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Lightweight, Greco-Roman (≤70 kilograms), Men

Date16 – 19 October 1964
StatusOlympic
LocationKomazawa Gymnasium, Komazawa Olympic Park, Tokyo
Participants19 from 19 countries
FormatScoring by negative points, with negative points given for any result short of a fall. Accumulation of 6 negative points eliminated the wrestler.

Yugoslavian Steven Horvat had won the 1963 World Championships, after finishing second in 1962 to Turkey’s Kazım Ayvaz. Ayvaz was the 1958 World Champion in welterweight and had fought at the 1960 Olympics as a middleweight, finishing fourth, but he remained at lightweight and competed in this class at Tokyo. There were six wrestlers left after four rounds, with all but Ayvaz eliminated in round five, including Horvat, giving Ayvaz the gold medal. Three wrestlers were tied after that round with 6 bad points, and they had not yet met in the tournament, necessitating a final round for the other medals. Romania’s Valeriu Bularcă defeated Soviet Davit Gvantseladze and drew with Japan’s Tokuaki Fujita to win the silver medal. Gvantseladze won the bronze by defeating Fujita by decision.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCREBad Points
1Kazım AyvazTURGold
2Valeriu BularcăROUSilver
3Davit GvantseladzeURSBronze
4Tokuaki FujitaJPN
5Stevan HorvatYUG
6Eero TapioFIN
ACRune JohnssonSWEEliminated r4/66
ACIvan IvanovBULEliminated r4/67
ACFranz SchmittGEREliminated r4/68
ACDimitrios SavvasGREEliminated r3/66
ACKurt MadsenDENEliminated r3/67
ACWahid Ullah ZaidAFGEliminated r3/69
ACJim BurkeUSAEliminated r3/69
ACFranz BergerAUTEliminated r2/66
ACMahmoud IbrahimEGYEliminated r2/66
ACHossein EbrahimianIRIEliminated r2/66
ACKim Ik-JongKOREliminated r2/66
ACAlejandro EchanizMEXEliminated r2/66
ACRaúl RomeroARGWithdrew r2/64

Round One (16 October 1964)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBad Points
=1Ivan IvanovBUL0
=1Tokuaki FujitaJPN0
=3Dimitrios SavvasGRE1
=3Rune JohnssonSWE1
=3Kazım AyvazTUR1
=3Davit GvantseladzeURS1
=3Stevan HorvatYUG1
=8Wahid Ullah ZaidAFG2
=8Eero TapioFIN2
=8Hossein EbrahimianIRI2
=8Alejandro EchanizMEX2
=8Valeriu BularcăROU2
=8Jim BurkeUSA2
=14Franz BergerAUT3
=14Kurt MadsenDEN3
=14Mahmoud IbrahimEGY3
=14Franz SchmittGER3
=14Kim Ik-JongKOR3
19Raúl RomeroARG4withdrew

Match #1 Jim BurkeUSA
draw
Hossein EbrahimianIRI
Match #2 Alejandro EchanizMEX
draw
Wahid Ullah ZaidAFG
Match #3 Stevan HorvatYUG
decision
Franz BergerAUT
Match #4 Eero TapioFIN
draw
Valeriu BularcăROU
Match #5 Dimitrios SavvasGRE
decision
Kim Ik-JongKOR
Match #6 Tokuaki FujitaJPN
fall (4:05)
Raúl RomeroARG
Match #7 Davit GvantseladzeURS
decision
Franz SchmittGER
Match #8 Rune JohnssonSWE
decision
Kurt MadsenDEN
Match #9 Kazım AyvazTUR
decision
Mahmoud IbrahimEGY
Match #10 Ivan IvanovBUL bye

Round Two (17 October 1964)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBad Points
=1Ivan IvanovBUL1
=1Tokuaki FujitaJPN1
=1Rune JohnssonSWE1
=4Eero TapioFIN2
=4Kazım AyvazTUR2
=4Stevan HorvatYUG2
7Valeriu BularcăROU3
=8Kurt MadsenDEN4
=8Franz SchmittGER4
=8Dimitrios SavvasGRE4
=8Davit GvantseladzeURS4
=12Wahid Ullah ZaidAFG5
=12Jim BurkeUSA5
=14Franz BergerAUT6eliminated
=14Mahmoud IbrahimEGY6eliminated
=14Hossein EbrahimianIRI6eliminated
=14Kim Ik-JongKOR6eliminated
=14Alejandro EchanizMEX6eliminated

Match #1 Ivan IvanovBUL
decision
Jim BurkeUSA
Match #2 Eero TapioFIN
fall (4:33)
Hossein EbrahimianIRI
Match #3 Valeriu BularcăROU
decision
Kim Ik-JongKOR
Match #4 Tokuaki FujitaJPN
decision
Dimitrios SavvasGRE
Match #5 Rune JohnssonSWE
fall (3:16)
Alejandro EchanizMEX
Match #6 Kurt MadsenDEN
decision
Wahid Ullah ZaidAFG
Match #7 Franz SchmittGER
decision
Franz BergerAUT
Match #8 Stevan HorvatYUG
decision
Mahmoud IbrahimEGY
Match #9 Kazım AyvazTUR
decision
Davit GvantseladzeURS

Round Three (18 October 1964)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBad Points
=1Tokuaki FujitaJPN2
=1Kazım AyvazTUR2
=3Eero TapioFIN3
=3Valeriu BularcăROU3
=3Rune JohnssonSWE3
=6Ivan IvanovBUL4
=6Franz SchmittGER4
=8Davit GvantseladzeURS5
=8Stevan HorvatYUG5
10Dimitrios SavvasGRE6eliminated
11Kurt MadsenDEN7eliminated
=12Wahid Ullah ZaidAFG9eliminated
=12Jim BurkeUSA9eliminated

Match #1 Eero TapioFIN
decision
Ivan IvanovBUL
Match #2 Valeriu BularcăROU
foul (7:58)
Jim BurkeUSA
Match #3 Dimitrios SavvasGRE
draw
Rune JohnssonSWE
Match #4 Tokuaki FujitaJPN
decision
Kurt MadsenDEN
Match #5 Franz SchmittGER
fall (7:12)
Wahid Ullah ZaidAFG
Match #6 Davit GvantseladzeURS
decision
Stevan HorvatYUG
Match #7 Kazım AyvazTUR bye

Round Four (19 October 1964)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBad Points
1Kazım AyvazTUR3
=2Tokuaki FujitaJPN4
=2Valeriu BularcăROU4
=4Eero TapioFIN5
=4Davit GvantseladzeURS5
=4Stevan HorvatYUG5
7Rune JohnssonSWE6eliminated
8Ivan IvanovBUL7eliminated
9Franz SchmittGER8eliminated

Match #1 Kazım AyvazTUR
decision
Ivan IvanovBUL
Match #2 Eero TapioFIN
draw
Tokuaki FujitaJPN
Match #3 Valeriu BularcăROU
decision
Rune JohnssonSWE
Match #4 Stevan HorvatYUG
fall (9:12)
Franz SchmittGER
Match #5 Davit GvantseladzeURS bye

Round Five (19 October 1964)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBad Points
1Kazım AyvazTUR5
=2Tokuaki FujitaJPN6eliminated
=2Valeriu BularcăROU6eliminated
=2Davit GvantseladzeURS6eliminated
5Stevan HorvatYUG7eliminated
6Eero TapioFIN8eliminated

Match #1 Davit GvantseladzeURS
decision
Eero TapioFIN
Match #2 Kazım AyvazTUR
draw
Valeriu BularcăROU
Match #3 Tokuaki FujitaJPN
draw
Stevan HorvatYUG

Final Round (19 October 1964)

Match #1 Valeriu BularcăROU
decision
Davit GvantseladzeURS
Match #2 Davit GvantseladzeURS
decision
Tokuaki FujitaJPN
Match #3 Valeriu BularcăROU
draw
Tokuaki FujitaJPN