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.[1]

Men's freestyle flyweight
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
VenueRoyal Exhibition Building
Dates28 November–1 December
Competitors11 from 11 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Mirian Tsalkalamanidze  Soviet Union
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Mohamed Ali Khojastehpour  Iran
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Hüseyin Akbaş  Turkey
← 1952
1960 →

Competition formatEdit

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.[2][1]

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
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
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation Start Earned Total
1 Tadashi Asai   Japan 0 0 0
1 Mohamed Ali Khojastehpour   Iran 0 0 0
1 Lee Jeong-gyu   South Korea 0 0 0
1 André Zoete   France 0 0 0
5 Hüseyin Akbaş   Turkey 0 1 1
5 Mirian Tsalkalamanidze   Soviet Union 0 1 1
7 Abdul Aziz   Pakistan 0 3 3
7 Luigi Chinazzo   Italy 0 3 3
7 Baban Daware   India 0 3 3
7 Dick Delgado   United States 0 3 3
7 Fred Flannery   Australia 0 3 3

Round 2Edit

Lee withdrew after his bout.

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
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
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation Start Earned Total
1 Hüseyin Akbaş   Turkey 1 0 1
1 Mohamed Ali Khojastehpour   Iran 0 1 1
3 Mirian Tsalkalamanidze   Soviet Union 1 1 2
4 Tadashi Asai   Japan 0 3 3
4 Dick Delgado   United States 3 0 3
4 André Zoete   France 0 3 3
7 Abdul Aziz   Pakistan 3 1 4
7 Baban Daware   India 3 1 4
9 Lee Jeong-gyu   South Korea 0 3 3*
10 Luigi Chinazzo   Italy 3 3 6
10 Fred Flannery   Australia 3 3 6

Round 3Edit

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
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
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation Start Earned Total
1 Hüseyin Akbaş   Turkey 1 0 1
2 Mohamed Ali Khojastehpour   Iran 0 1 2
2 Mirian Tsalkalamanidze   Soviet Union 2 0 2
4 Tadashi Asai   Japan 3 1 4
5 Dick Delgado   United States 3 3 6
5 André Zoete   France 3 3 6
7 Abdul Aziz   Pakistan 4 3 7
7 Baban Daware   India 4 3 7

Round 4Edit

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
Mohamed Ali Khojastehpour   Iran Decision, 3–0 Tadashi Asai   Japan
Hüseyin Akbaş   Turkey Decision, 3–0 Mirian Tsalkalamanidze   Soviet Union
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation Start Earned Total
1 Hüseyin Akbaş   Turkey 1 1 2
2 Mohamed Ali Khojastehpour   Iran 2 1 3
3 Mirian Tsalkalamanidze   Soviet Union 2 3 5
4 Tadashi Asai   Japan 4 3 7

Medal roundsEdit

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.

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
Mohamed Ali Khojastehpour   Iran Decision, 3–0 Hüseyin Akbaş   Turkey
Mirian Tsalkalamanidze   Soviet Union Fall Mohamed Ali Khojastehpour   Iran
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation Wins Losses Points
  Mirian Tsalkalamanidze   Soviet Union 1 1 3
  Mohamed Ali Khojastehpour   Iran 1 1 4
  Hüseyin Akbaş   Turkey 1 1 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "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.
  2. ^ Official Report, p. 658.