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Flyweight, Freestyle (≤52 kilograms), Men

Date27 – 31 July 1976
StatusOlympic
LocationAréna Maurice-Richard, Montréal, Québec / Centre Pierre-Charbonneau, Parc olympique, Montréal, Québec
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, but a wrestler could not be eliminated after a victory. When three or fewer wrestlers remained, they advanced to a final round, with preliminary results carried forward.

Japan’s Yuji Takada had won the 1974-75 World Championships and dominated this class in Montréal. He won his first five matches by falls, then met Soviet Aleksandr Ivanov in the final round, outpointing him, 20-11. Takada then met the other finalist, Korean Jeon Hae-Seop, and threw him in 1:46 to win the gold medal. Ivanov won the silver by throwing Jeon in 2:53 in their final round match. Takada would go on to win the 1977 and 1979 World Championships but missed the 1980 Moskva Olympics because of the American-led boycott. He returned in 1984, however, and added a bronze medal in this class at the Los Angeles Olympics. This was Ivanov’s international début but he would add a silver medal to his collection at the 1977 European Championships.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCREBad Points
1Yuji TakadaJPNGold
2Aleksandr IvanovURSSilver
3Jeon Hae-SeopKORBronze
4Henrik GálHUN
5Nermedin SelimovBUL
6Władysław StecykPOL
7Li Bong-SunPRK
8Eloy AbreuCUB
ACJames HainesUSAEliminated r3/67,0
ACJulien MewisBELEliminated r3/68,0
ACHabib Fatah-GharalarIRIEliminated r3/68,0
ACGiuseppe BognanniITAEliminated r3/68,0
ACDiego Lo BruttoFRAEliminated r2/67,0
ACKamil ÖzdağTUREliminated r2/67,0
ACGordon BertieCANEliminated r2/67,5
ACConstantin MăndilăROUEliminated r2/67,5
ACFritz NieblerFRGEliminated r2/68,0
ACEmille KitnurseISVEliminated r2/68,0
ACJamsrangiin Mönkh–OchirMGLWithdrew r2/64,0

Round One (27 July 1976 — 11:55)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBad Points
=1Julien MewisBEL0,0
=1Henrik GálHUN0,0
=1Giuseppe BognanniITA0,0
=1Yuji TakadaJPN0,0
=1Jeon Hae-SeopKOR0,0
=1Władysław StecykPOL0,0
=1Aleksandr IvanovURS0,0
8James HainesUSA0,5
=9Nermedin SelimovBUL1,0
=9Li Bong-SunPRK1,0
=11Diego Lo BruttoFRA3,0
=11Kamil ÖzdağTUR3,0
13Constantin MăndilăROU3,5
=14Gordon BertieCAN4,0
=14Eloy AbreuCUB4,0
=14Fritz NieblerFRG4,0
=14Habib Fatah-GharalarIRI4,0
=14Emille KitnurseISV4,0
=14Jamsrangiin Mönkh–OchirMGL4,0withdrew

Match #1 Władysław StecykPOL
DQ (8:30)
Jamsrangiin Mönkh–OchirMGL
Match #2 Yuji TakadaJPN
fall (1:10)
Gordon BertieCAN
Match #3 Nermedin SelimovBUL
decision (8-6)
Kamil ÖzdağTUR
Match #4 Aleksandr IvanovURS
DQ (7:47)
Eloy AbreuCUB
Match #5 James HainesUSA
decision (13-3)
Constantin MăndilăROU
Match #6 Li Bong-SunPRK
decision (21-16)
Diego Lo BruttoFRA
Match #7 Henrik GálHUN
fall (5:55)
Fritz NieblerFRG
Match #8 Jeon Hae-SeopKOR
fall (8:55)
Habib Fatah-GharalarIRI
Match #9 Giuseppe BognanniITA
fall (4:59)
Emille KitnurseISV
Match #10 Julien MewisBEL bye

Round Two (28 July 1976 — 11:35)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBad Points
=1Henrik GálHUN0,0
=1Yuji TakadaJPN0,0
=1Jeon Hae-SeopKOR0,0
=1Władysław StecykPOL0,0
=1Aleksandr IvanovURS0,0
6Li Bong-SunPRK1,0
7Nermedin SelimovBUL1,5
8James HainesUSA3,5
=9Julien MewisBEL4,0
=9Habib Fatah-GharalarIRI4,0
=9Giuseppe BognanniITA4,0
12Eloy AbreuCUB5,0
=13Diego Lo BruttoFRA7,0eliminated
=13Kamil ÖzdağTUR7,0eliminated
=15Gordon BertieCAN7,5eliminated
=15Constantin MăndilăROU7,5eliminated
=17Fritz NieblerFRG8,0eliminated
=17Emille KitnurseISV8,0eliminated

Match #1 Władysław StecykPOL
fall (1:26)
Julien MewisBEL
Match #2 Yuji TakadaJPN
fall (1:15)
Kamil ÖzdağTUR
Match #3 Nermedin SelimovBUL
decision (11-3)
Gordon BertieCAN
Match #4 Eloy AbreuCUB
decision (13-12)
James HainesUSA
Match #5 Aleksandr IvanovURS
decision (22-4)
Constantin MăndilăROU
Match #6 Li Bong-SunPRK
fall (4:58)
Fritz NieblerFRG
Match #7 Henrik GálHUN
fall (7:29)
Diego Lo BruttoFRA
Match #8 Habib Fatah-GharalarIRI
decision (24-2)
Giuseppe BognanniITA
Match #9 Jeon Hae-SeopKOR
fall (1:30)
Emille KitnurseISV

Round Three (29 July 1976 — 11:32)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBad Points
=1Henrik GálHUN0,0
=1Yuji TakadaJPN0,0
=1Jeon Hae-SeopKOR0,0
4Aleksandr IvanovURS0,5
5Władysław StecykPOL1,0
6Li Bong-SunPRK4,0
7Nermedin SelimovBUL4,5
8Eloy AbreuCUB6,0
9James HainesUSA7,0eliminated
=10Julien MewisBEL8,0eliminated
=10Habib Fatah-GharalarIRI8,0eliminated
=10Giuseppe BognanniITA8,0eliminated

Match #1 Yuji TakadaJPN
fall (1:16)
Julien MewisBEL
Match #2 Władysław StecykPOL
decision (11-8)
Nermedin SelimovBUL
Match #3 Eloy AbreuCUB
decision (16-12)
Li Bong-SunPRK
Match #4 Aleksandr IvanovURS
decision (18-10)
James HainesUSA
Match #5 Henrik GálHUN
fall (5:04)
Habib Fatah-GharalarIRI
Match #6 Jeon Hae-SeopKOR
fall (2:16)
Giuseppe BognanniITA

Round Four (30 July 1976 — 15:01)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBad Points
1Yuji TakadaJPN0,0
2Jeon Hae-SeopKOR1,0
3Aleksandr IvanovURS1,5
4Henrik GálHUN3,0
5Władysław StecykPOL5,0
6Nermedin SelimovBUL5,5
7Li Bong-SunPRK7,0eliminated
8Eloy AbreuCUB9,0eliminated

Match #1 Yuji TakadaJPN
fall (5:39)
Władysław StecykPOL
Match #2 Nermedin SelimovBUL
criteria (9-9)
Eloy AbreuCUB
Match #3 Aleksandr IvanovURS
decision (22-19)
Li Bong-SunPRK
Match #4 Jeon Hae-SeopKOR
decision (15-8)
Henrik GálHUN

Round Five (30 July 1976 — 21:21)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBad Points
1Yuji TakadaJPN0,0
2Aleksandr IvanovURS1,5
3Jeon Hae-SeopKOR2,0
4Henrik GálHUN7,0eliminated
5Nermedin SelimovBUL8,5eliminated
6Władysław StecykPOL9,0eliminated

Match #1 Aleksandr IvanovURS
decision (26-5)
Władysław StecykPOL
Match #2 Yuji TakadaJPN
fall (1:54)
Henrik GálHUN
Match #3 Jeon Hae-SeopKOR
decision (10-3)
Nermedin SelimovBUL

Final Round (31 July 1976 — 20:06)

Match #1 Yuji TakadaJPN
decision (20-11)
Aleksandr IvanovURS
Match #2 Yuji TakadaJPN
fall (1:46)
Jeon Hae-SeopKOR
Match #3 Aleksandr IvanovURS
fall (2:53)
Jeon Hae-SeopKOR