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Wrestling at the 1968 Summer Olympics

At the 1968 Summer Olympics, 16 wrestling events were contested, for all men. There were eight weight classes in Greco-Roman wrestling and eight classes in freestyle wrestling.[1]

Wrestling
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Wrestling pictogram.svg
VenueInsurgentes Ice Rink
Dates16–26 October
Competitors297 from 46 nations
← 1964
1972 →

Medal summaryEdit

FreestyleEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
52 kg
details
  Shigeo Nakata (JPN)   Richard Sanders (USA)   Chimedbazaryn Damdinsharav (MGL)
57 kg
details
  Yojiro Uetake (JPN)   Donald Behm (USA)   Aboutaleb Talebi (IRI)
63 kg
details
  Masaaki Kaneko (JPN)   Enyu Todorov (BUL)   Shamseddin Seyed-Abbasi (IRI)
70 kg
details
  Abdollah Movahed (IRI)   Enyu Valchev (BUL)   Danzandarjaagiin Sereeter (MGL)
78 kg
details
  Mahmut Atalay (TUR)   Daniel Robin (FRA)   Tömöriin Artag (MGL)
87 kg
details
  Boris Michail Gurevich (URS)   Jigjidiin Mönkhbat (MGL)   Prodan Gardzhev (BUL)
97 kg
details
  Ahmet Ayık (TUR)   Shota Lomidze (URS)   József Csatári (HUN)
+97 kg
details
  Aleksandr Medved (URS)   Osman Duraliev (BUL)   Wilfried Dietrich (FRG)

Greco-RomanEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
52 kg
details
Petar Kirov
  Bulgaria
Vladimir Bakulin
  Soviet Union
Miroslav Zeman
  Czechoslovakia
57 kg
details
János Varga
  Hungary
Ion Baciu
  Romania
Ivan Kochergin
  Soviet Union
63 kg
details
Roman Rurua
  Soviet Union
Hideo Fujimoto
  Japan
Simion Popescu
  Romania
70 kg
details
Muneji Munemura
  Japan
Stevan Horvat
  Yugoslavia
Petros Galaktopoulos
  Greece
78 kg
details
Rudolf Vesper
  East Germany
Daniel Robin
  France
Károly Bajkó
  Hungary
87 kg
details
Lothar Metz
  East Germany
Valentin Oleynik
  Soviet Union
Branislav Simić
  Yugoslavia
97 kg
details
Boyan Radev
  Bulgaria
Nikolai Yakovenko
  Soviet Union
Nicolae Martinescu
  Romania
+97 kg
details
István Kozma
  Hungary
Anatoly Roshchin
  Soviet Union
Petr Kment
  Czechoslovakia

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Japan (JPN)4105
2  Soviet Union (URS)3519
3  Bulgaria (BUL)2316
4  Hungary (HUN)2024
5  East Germany (GDR)2002
  Turkey (TUR)2002
7  Iran (IRI)1023
8  France (FRA)0202
  United States (USA)0202
10  Mongolia (MGL)0134
11  Romania (ROU)0123
12  Yugoslavia (YUG)0112
13  Czechoslovakia (TCH)0022
14  Greece (GRE)0011
  West Germany (FRG)0011
Totals (15 nations)16161648


Participating nationsEdit

A total of 297 wrestlers from 46 nations competed at the Mexico City Games:[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Wrestling at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  2. ^ "The Official Report 1968 Produced by the Organizing Committee of the Games of the XIX Olympiad". III part 2. 1969: 300–317. Retrieved 21 September 2015. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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