Wrestling at the 1992 Summer Olympics

Dates 26 July – 7 August 1992
Medal Events 20

The 1992 Olympic wrestling tournament was held at the Institut Nacional d’Educació Fisica de Catalunya, which was an indoor venue that was renovated in 1991 in preparation for the 1992 Olympics. Wrestling was the only sport held there.

The wrestling program was the same as in 1988, with 10 classes in both styles, with the same weight limits, including an upper weight limit of 130 kg (286 lbs) for the heaviest class in both freestyle and Greco-Roman. Each class was separated into A and B Groups. Placements were determined by a double elimination tournament within each group, with the top five in each group advancing to placement matches for 1st-10th place.

Since they entered the Olympics in 1952, the Soviet Union had always been the top medal winners in wrestling at the Olympics, save for 1984 when they did not compete. The Soviet Union no longer existed, but their avatar, the Unified Team, was in Barcelona and led the medal list with 16, and won the most gold medals, with 6. They also won the most medals in both styles, with 7 freestyle medals and 9 Greco-Roman medals. In terms of gold medals, the Unified Team and the United States both won 3 freestyle events, while the Unifieds won 3 Greco-Roman golds, followed by Hungary, with 2 Greco golds.

Events

Event Status Date Participants NOCs
Light-Flyweight, Greco-Roman (≤48 kilograms), Men Olympic 27 – 29 July 1992 19 19
Flyweight, Greco-Roman (≤52 kilograms), Men Olympic 26 – 28 July 1992 17 17
Bantamweight, Greco-Roman (≤57 kilograms), Men Olympic 28 – 30 July 1992 19 19
Featherweight, Greco-Roman (≤62 kilograms), Men Olympic 28 – 30 July 1992 21 21
Lightweight, Greco-Roman (≤68 kilograms), Men Olympic 26 – 28 July 1992 19 19
Welterweight, Greco-Roman (≤74 kilograms), Men Olympic 27 – 29 July 1992 21 21
Middleweight, Greco-Roman (≤82 kilograms), Men Olympic 28 – 30 July 1992 20 20
Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman (≤90 kilograms), Men Olympic 28 – 30 July 1992 19 19
Heavyweight, Greco-Roman (≤100 kilograms), Men Olympic 26 – 28 July 1992 16 16
Super-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman (≤130 kilograms), Men Olympic 27 – 29 July 1992 16 16
Light-Flyweight, Freestyle (≤48 kilograms), Men Olympic 4 – 6 August 1992 19 19
Flyweight, Freestyle (≤52 kilograms), Men Olympic 3 – 5 August 1992 18 18
Bantamweight, Freestyle (≤57 kilograms), Men Olympic 5 – 7 August 1992 18 18
Featherweight, Freestyle (≤62 kilograms), Men Olympic 5 – 7 August 1992 21 21
Lightweight, Freestyle (≤68 kilograms), Men Olympic 3 – 5 August 1992 21 21
Welterweight, Freestyle (≤74 kilograms), Men Olympic 4 – 6 August 1992 18 18
Middleweight, Freestyle (≤82 kilograms), Men Olympic 5 – 7 August 1992 19 19
Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle (≤90 kilograms), Men Olympic 5 – 7 August 1992 17 17
Heavyweight, Freestyle (≤100 kilograms), Men Olympic 3 – 5 August 1992 18 18
Super-Heavyweight, Freestyle (≤130 kilograms), Men Olympic 4 – 6 August 1992 15 15
370 (370/0) 59 (59/0)

Medals

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Light-Flyweight, Greco-Roman, Men Oleh KucherenkoEUN Vincenzo MaenzaITA Wilber SánchezCUB
Flyweight, Greco-Roman, Men Jon RønningenNOR Alfred Ter-MkrtychyanEUN Min Gyeong-GapKOR
Bantamweight, Greco-Roman, Men An Han-BongKOR Rifat YildizGER Sheng ZetianCHN
Featherweight, Greco-Roman, Men Mehmet Akif PirimTUR Sergey MartynovEUN Juan Luis MarénCUB
Lightweight, Greco-Roman, Men Attila RepkaHUN İslam DuquçiyevEUN Rodney SmithUSA
Welterweight, Greco-Roman, Men Mnatsakan IskandaryanEUN Józef TraczPOL Torbjörn KornbakkSWE
Middleweight, Greco-Roman, Men Péter FarkasHUN Piotr StępieńPOL Daulet TurlykhanovEUN
Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman, Men Maik BullmannGER Hakkı BaşarTUR Gogi KoguashviliEUN
Heavyweight, Greco-Roman, Men Héctor MiliánCUB Dennis KoslowskiUSA Sergey DemyashkevichEUN
Super-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman, Men Aleksandr KarelinEUN Tomas JohanssonSWE Ioan GrigorașROU
Light-Flyweight, Freestyle, Men Kim Il-OngPRK Kim Jong-SinKOR Vugar OrudzhovEUN
Flyweight, Freestyle, Men Li Hak-SonPRK Zeke JonesUSA Valentin YordanovBUL
Bantamweight, Freestyle, Men Alejandro PuertoCUB Siarhei SmalEUN Kim Yong-SikPRK
Featherweight, Freestyle, Men John SmithUSA Asgari MohammadianIRI Lázaro ReinosoCUB
Lightweight, Freestyle, Men Arsen FadzayevEUN Valentin GetsovBUL Kosei AkaishiJPN
Welterweight, Freestyle, Men Park Jang-SunKOR Kenny MondayUSA Amir Reza Khadem AzgadhiIRI
Middleweight, Freestyle, Men Kevin JacksonUSA Elmadi ZhabrailovEUN Rasoul Khadem AzgadhiIRI
Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle, Men Makharbek KhadartsevEUN Kenan ŞimşekTUR Chris CampbellUSA
Heavyweight, Freestyle, Men Leri KhabeloviEUN Heiko BalzGER Ali KayalıTUR
Super-Heavyweight, Freestyle, Men Bruce BaumgartnerUSA Jeff ThueCAN Davit GobejishviliEUN

Medal table

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Unified Team EUN 6 5 5 16
United States USA 3 3 2 8
Republic of Korea KOR 2 1 1 4
Cuba CUB 2 0 3 5
Democratic People's Republic of Korea PRK 2 0 1 3
Hungary HUN 2 0 0 2
Turkey TUR 1 2 1 4
Germany GER 1 2 0 3
Norway NOR 1 0 0 1
Poland POL 0 2 0 2
Islamic Republic of Iran IRI 0 1 2 3
Bulgaria BUL 0 1 1 2
Sweden SWE 0 1 1 2
Canada CAN 0 1 0 1
Italy ITA 0 1 0 1
Japan JPN 0 0 1 1
People's Republic of China CHN 0 0 1 1
Romania ROU 0 0 1 1