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Flyweight, Greco-Roman (≤52 kilograms), Men

Date20 – 24 July 1976
StatusOlympic
LocationCentre Pierre-Charbonneau, Parc olympique, Montréal, Québec
Participants17 from 17 countries
FormatScoring by negative points, with negative points given for any result short of a fall. Accumulation of 6 negative points eliminated the wrestler.

The defending gold medalist was Bulgarian Petar Kirov who had won the 1974 World Championships, and the European titles in 1974 and 1976, but he was injured in his second round match and had to withdraw. This left the division wide open. The final match saw Japan’s Koichiro Hirayama defeat Soviet Vitaly Konstantinov, but Konstantinov won the gold medal and Hirayama the bronze. To understand why, one must look at the head-to-head matches between the three finalists, which also included Romanian Nicu Gingă. In round five Hirayama lost to Gingă and was disqualified for passivity, while Konstantinov had defeated Gingă in round two by decision. Thus Konstantinov had 4 bad points in the final round, while Gingă and Hirayama both had 5 bad points. Gingă won the silver medal based on his victory over Hirayama.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCREBad Points
1Vitaly KonstantinovURSGold
2Nicu GingăROUSilver
3Koichiro HirayamaJPNBronze
4Rolf KraußFRG
5Lajos RáczHUN
6Morad Ali ShiranIRI
7Antonino CaltabianoITA
8Baek Seung-HyeonKOR
ACBruce ThompsonUSAEliminated r3/66,5
ACJulien MewisBELEliminated r3/69,0
ACCzesław StanjekPOLWithdrew r3/63,0
ACBabis KholidisGREEliminated r2/67,0
ACJamsrangiin Mönkh–OchirMGLEliminated r2/67,0
ACBilal TaburTUREliminated r2/67,0
ACLeonel DuartePOREliminated r2/68,0
ACMohamed KarmousMARWithdrew r2/60,0
ACPetar KirovBULWithdrew r2/64,0

Round One (20 July 1976 — 11:49)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBad Points
=1Morad Ali ShiranIRI0,0
=1Koichiro HirayamaJPN0,0
=1Baek Seung-HyeonKOR0,0
=1Mohamed KarmousMAR0,0withdrew
=1Czesław StanjekPOL0,0
=1Nicu GingăROU0,0
7Rolf KraußFRG0,5
=8Lajos RáczHUN1,0
=8Vitaly KonstantinovURS1,0
=10Babis KholidisGRE3,0
=10Antonino CaltabianoITA3,0
12Bruce ThompsonUSA3,5
=13Julien MewisBEL4,0
=13Petar KirovBUL4,0withdrew
=13Jamsrangiin Mönkh–OchirMGL4,0
=13Leonel DuartePOR4,0
=13Bilal TaburTUR4,0

Match #1 Lajos RáczHUN
decision (13-9)
Babis KholidisGRE
Match #2 Rolf KraußFRG
decision (15-7)
Bruce ThompsonUSA
Match #3 Mohamed KarmousMAR
DQ (7:47)
Leonel DuartePOR
Match #4 Nicu GingăROU
injury (5:11)
Petar KirovBUL
Match #5 Vitaly KonstantinovURS
decision (10-8)
Antonino CaltabianoITA
Match #6 Czesław StanjekPOL
DQ (6:52)
Jamsrangiin Mönkh–OchirMGL
Match #7 Baek Seung-HyeonKOR
DQ (8:40)
Julien MewisBEL
Match #8 Koichiro HirayamaJPN
DQ (7:31)
Bilal TaburTUR
Match #9 Morad Ali ShiranIRI bye

Round Two (21 July 1976 — 11:59)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBad Points
1Koichiro HirayamaJPN0,0
2Rolf KraußFRG0,5
3Baek Seung-HyeonKOR1,0
=4Lajos RáczHUN2,0
=4Vitaly KonstantinovURS2,0
=6Morad Ali ShiranIRI3,0
=6Czesław StanjekPOL3,0
=6Nicu GingăROU3,0
9Bruce ThompsonUSA3,5
10Antonino CaltabianoITA4,0
11Julien MewisBEL5,0
=12Babis KholidisGRE7,0eliminated
=12Jamsrangiin Mönkh–OchirMGL7,0eliminated
=12Bilal TaburTUR7,0eliminated
15Leonel DuartePOR8,0eliminated

Match #1 Lajos RáczHUN
decision (9-6)
Morad Ali ShiranIRI
Match #2 Bruce ThompsonUSA
fall (7:23)
Babis KholidisGRE
Match #3 Rolf KraußFRG
fall (2:41)
Leonel DuartePOR
Match #4 Vitaly KonstantinovURS
decision (17-11)
Nicu GingăROU
Match #5 Antonino CaltabianoITA
decision (11-6)
Czesław StanjekPOL
Match #6 Julien MewisBEL
decision (16-12)
Jamsrangiin Mönkh–OchirMGL
Match #7 Baek Seung-HyeonKOR
decision (9-6)
Bilal TaburTUR
Match #8 Koichiro HirayamaJPN bye

Round Three (22 July 1976 — 12:32)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBad Points
1Vitaly KonstantinovURS2,0
=2Lajos RáczHUN3,0
=2Koichiro HirayamaJPN3,0
=2Nicu GingăROU3,0
=5Morad Ali ShiranIRI4,0
=5Antonino CaltabianoITA4,0
7Rolf KraußFRG4,5
8Baek Seung-HyeonKOR5,0
9Bruce ThompsonUSA6,5eliminated
10Julien MewisBEL9,0eliminated

Match #1 Morad Ali ShiranIRI
decision (15-12)
Koichiro HirayamaJPN
Match #2 Lajos RáczHUN
decision (8-6)
Bruce ThompsonUSA
Match #3 Nicu GingăROU
DQ (7:06)
Rolf KraußFRG
Match #4 Vitaly KonstantinovURS
decision (22-4)
Julien MewisBEL
Match #5 Antonino CaltabianoITA
DQ (7:25)
Baek Seung-HyeonKOR

Round Four (23 July 1976 — 11:00)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBad Points
1Vitaly KonstantinovURS2,0
2Nicu GingăROU3,5
3Koichiro HirayamaJPN4,0
4Rolf KraußFRG5,5
5Lajos RáczHUN6,0eliminated
6Morad Ali ShiranIRI7,0eliminated
7Antonino CaltabianoITA7,5eliminated
8Baek Seung-HyeonKOR9,0eliminated

Match #1 Koichiro HirayamaJPN
decision (5-2)
Lajos RáczHUN
Match #2 Rolf KraußFRG
decision (16-10)
Morad Ali ShiranIRI
Match #3 Nicu GingăROU
decision (11-1)
Antonino CaltabianoITA
Match #4 Vitaly KonstantinovURS
fall (7:32)
Baek Seung-HyeonKOR

Round Five (24 July 1976 — 11:28)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBad Points
1Vitaly KonstantinovURS3,0
2Nicu GingăROU3,5
3Koichiro HirayamaJPN8,0eliminated
4Rolf KraußFRG8,5eliminated

Match #1 Nicu GingăROU
DQ (5:45)
Koichiro HirayamaJPN
Match #2 Vitaly KonstantinovURS
decision (16-11)
Rolf KraußFRG

Final Round (24 July 1976 — 19:48)

Match #1 Koichiro HirayamaJPN
decision (6-3)
Vitaly KonstantinovURS