Wrestling at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's freestyle 78 kg

The Men's Freestyle welterweight at the 1968 Summer Olympics as part of the wrestling program were held at the Insurgentes Ice Rink from October 17 to October 20.[1] The welterweight allowed wrestlers up to 78 kilograms.[2]

Men's freestyle welterweight
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
VenueInsurgentes Ice Rink
Date17 – 20 October
Competitors19 from 19 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Mahmut Atalay  Turkey
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Daniel Robin  France
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Tömöriin Artag  Mongolia
← 1964
1972 →

Tournament resultsEdit

The competition used a form of negative points tournament, with negative points given for any result short of a fall. Accumulation of 6 negative points eliminated the wrestler. When only two or three wrestlers remain, a special final round is used to determine the order of the medals.[1]

Legend
  • TF — Won by Fall
  • DQ — Won by Passivity or forfeit
  • D2 — Both wrestlers lost by Passivity
  • DNA — Did not appear
Penalties
  • 0 — Won by Fall and Disqualification
  • 0.5 — Won by Technical Superiority
  • 1 — Won by Points
  • 2 — Draw
  • 2.5 — Draw, Passivity
  • 3 — Lost by Points
  • 3.5 — Lost by Technical Superiority
  • 4 — Lost by Fall and Disqualification

1st roundEdit

TPP MPP Score MPP TPP
4 4   Mukhtiar Singh (IND) TF / 0:37   Yury Shakhmuradov (URS) 0 0
0 0   Brian Heffel (CAN) TF / 9:14   Wesley O'Brien (AUS) 4 4
1 1   Angel Sotirov (BUL)   Tömöriin Artag (MGL) 3 3
3 3   Anthony Shacklady (GBR)   Károly Bajkó (HUN) 1 1
0.5 0.5   Ali Mohammad Momeni (IRI)   Kayum Ayub (AFG) 3.5 3.5
1 1   Martin Heinze (GDR)   Carlos Romero (MEX) 3 3
1 1   Seo Yong-seok (KOR)   Osvaldo Ferrari (ITA) 3 3
1 1   Mahmut Atalay (TUR)   Steve Combs (USA) 3 3
3 3   Jimmy Martinetti (SUI)   Daniel Robin (FRA) 1 1
  Tatsuo Sasaki (JPN) Bye

2nd roundEdit

TPP MPP Score MPP TPP
8 4   Mukthiar Singh (IND) TF / 10:10   Tatsuo Sasaki (JPN) 0 0
0.5 0.5   Yury Shakhmuradov (URS)   Brian Heffel (CAN) 3.5 3.5
8 4   Wesley O'Brien (AUS) TF / 1:03   Angel Sotirov (BUL) 0 1
3 0   Tömöriin Artag (MGL) TF / 4:51   Anthony Shacklady (GBR) 4 7
1.5 1   Ali-Mohammad Momeni (IRI)   Károly Bajkó (HUN) 3 4
1 0   Martin Heinze (GDR) DQ   Kayum Ayub (AFG) 4 7.5
7 4   Carlos Romero (MEX) TF / 10:52   Seo Yong-Seok (KOR) 0 1
6.5 3.5   Osvaldo Ferrari (ITA)   Mahmut Atalay (TUR) 0.5 1.5
4 1   Steve Combs (USA)   Jimmy Martinetti (SUI) 3 6
  Daniel Robin (FRA) Bye

3rd roundEdit

TPP MPP Score MPP TPP
4 3   Daniel Robin (FRA)   Tatsuo Sasaki (JPN) 1 1
1.5 1   Yury Shakhmuradov (URS)   Angel Sotirov (BUL) 3 4
7.5 4   Brian Heffel (CAN) TF / 4:38   Tömöriin Artag (MGL) 0 3
5 1   Károly Bajkó (HUN)   Martin Heinze (GDR) 3 4
4.5 3   Ali-Mohammad Momeni (IRI)   Mahmut Atalay (TUR) 1 2.5
4 3   Seo Yong-Seok (KOR)   Steve Combs (USA) 1 5

4th roundEdit

TPP MPP Score MPP TPP
5.5 4   Yury Shakhmuradov (URS) DQ   Daniel Robin (FRA) 0 4
5 1   Angel Sotirov (BUL)   Tatsuo Sasaki (JPN) 3 4
4 1   Tömöriin Artag (MGL)   Károly Bajkó (HUN) 3 8
5.5 1   Ali-Mohammad Momeni (IRI)   Martin Heinze (GDR) 3 7
8 4   Seo Yong-Seok (KOR) TF / 8:37   Mahmut Atalay (TUR) 0 2.5
  Steve Combs (USA) Bye

5th roundEdit

TPP MPP Score MPP TPP
8 3   Steve Combs (USA)   Daniel Robin (FRA) 1 5
8 2.5   Yury Shakhmuradov (URS)   Tatsuo Sasaki (JPN) 2.5 6.5
8 3   Angel Sotirov (BUL)   Ali-Mohammad Momeni (IRI) 1 6.5
6 2   Tömöriin Artag (MGL)   Mahmut Atalay (TUR) 2 4.5

Final roundEdit

TPP MPP Score MPP TPP
5.5 1   Mahmut Atalay (TUR)   Daniel Robin (FRA) 3 8

Final standingsEdit

  1.   Mahmut Atalay (TUR)
  2.   Daniel Robin (FRA)
  3.   Tömöriin Artag (MGL)
  4.   Ali-Mohammad Momeni (IRI)
  5.   Tatsuo Sasaki (JPN)
  6.   Yury Shakhmuradov (URS)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Wrestling at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games: Men's Lightweight, Freestyle". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  2. ^ Official Report, p. 721.

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