any had wrestled another before); record within the medal round determined medals, with bad points breaking ties.
|Hüseyin Akbaş||Turkey||Decision, 3–0||Luigi Chinazzo||Italy|
|André Zoete||France||Fall||Fred Flannery||Australia|
|Lee Jeong-gyu||South Korea||Fall||Abdul Aziz||Pakistan|
|Tadashi Asai||Japan||Fall||Baban Daware||India|
|Mirian Tsalkalamanidze||Soviet Union||Decision, 3–0||Dick Delgado||United States|
|Mohamed Ali Khojastehpour||Iran||Bye||N/A||N/A|
|1||Mohamed Ali Khojastehpour||Iran||0||0||0|
|1||Lee Jeong-gyu||South Korea||0||0||0|
|5||Mirian Tsalkalamanidze||Soviet Union||0||1||1|
|7||Dick Delgado||United States||0||3||3|
Lee withdrew after his bout.
|Mohamed Ali Khojastehpour||Iran||Decision, 3–0||Luigi Chinazzo||Italy|
|Hüseyin Akbaş||Turkey||Fall||André Zoete||France|
|Abdul Aziz||Pakistan||Decision, 3–0||Fred Flannery||Australia|
|Baban Daware||India||Decision, 3–0||Lee Jeong-gyu||South Korea|
|Mirian Tsalkalamanidze||Soviet Union||Decision, 2–1||Tadashi Asai||Japan|
|Dick Delgado||United States||Bye||N/A||N/A|
|1||Mohamed Ali Khojastehpour||Iran||0||1||1|
|3||Mirian Tsalkalamanidze||Soviet Union||1||1||2|
|4||Dick Delgado||United States||3||0||3|
|9||Lee Jeong-gyu||South Korea||0||3||3*|
|Mohamed Ali Khojastehpour||Iran||Decision, 3–0||Dick Delgado||United States|
|Hüseyin Akbaş||Turkey||Fall||Abdul Aziz||Pakistan|
|Tadashi Asai||Japan||Decision, 3–0||André Zoete||France|
|Mirian Tsalkalamanidze||Soviet Union||Fall||Baban Daware||India|
|2||Mohamed Ali Khojastehpour||Iran||0||1||2|
|2||Mirian Tsalkalamanidze||Soviet Union||2||0||2|
|5||Dick Delgado||United States||3||3||6|
|Mohamed Ali Khojastehpour||Iran||Decision, 3–0||Tadashi Asai||Japan|
|Hüseyin Akbaş||Turkey||Decision, 3–0||Mirian Tsalkalamanidze||Soviet Union|
|2||Mohamed Ali Khojastehpour||Iran||2||1||3|
|3||Mirian Tsalkalamanidze||Soviet Union||2||3||5|
Akbaş's victory over Tsalkalamanidze in round 4 counted for the medal rounds. Each wrestler went 1–1 against the other medalists, but Tsalkalamanidze had the only win by fall. He received the gold medal. Of the remaining two competitors, Khojastehpour had defeated Akbaş head-to-head and so took silver.
|Mohamed Ali Khojastehpour||Iran||Decision, 3–0||Hüseyin Akbaş||Turkey|
|Mirian Tsalkalamanidze||Soviet Union||Fall||Mohamed Ali Khojastehpour||Iran|
|Mirian Tsalkalamanidze||Soviet Union||1||1||3|
|Mohamed Ali Khojastehpour||Iran||1||1||4|
- "Wrestling at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games: Men's Freestyle Flyweight". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
- Official Report, p. 658.