Wrestling at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's freestyle flyweight

The men's freestyle flyweight competition at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome took place from 1 to 6 September at the Basilica of Maxentius. Nations were limited to one competitor.[1]

Men's freestyle flyweight
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
VenueBasilica of Maxentius
Dates1–6 September
Competitors17 from 17 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Ahmet Bilek  Turkey
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Masayuki Matsubara  Japan
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Ebrahim Seifpour  Iran
← 1956
1964 →

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, though adjusted the point values slightly. Wins by fall continued to be worth 0 points and wins by decision continued to be worth 1 point. Losses by fall, however, were now worth 4 points (up from 3). Losses by decision were worth 3 points (consistent with most prior years, though in some losses by split decision had been worth only 2 points). Ties were now allowed, worth 2 points for each wrestler. The elimination threshold was also increased from 5 points to 6 points. The medal round concept, used in 1952 and 1956 requiring a round-robin amongst the medalists even if one or more finished a round with enough points for elimination, was used only if exactly three wrestlers remained after a round—if two competitors remained, they faced off head-to-head; if only one, he was the gold medalist.[2][1]

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
Din Nawab   Pakistan Fall Seán O'Connor   Ireland
Ahmet Bilek   Turkey Decision Masayuki Matsubara   Japan
Gray Simons   United States Fall Bengt Frännfors   Sweden
Ali Aliyev   Soviet Union Fall Faiz Mohammad Khakshar   Afghanistan
Lesław Kropp   Poland Fall Jorge Rosado   Mexico
André Zoete   France Fall Väinö Rantala   Finland
Ebrahim Seifpour   Iran Fall Dieter Gröning   Australia
Paul Neff   United Team of Germany Decision Carlo Vitrano   Italy
Nikola Vasilev Dimitrov   Bulgaria Bye N/A N/A
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation Start Earned Total
1 Ali Aliyev   Soviet Union 0 0 0
1 Nikola Vasilev Dimitrov   Bulgaria 0 0 0
1 Lesław Kropp   Poland 0 0 0
1 Din Nawab   Pakistan 0 0 0
1 Ebrahim Seifpour   Iran 0 0 0
1 Gray Simons   United States 0 0 0
1 André Zoete   France 0 0 0
8 Ahmet Bilek   Turkey 0 1 1
8 Paul Neff   United Team of Germany 0 1 1
10 Masayuki Matsubara   Japan 0 3 3
10 Carlo Vitrano   Italy 0 3 3
12 Bengt Frännfors   Sweden 0 4 4
12 Dieter Gröning   Australia 0 4 4
12 Faiz Mohammad Khakshar   Afghanistan 0 4 4
12 Seán O'Connor   Ireland 0 4 4
12 Väinö Rantala   Finland 0 4 4
12 Jorge Rosado   Mexico 0 4 4

Round 2Edit

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
Din Nawab   Pakistan Decision Nikola Vasilev Dimitrov   Bulgaria
Masayuki Matsubara   Japan Fall Seán O'Connor   Ireland
Ahmet Bilek   Turkey Fall Gray Simons   United States
Ali Aliyev   Soviet Union Fall Bengt Frännfors   Sweden
Jorge Rosado   Mexico Fall Faiz Mohammad Khakshar   Afghanistan
André Zoete   France Fall Lesław Kropp   Poland
Ebrahim Seifpour   Iran Fall Väinö Rantala   Finland
Paul Neff   United Team of Germany Fall Dieter Gröning   Australia
Carlo Vitrano   Italy Bye N/A N/A
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation Start Earned Total
1 Ali Aliyev   Soviet Union 0 0 0
1 Ebrahim Seifpour   Iran 0 0 0
1 André Zoete   France 0 0 0
4 Ahmet Bilek   Turkey 1 0 1
4 Din Nawab   Pakistan 0 1 1
4 Paul Neff   United Team of Germany 1 0 1
7 Nikola Vasilev Dimitrov   Bulgaria 0 3 3
7 Masayuki Matsubara   Japan 3 0 3
7 Carlo Vitrano   Italy 3 0 3
10 Lesław Kropp   Poland 0 4 4
10 Jorge Rosado   Mexico 4 0 4
10 Gray Simons   United States 0 4 4
13 Bengt Frännfors   Sweden 4 4 8
13 Dieter Gröning   Australia 4 4 8
13 Faiz Mohammad Khakshar   Afghanistan 4 4 8
13 Seán O'Connor   Ireland 4 4 8
13 Väinö Rantala   Finland 4 4 8

Round 3Edit

Kropp's head-to-head victory over Rosado in round 1 was the tie-breaker for 11th place.

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
Nikola Vasilev Dimitrov   Bulgaria Fall Carlo Vitrano   Italy
Masayuki Matsubara   Japan Fall Din Nawab   Pakistan
Ali Aliyev   Soviet Union Decision Ahmet Bilek   Turkey
Gray Simons   United States Fall Jorge Rosado   Mexico
Ebrahim Seifpour   Iran Fall Lesław Kropp   Poland
Paul Neff   United Team of Germany Fall André Zoete   France
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation Start Earned Total
1 Ebrahim Seifpour   Iran 0 0 0
2 Ali Aliyev   Soviet Union 0 1 1
2 Paul Neff   United Team of Germany 1 0 1
4 Nikola Vasilev Dimitrov   Bulgaria 3 0 3
4 Masayuki Matsubara   Japan 3 0 3
6 Gray Simons   United States 4 0 4
6 André Zoete   France 0 4 4
8 Ahmet Bilek   Turkey 1 4 5
8 Din Nawab   Pakistan 1 4 5
10 Carlo Vitrano   Italy 3 4 7
11 Lesław Kropp   Poland 4 4 8
12 Jorge Rosado   Mexico 4 4 8

Round 4Edit

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
Masayuki Matsubara   Japan Fall Nikola Vasilev Dimitrov   Bulgaria
Ahmet Bilek   Turkey Fall Din Nawab   Pakistan
Gray Simons   United States Decision Ali Aliyev   Soviet Union
Ebrahim Seifpour   Iran Fall André Zoete   France
Paul Neff   United Team of Germany Bye N/A N/A
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation Start Earned Total
1 Ebrahim Seifpour   Iran 0 0 0
2 Paul Neff   United Team of Germany 1 0 1
3 Masayuki Matsubara   Japan 3 0 3
4 Ali Aliyev   Soviet Union 1 3 4
5 Ahmet Bilek   Turkey 5 0 5
5 Gray Simons   United States 4 1 5
7 Nikola Vasilev Dimitrov   Bulgaria 3 4 7
8 André Zoete   France 4 4 8
9 Din Nawab   Pakistan 5 4 9

Round 5Edit

Simons's victory over Aliyev in round 4 was the tie-breaker for 5th place.

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
Ahmet Bilek   Turkey Fall Paul Neff   United Team of Germany
Masayuki Matsubara   Japan Decision Gray Simons   United States
Ebrahim Seifpour   Iran Fall Ali Aliyev   Soviet Union
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation Start Earned Total
1 Ebrahim Seifpour   Iran 0 0 0
2 Masayuki Matsubara   Japan 3 1 4
3 Ahmet Bilek   Turkey 5 0 5
3 Paul Neff   United Team of Germany 1 4 5
5 Gray Simons   United States 5 3 8
6 Ali Aliyev   Soviet Union 4 4 8

Round 6Edit

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
Masayuki Matsubara   Japan Fall Paul Neff   United Team of Germany
Ahmet Bilek   Turkey Decision Ebrahim Seifpour   Iran
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation Start Earned Total
1 Ebrahim Seifpour   Iran 0 3 3
2 Masayuki Matsubara   Japan 4 0 4
  Ahmet Bilek   Turkey 5 1 6
4 Paul Neff   United Team of Germany 5 4 9

Round 7Edit

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
Masayuki Matsubara   Japan Decision Ebrahim Seifpour   Iran
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation Start Earned Total
  Masayuki Matsubara   Japan 4 1 5
  Ebrahim Seifpour   Iran 3 3 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Wrestling at the 1960 Rome Summer Games: Men's Freestyle Flyweight". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  2. ^ Official Report, p. 502.