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

The men's freestyle flyweight 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 flyweight
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
VenueKomazawa Gymnasium
Dates11–14 October
Competitors22 from 22 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Yoshikatsu Yoshida  Japan
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Chang Chang-sun  South Korea
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Ali Akbar Heidari  Iran
← 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
Muhammad Niaz-Din   Pakistan Tie Ali Akbar Heidari   Iran
Athanasios Zafeiropoulos   Greece Fall Liang Soon Hin   Malaysia
Gray Simons   United States Decision Stoyko Malov   Bulgaria
Ali Aliyev   Soviet Union Decision Gheorghe Ţarălungă   Romania
Malwa Singh   India Decision Paul Neff   United Team of Germany
Chimedbazaryn Damdinsharav   Mongolia Decision Ernest Fernando   Sri Lanka
Cemal Yanılmaz   Turkey Fall Seán O'Connor   Ireland
Vincenzo Grassi   Italy Decision Faiz Mohammad Khakshar   Afghanistan
Yoshikatsu Yoshida   Japan Fall André Zoete   France
Eduardo Campbell   Panama Fall César del Rio   Mexico
Chang Chang-sun   South Korea Fall Max McAlary   Australia
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation R1
1 Eduardo Campbell   Panama 0
1 Chang Chang-sun   South Korea 0
1 Cemal Yanılmaz   Turkey 0
1 Yoshikatsu Yoshida   Japan 0
1 Athanasios Zafeiropoulos   Greece 0
6 Ali Aliyev   Soviet Union 1
6 Chimedbazaryn Damdinsharav   Mongolia 1
6 Vincenzo Grassi   Italy 1
6 Gray Simons   United States 1
6 Malwa Singh   India 1
11 Ali Akbar Heidari   Iran 2
11 Muhammad Niaz-Din   Pakistan 2
13 Ernest Fernando   Sri Lanka 3
13 Faiz Mohammad Khakshar   Afghanistan 3
13 Stoyko Malov   Bulgaria 3
13 Paul Neff   United Team of Germany 3
13 Gheorghe Ţarălungă   Romania 3
18 César del Rio   Mexico 4
18 Liang Soon Hin   Malaysia 4
18 Max McAlary   Australia 4
18 Seán O'Connor   Ireland 4
18 André Zoete   France 4

Round 2Edit

Seven wrestlers had their second loss in round 2 and were eliminated, leaving 15 competitors to advance to round 3. Yoshida was the only wrestler left with 0 points.

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
Muhammad Niaz-Din   Pakistan Decision Athanasios Zafeiropoulos   Greece
Ali Akbar Heidari   Iran Fall Liang Soon Hin   Malaysia
André Zoete   France Fall Max McAlary   Australia
Stoyko Malov   Bulgaria Fall Gheorghe Ţarălungă   Romania
Gray Simons   United States Tie Ali Aliyev   Soviet Union
Chang Chang-sun   South Korea Decision Eduardo Campbell   Panama
Malwa Singh   India Walkover Ernest Fernando   Sri Lanka
Chimedbazaryn Damdinsharav   Mongolia Walkover Paul Neff   United Team of Germany
Cemal Yanılmaz   Turkey Decision Vincenzo Grassi   Italy
Seán O'Connor   Ireland Fall Faiz Mohammad Khakshar   Afghanistan
Yoshikatsu Yoshida   Japan Fall César del Rio   Mexico
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation R1 R2 Total
1 Yoshikatsu Yoshida   Japan 0 0 0
2 Chang Chang-sun   South Korea 0 1 1
2 Chimedbazaryn Damdinsharav   Mongolia 1 0 1
2 Malwa Singh   India 1 0 1
2 Cemal Yanılmaz   Turkey 0 1 1
6 Ali Akbar Heidari   Iran 2 0 2
7 Ali Aliyev   Soviet Union 1 2 3
7 Eduardo Campbell   Panama 0 3 3
7 Stoyko Malov   Bulgaria 3 0 3
7 Muhammad Niaz-Din   Pakistan 2 1 3
7 Gray Simons   United States 1 2 3
7 Athanasios Zafeiropoulos   Greece 0 3 3
13 Vincenzo Grassi   Italy 1 3 4
13 Seán O'Connor   Ireland 4 0 4
13 André Zoete   France 4 0 4
16 Ernest Fernando   Sri Lanka 3 4 7
16 Faiz Mohammad Khakshar   Afghanistan 3 4 7
16 Paul Neff   United Team of Germany 3 4 7
16 Gheorghe Ţarălungă   Romania 3 4 7
20 César del Rio   Mexico 4 4 8
20 Liang Soon Hin   Malaysia 4 4 8
20 Max McAlary   Australia 4 4 8

Round 3Edit

Four more wrestlers reached 6 or more points after taking a second loss in this round. Advancing to round 4 were 11 wrestlers, 7 of whom had 4 points and would be eliminated with a loss or tie. Chang and Yoshida each had only 1 point to lead the group.

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
Muhammad Niaz-Din   Pakistan Decision Stoyko Malov   Bulgaria
Ali Akbar Heidari   Iran Decision Athanasios Zafeiropoulos   Greece
Gray Simons   United States Decision Malwa Singh   India
Ali Aliyev   Soviet Union Decision Chimedbazaryn Damdinsharav   Mongolia
Vincenzo Grassi   Italy Decision Seán O'Connor   Ireland
Yoshikatsu Yoshida   Japan Decision Cemal Yanılmaz   Turkey
André Zoete   France Fall Eduardo Campbell   Panama
Chang Chang-sun   South Korea Bye N/A N/A
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation R1 R2 R3 Total
1 Chang Chang-sun   South Korea 0 1 0 1
1 Yoshikatsu Yoshida   Japan 0 0 1 1
3 Ali Akbar Heidari   Iran 2 0 1 3
4 Ali Aliyev   Soviet Union 1 2 1 4
4 Chimedbazaryn Damdinsharav   Mongolia 1 0 3 4
4 Muhammad Niaz-Din   Pakistan 2 1 1 4
4 Gray Simons   United States 1 2 1 4
4 Malwa Singh   India 1 0 3 4
4 Cemal Yanılmaz   Turkey 0 1 3 4
4 André Zoete   France 4 0 0 4
11 Vincenzo Grassi   Italy 1 3 1 5
12 Stoyko Malov   Bulgaria 3 0 3 6
12 Athanasios Zafeiropoulos   Greece 0 3 3 6
14 Eduardo Campbell   Panama 0 3 4 7
14 Seán O'Connor   Ireland 4 0 3 7

Round 4Edit

Five wrestlers were eliminated: Chimedbazaryn, Singh, and Grassi each had two losses; Niaz-Din had only one and Simons had not lost at all, but their accumulation of points from draws and wins by decision was enough to put them at 6 or more. Yoshida regained sole possession of the lead, staying at 1 point while Chang received a second. Three wrestlers stayed at 4 points, while Heidari moved from 3 to 5 with his tie.

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
Chang Chang-sun   South Korea Decision Muhammad Niaz-Din   Pakistan
Ali Akbar Heidari   Iran Tie Gray Simons   United States
Ali Aliyev   Soviet Union Fall Malwa Singh   India
Cemal Yanılmaz   Turkey Fall Chimedbazaryn Damdinsharav   Mongolia
Yoshikatsu Yoshida   Japan Fall Vincenzo Grassi   Italy
André Zoete   France Bye N/A N/A
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 Yoshikatsu Yoshida   Japan 0 0 1 0 1
2 Chang Chang-sun   South Korea 0 1 0 1 2
3 Ali Aliyev   Soviet Union 1 2 1 0 4
3 Cemal Yanılmaz   Turkey 0 1 3 0 4
3 André Zoete   France 4 0 0 0 4
6 Ali Akbar Heidari   Iran 2 0 1 2 5
7 Gray Simons   United States 1 2 1 2 6
8 Muhammad Niaz-Din   Pakistan 2 1 1 3 7
9 Chimedbazaryn Damdinsharav   Mongolia 1 0 3 4 8
9 Malwa Singh   India 1 0 3 4 8
11 Vincenzo Grassi   Italy 1 3 1 4 9

Round 5Edit

All four wrestlers that started the round with 4 points lost by decision and were eliminated in a three-way tie for 4th place. Heidari, who started with 5 points and had not lost any bout, was also eliminated because his win by decision gave him 6 points. Yoshida and Chang were the last two wrestlers remaining; they advanced to a final bout.

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
Chang Chang-sun   South Korea Decision André Zoete   France
Ali Akbar Heidari   Iran Decision Cemal Yanılmaz   Turkey
Yoshikatsu Yoshida   Japan Decision Ali Aliyev   Soviet Union
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total
1 Yoshikatsu Yoshida   Japan 0 0 1 0 1 2
2 Chang Chang-sun   South Korea 0 1 0 1 1 3
  Ali Akbar Heidari   Iran 2 0 1 2 1 6
4 Ali Aliyev   Soviet Union 1 2 1 0 3 7
4 Cemal Yanılmaz   Turkey 0 1 3 0 3 7
4 André Zoete   France 4 0 0 0 3 7

Final roundEdit

In a head-to-head final bout for the gold medal, Yoshida won by decision.

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
Yoshikatsu Yoshida   Japan Decision Chang Chang-sun   South Korea
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation Points
  Yoshikatsu Yoshida   Japan 1
  Chang Chang-sun   South Korea 3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Wrestling at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games: Men's Freestyle Flyweight". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  2. ^ Official Report, p. 462.