Wrestling at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's freestyle featherweight

The men's freestyle featherweight competition at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo took place from 11 to 14 October at the Komazawa Gymnasium. Nations were limited to one competitor.[1]

Men's freestyle featherweight
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
Stancho Kolev, Osamu Watanabe, Nodar Khokhashvili 1964b.jpg
Medal winners
VenueKomazawa Gymnasium
Dates11–14 October
Competitors21 from 21 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Osamu Watanabe  Japan
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Stancho Ivanov  Bulgaria
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Nodar Khokhashvili  Soviet Union
← 1960
1968 →

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 adjusted at the 1960 Summer Olympics. Each bout awarded 4 points. If the victory was by fall, the winner received 0 and the loser 4. If the victory was by decision, the winner received 1 and the loser 3. If the bout was tied, each wrestler received 2 points. A wrestler who accumulated 6 or more points was eliminated. Rounds continued until there were 3 or fewer uneliminated wrestlers. If only 1 wrestler remained, he received the gold medal. If 2 wrestlers remained, point totals were ignored and they faced each other for gold and silver (if they had already wrestled each other, that result was used). If 3 wrestlers remained, point totals were ignored and a round-robin was held among those 3 to determine medals (with previous head-to-head results, if any, counting for this round-robin).[1][2]

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
Osamu Watanabe   Japan Fall Baldangiin Sanjaa   Mongolia
Raúl Romero   Argentina Decision John Smith   Zambia
Reiner Schilling   United Team of Germany Decision Antonio Senosa   Philippines
Yun Daek   South Korea Decision Ray Brown   Australia
Mario Tovar   Mexico Fall Roy Meehan   New Zealand
Matti Jutila   Canada Fall Ibrahim Seifpour   Iran
Tauno Jaskari   Finland Tie Bandu Patil   India
Bobby Douglas   United States Decision Hayrullah Şahinkaya   Turkey
Nodar Khokhashvili   Soviet Union Decision Muhammad Akhtar   Pakistan
Stancho Ivanov   Bulgaria Fall Bert Aspen   Great Britain
Mohammad Ebrahim Khedri   Afghanistan Bye N/A N/A
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation R1
1 Mohammad Ebrahim Khedri   Afghanistan 0
1 Stancho Ivanov   Bulgaria 0
1 Matti Jutila   Canada 0
1 Mario Tovar   Mexico 0
1 Osamu Watanabe   Japan 0
6 Bobby Douglas   United States 1
6 Nodar Khokhashvili   Soviet Union 1
6 Raúl Romero   Argentina 1
6 Reiner Schilling   United Team of Germany 1
6 Yun Daek   South Korea 1
11 Tauno Jaskari   Finland 2
11 Bandu Patil   India 2
13 Muhammad Akhtar   Pakistan 3
13 Ray Brown   Australia 3
13 Hayrullah Şahinkaya   Turkey 3
13 Antonio Senosa   Philippines 3
13 John Smith   Zambia 3
18 Bert Aspen   Great Britain 4
18 Baldangiin Sanjaa   Mongolia 4
18 Roy Meehan   New Zealand 4
18 Ibrahim Seifpour   Iran 4

Round 2Edit

Six wrestlers were eliminated after two losses; a seventh man was also eliminated after a tie and a loss by fall. Baldangiin Sanjaa withdrew after the round. Thirteen wrestlers advanced to round 3, led by Ebrahim and Watanabe at 0 points.

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
Mohammad Ebrahim Khedri   Afghanistan Fall Raúl Romero   Argentina
Osamu Watanabe   Japan Fall John Smith   Zambia
Baldangiin Sanjaa   Mongolia Fall Antonio Senosa   Philippines
Reiner Schilling   United Team of Germany Decision Yun Daek   South Korea
Mario Tovar   Mexico Decision Ray Brown   Australia
Ibrahim Seifpour   Iran Fall Roy Meehan   New Zealand
Tauno Jaskari   Finland Decision Matti Jutila   Canada
Bobby Douglas   United States Fall Bandu Patil   India
Nodar Khokhashvili   Soviet Union Decision Hayrullah Şahinkaya   Turkey
Stancho Ivanov   Bulgaria Decision Muhammad Akhtar   Pakistan
Bert Aspen   Great Britain Bye N/A N/A
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation R1 R2 Total
1 Mohammad Ebrahim Khedri   Afghanistan 0 0 0
1 Osamu Watanabe   Japan 0 0 0
3 Bobby Douglas   United States 1 0 1
3 Stancho Ivanov   Bulgaria 0 1 1
3 Mario Tovar   Mexico 0 1 1
6 Nodar Khokhashvili   Soviet Union 1 1 2
6 Reiner Schilling   United Team of Germany 1 1 2
8 Tauno Jaskari   Finland 2 1 3
8 Matti Jutila   Canada 0 3 3
10 Bert Aspen   Great Britain 4 0 4
10 Ibrahim Seifpour   Iran 4 0 4
10 Yun Daek   South Korea 1 3 4
13 Raúl Romero   Argentina 1 4 5
14 Baldangiin Sanjaa   Mongolia 4 0 4*
15 Muhammad Akhtar   Pakistan 3 3 6
15 Ray Brown   Australia 3 3 6
15 Hayrullah Şahinkaya   Turkey 3 3 6
15 Bandu Patil   India 2 4 6
19 Antonio Senosa   Philippines 3 4 7
19 John Smith   Zambia 3 4 7
21 Roy Meehan   New Zealand 4 4 8

Round 3Edit

Five of the six bout losers in this round were eliminated; Tover, who had started with 1 point and thus could not be eliminated, moved to 4 points but stayed in competition. Eight men remained. Watanabe was the only wrestler to continue to have 0 points after his third win by fall.

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
Mohammad Ebrahim Khedri   Afghanistan Decision Bert Aspen   Great Britain
Osamu Watanabe   Japan Fall Raúl Romero   Argentina
Reiner Schilling   United Team of Germany Decision Mario Tovar   Mexico
Ibrahim Seifpour   Iran Fall Yun Daek   South Korea
Bobby Douglas   United States Decision Matti Jutila   Canada
Nodar Khokhashvili   Soviet Union Decision Tauno Jaskari   Finland
Stancho Ivanov   Bulgaria Bye N/A N/A
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation R1 R2 R3 Total
1 Osamu Watanabe   Japan 0 0 0 0
2 Mohammad Ebrahim Khedri   Afghanistan 0 0 1 1
2 Stancho Ivanov   Bulgaria 0 1 0 1
4 Bobby Douglas   United States 1 0 1 2
5 Nodar Khokhashvili   Soviet Union 1 1 1 3
5 Reiner Schilling   United Team of Germany 1 1 1 3
7 Ibrahim Seifpour   Iran 4 0 0 4
7 Mario Tovar   Mexico 0 1 3 4
9 Tauno Jaskari   Finland 2 1 3 6
9 Matti Jutila   Canada 0 3 3 6
11 Bert Aspen   Great Britain 4 0 3 7
12 Yun Daek   South Korea 1 3 4 8
13 Raúl Romero   Argentina 1 4 4 9

Round 4Edit

All four bouts were determined by decision, resulting in wrestlers receiving at least 1 point. Watanabe, at 1 point, remained in the lead. Schilling's first loss was enough to eliminate him; Tovar had two losses and was also eliminated. Ebrahim and Douglas were each able to survive their first loss, at 4 and 5 points total respectively.

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
Stancho Ivanov   Bulgaria Decision Mohammad Ebrahim Khedri   Afghanistan
Osamu Watanabe   Japan Decision Reiner Schilling   United Team of Germany
Ibrahim Seifpour   Iran Decision Mario Tovar   Mexico
Nodar Khokhashvili   Soviet Union Decision Bobby Douglas   United States
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 Osamu Watanabe   Japan 0 0 0 1 1
2 Stancho Ivanov   Bulgaria 0 1 0 1 2
3 Mohammad Ebrahim Khedri   Afghanistan 0 0 1 3 4
3 Nodar Khokhashvili   Soviet Union 1 1 1 1 4
5 Bobby Douglas   United States 1 0 1 3 5
5 Ibrahim Seifpour   Iran 4 0 0 1 5
7 Reiner Schilling   United Team of Germany 1 1 1 3 6
8 Mario Tovar   Mexico 0 1 3 3 7

Round 5Edit

Watanabe received his second point in a win by decision over Ivanov; the latter man moved from 2 points to 5 points and so remained in contention. The bout between Douglas and Ebrahim resulted in both wrestlers being eliminated; Douglas needed to win by fall to remain uneliminated but instead won by decision. Khokhashvili won his fifth straight decision, staying in the competition at 5 points.

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
Osamu Watanabe   Japan Decision Stancho Ivanov   Bulgaria
Bobby Douglas   United States Decision Mohammad Ebrahim Khedri   Afghanistan
Nodar Khokhashvili   Soviet Union Decision Ibrahim Seifpour   Iran
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total
1 Osamu Watanabe   Japan 0 0 0 1 1 2
2 Stancho Ivanov   Bulgaria 0 1 0 1 3 5
2 Nodar Khokhashvili   Soviet Union 1 1 1 1 1 5
4 Bobby Douglas   United States 1 0 1 3 1 6
5 Mohammad Ebrahim Khedri   Afghanistan 0 0 1 3 3 7
6 Ibrahim Seifpour   Iran 4 0 0 1 3 8

Final roundEdit

With three remaining wrestlers, the final round was a round-robin among the medalists. Watanabe's round 5 victory over Ivanov counted. Ivanov and Khokhasvili wrestled to a draw; this would ultimately be the de facto silver/bronze match as Watanabe then defeated Khokhashvili by decision to take the gold medal. Ivanov and Khokhasvili each had 5 points in the round-robin (the tie against each other as well as a loss by decision to Watanabe), and head-to-head results (the tie) were unable to break the standings tie. The next tie-breaker was body weight; Ivanov took silver as the lighter wrestler.

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
Osamu Watanabe   Japan Decision
(Round 5)
Stancho Ivanov   Bulgaria
Stancho Ivanov   Bulgaria Tie Nodar Khokhashvili   Soviet Union
Osamu Watanabe   Japan Decision Nodar Khokhashvili   Soviet Union
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation Points
  Osamu Watanabe   Japan 2
  Stancho Ivanov   Bulgaria 5
  Nodar Khokhashvili   Soviet Union 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Wrestling at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games: Men's Freestyle Featherweight". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  2. ^ Official Report, p. 468.