Wrestling at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's freestyle 74 kg

The Men's Freestyle 74 kg at the 1972 Summer Olympics as part of the wrestling program at the Fairgrounds, Judo and Wrestling Hall.[1]

Men's freestyle 74 kg
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
VenueMesse München
Dates27–31 August
Competitors25 from 25 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Wayne Wells  United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Jan Karlsson  Sweden
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Adolf Seger  West Germany
← 1968
1976 →

MedalistsEdit

Gold Wayne Wells
  United States
Silver Jan Karlsson
  Sweden
Bronze Adolf Seger
  West Germany

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.

Legend
  • DNA — Did not appear
  • TPP — Total penalty points
  • MPP — Match penalty points
Penalties
  • 0 — Won by Fall, Passivity, Injury and Forfeit
  • 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, Passivity, Injury and Forfeit

Round 1Edit

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
4 4   Toshitada Yoshida (JPN) 7:31   Francisco Lebeque (CUB) 4 4
0 0   Adolf Seger (FRG) 8:23   Alfred Wurr (CAN) 4 4
1 1   Yuri Gusov (URS)   Ludovic Ambruș (ROU) 3 3
3 3   Bruce Akers (AUS)   Mukhtiar Singh (IND) 1 1
3 3   Daniel Robin (FRA)   Yancho Pavlov (BUL) 1 1
4 4   Bachir Hani Abou Assi (LIB) 5:06   Robert Blaser (SUI) 0 0
3.5 3.5   Bruno Hartmann (AUT)   Danzandarjaagiin Sereeter (MGL) 0.5 0.5
0 0   Wayne Wells (USA) 5:59   Mehmet Ali Demirtaş (TUR) 4 4
3 3   Tony Shacklady (GBR)   Miroslav Musil (TCH) 1 1
4 4   Nestor González (ARG) 5:07   Wolfgang Nitschke (GDR) 0 0
0 0   Jan Karlsson (SWE) 2:28   Shakar Khan Shakar (AFG) 4 4
3 3   Muhammad Yaghoub (PAK)   Miklós Urbanovics (HUN) 1 1
0   Mansour Barzegar (IRI) Bye

Round 2Edit

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
0.5 0.5   Mansour Barzegar (IRI)   Toshitada Yoshida (JPN) 3.5 7.5
8 4   Francisco Lebeque (CUB) 2:55   Adolf Seger (FRG) 0 0
8 4   Alfred Wurr (CAN) 3:51   Yuri Gusov (URS) 0 1
3.5 0.5   Ludovic Ambruș (ROU)   Bruce Akers (AUS) 3.5 6.5
5 4   Mukhtiar Singh (IND) 2:24   Daniel Robin (FRA) 0 3
1 0   Yancho Pavlov (BUL) 2:02   Bachir Hani Abou Assi (LIB) 4 8
1 1   Robert Blaser (SUI)   Bruno Hartmann (AUT) 3 6.5
4.5 4   Danzandarjaagiin Sereeter (MGL) 8:25   Wayne Wells (USA) 0 0
5 1   Mehmet Ali Demirtaş (TUR)   Tony Shacklady (GBR) 3 6
1 0   Miroslav Musil (TCH) 4:46   Nestor González (ARG) 4 8
1 1   Wolfgang Nitschke (GDR)   Jan Karlsson (SWE) 3 3
6 2   Shakar Khan Shakar (AFG)   Muhammad Yaghoub (PAK) 2 5
1   Miklós Urbanovics (HUN) Bye

Round 3Edit

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
3.5 2.5   Miklós Urbanovics (HUN)   Mansour Barzegar (IRI) 2.5 3
1 1   Adolf Seger (FRG)   Yuri Gusov (URS) 3 4
3.5 0   Ludovic Ambruș (ROU) 2:27   Mukhtiar Singh (IND) 4 9
3 0   Daniel Robin (FRA) 4:17   Robert Blaser (SUI) 4 5
2 1   Yancho Pavlov (BUL)   Danzandarjaagiin Sereeter (MGL) 3 7.5
0 0   Wayne Wells (USA) 1:24   Miroslav Musil (TCH) 4 5
9 4   Mehmet Ali Demirtaş (TUR) 8:18   Wolfgang Nitschke (GDR) 0 1
3 0   Jan Karlsson (SWE) 3:49   Muhammad Yaghoub (PAK) 4 9

Round 4Edit

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
6.5 3   Miklós Urbanovics (HUN)   Adolf Seger (FRG) 1 2
3 0   Mansour Barzegar (IRI) 6:18   Yuri Gusov (URS) 4 8
6.5 3   Ludovic Ambruș (ROU)   Daniel Robin (FRA) 1 4
2.5 0.5   Yancho Pavlov (BUL)   Robert Blaser (SUI) 3.5 8.5
1 1   Wayne Wells (USA)   Wolfgang Nitschke (GDR) 3 4
9 4   Miroslav Musil (TCH) 5:36   Jan Karlsson (SWE) 0 3

Round 5Edit

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
7 4   Mansour Barzegar (IRI) 5:18   Adolf Seger (FRG) 0 2
7 3   Daniel Robin (FRA)   Wayne Wells (USA) 1 2
3.5 1   Yancho Pavlov (BUL)   Wolfgang Nitschke (GDR) 3 7
3   Jan Karlsson (SWE) Bye

Round 6Edit

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
4 1   Jan Karlsson (SWE)   Adolf Seger (FRG) 3 5
7.5 4   Yancho Pavlov (BUL) 6:37   Wayne Wells (USA) 0 2

FinalEdit

Results from the preliminary round are carried forward into the final (shown in yellow).

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
1   Jan Karlsson (SWE)   Adolf Seger (FRG) 3
4 3   Jan Karlsson (SWE)   Wayne Wells (USA) 1
6 3   Adolf Seger (FRG)   Wayne Wells (USA) 1 2

Final standingsEdit

  1.   Wayne Wells (USA)
  2.   Jan Karlsson (SWE)
  3.   Adolf Seger (FRG)
  4.   Yancho Pavlov (BUL)
  5.   Daniel Robin (FRA),   Mansour Barzegar (IRI) and   Wolfgang Nitschke (GDR)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wrestling at the 1972 Munich Summer Games: Men's Welterweight, Freestyle". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 7 April 2019.

External linksEdit