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Wrestling at the 1972 Summer Olympics

At the 1972 Summer Olympics, 20 wrestling events were contested, all for men. There were 10 weight classes in Greco-Roman wrestling and 10 classes in freestyle wrestling.

Wrestling
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Wrestling pictogram.svg
Venue Messegelände
Dates 27 August – 10 September
Competitors 388 from 49 nations
← 1968
1976 →

Contents

Medal summaryEdit

FreestyleEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg
details
Roman Dmitriyev
  Soviet Union
Ognyan Nikolov
  Bulgaria
Ebrahim Javadi
  Iran
52 kg
details
Kiyomi Kato
  Japan
Arsen Alakhverdiyev
  Soviet Union
Kim Gwong-Hyong
  North Korea
57 kg
details
Hideaki Yanagida
  Japan
Richard Sanders
  United States
László Klinga
  Hungary
62 kg
details
Zagalav Abdulbekov
  Soviet Union
Vehbi Akdağ
  Turkey
Ivan Krastev
  Bulgaria
68 kg
details
Dan Gable
  United States
Kikuo Wada
  Japan
Ruslan Ashuraliyev
  Soviet Union
74 kg
details
Wayne Wells
  United States
Jan Karlsson
  Sweden
Adolf Seger
  West Germany
82 kg
details
Levan Tediashvili
  Soviet Union
John Peterson
  United States
Vasile Iorga
  Romania
90 kg
details
Ben Peterson
  United States
Gennadi Strakhov
  Soviet Union
Károly Bajkó
  Hungary
100 kg
details
Ivan Yarygin
  Soviet Union
Khorloogiin Bayanmönkh
  Mongolia
József Csatári
  Hungary
+100 kg
details
Aleksandr Medved
  Soviet Union
Osman Duraliev
  Bulgaria
Chris Taylor
  United States

Greco-RomanEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg
details
Gheorghe Berceanu
  Romania
Rahim Aliabadi
  Iran
Stefan Angelov
  Bulgaria
52 kg
details
Petar Kirov
  Bulgaria
Koichiro Hirayama
  Japan
Giuseppe Bognanni
  Italy
57 kg
details
Rustam Kazakov
  Soviet Union
Hans-Jürgen Veil
  West Germany
Risto Björlin
  Finland
62 kg
details
Georgi Markov
  Bulgaria
Heinz-Helmut Wehling
  East Germany
Kazimierz Lipień
  Poland
68 kg
details
Shamil Khisamutdinov
  Soviet Union
Stoyan Apostolov
  Bulgaria
Gian Matteo Ranzi
  Italy
74 kg
details
Vítězslav Mácha
  Czechoslovakia
Petros Galaktopoulos
  Greece
Jan Karlsson
  Sweden
82 kg
details
Csaba Hegedűs
  Hungary
Anatoly Nazarenko
  Soviet Union
Milan Nenadić
  Yugoslavia
90 kg
details
Valery Rezantsev
  Soviet Union
Josip Čorak
  Yugoslavia
Czesław Kwieciński
  Poland
100 kg
details
Nicolae Martinescu
  Romania
Nikolay Yakovenko
  Soviet Union
Ferenc Kiss
  Hungary
+100 kg
details
Anatoly Roshchin
  Soviet Union
Aleksandar Tomov
  Bulgaria
Victor Dolipschi
  Romania

Medal tableEdit

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   Soviet Union (URS) 9 4 1 14
2   United States (USA) 3 2 1 6
3   Bulgaria (BUL) 2 4 2 8
4   Japan (JPN) 2 2 0 4
5   Romania (ROU) 2 0 2 4
6   Hungary (HUN) 1 0 4 5
7   Czechoslovakia (TCH) 1 0 0 1
8   Iran (IRI) 0 1 1 2
  Sweden (SWE) 0 1 1 2
  West Germany (FRG) 0 1 1 2
  Yugoslavia (YUG) 0 1 1 2
12   East Germany (GDR) 0 1 0 1
  Greece (GRE) 0 1 0 1
  Mongolia (MGL) 0 1 0 1
  Turkey (TUR) 0 1 0 1
16   Italy (ITA) 0 0 2 2
  Poland (POL) 0 0 2 2
18   Finland (FIN) 0 0 1 1
  North Korea (PRK) 0 0 1 1

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 392 wrestlers from 50 nations competed at the Munich Games:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit