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

Date21 – 23 July 1980
StatusOlympic
LocationLegkoatletichesky manezh, Legkoatletichesky Futbolny Kompleks CSKA, Moskva
Participants10 from 10 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 last two World Champions were Soviet Vakht’ang Blagidze (1978) and Hungarian Lajos Rácz (1979). Blagidze was also European Champion in 1978 and earlier in 1980. Rácz was fortunate to make the final, after his second round match against Romania’s Nicu Gingă, when both were disqualified for passivity, with both earning 4.0 bad points. Rácz, however, did not lose another match until the final, when he met Blagidze, who had come through undefeated. The expected tight match did not happen, as Blagidze crushed Rácz, 19-1, to win the gold medal, having defeated Bulgarian Mladen Mladenov in round three. In the final match Rácz defeated Mladenov, 5-0, to take the silver medal.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCREBad Points
1Vakht'ang BlagidzeURSGold
2Lajos RáczHUNSilver
3Mladen MladenovBULBronze
4Nicu GingăROU
5Antonín JelínekTCH
6Stanisław WróblewskiPOL
7Taisto HalonenFIN
8Abdel Nasser El-OulabiSYR
ACBabis KholidisGREEliminated r2/68,0
ACHazim Abdul RidhaIRQEliminated r2/68,0

Round One (21 July 1980 — 10:00)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBad Points
=1Mladen MladenovBUL0,0
=1Lajos RáczHUN0,0
=1Antonín JelínekTCH0,0
=1Vakht'ang BlagidzeURS0,0
5Nicu GingăROU1,0
6Stanisław WróblewskiPOL3,0
=7Taisto HalonenFIN4,0
=7Babis KholidisGRE4,0
=7Hazim Abdul RidhaIRQ4,0
=7Abdel Nasser El-OulabiSYR4,0

Match #1 Vakht'ang BlagidzeURS
fall (5:21)
Taisto HalonenFIN
Match #2 Mladen MladenovBUL
fall (8:28)
Babis KholidisGRE
Match #3 Antonín JelínekTCH
DQ (6:49)
Abdel Nasser El-OulabiSYR
Match #4 Nicu GingăROU
decision (7-6)
Stanisław WróblewskiPOL
Match #5 Lajos RáczHUN
DQ (5:29)
Hazim Abdul RidhaIRQ

Round Two (21 July 1980 — 18:00)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBad Points
=1Antonín JelínekTCH0,0
=1Vakht'ang BlagidzeURS0,0
3Mladen MladenovBUL1,0
4Stanisław WróblewskiPOL3,0
5Lajos RáczHUN4,0
6Nicu GingăROU5,0
7Taisto HalonenFIN7,0eliminated
=8Babis KholidisGRE8,0eliminated
=8Hazim Abdul RidhaIRQ8,0eliminated
=8Abdel Nasser El-OulabiSYR8,0eliminated

Match #1 Mladen MladenovBUL
decision (4-3)
Taisto HalonenFIN
Match #2 Vakht'ang BlagidzeURS
fall (2:43)
Babis KholidisGRE
Match #3 Stanisław WróblewskiPOL
decision (19-6)
Abdel Nasser El-OulabiSYR
Match #4 Antonín JelínekTCH
DQ (7:30)
Hazim Abdul RidhaIRQ
Match #5 Lajos RáczHUN Nicu GingăROU

Round Three (22 July 1980 — 11:30)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBad Points
1Vakht'ang BlagidzeURS1,0
=2Mladen MladenovBUL4,0
=2Lajos RáczHUN4,0
=2Antonín JelínekTCH4,0
5Nicu GingăROU5,0
6Stanisław WróblewskiPOL7,0eliminated

Match #1 Vakht'ang BlagidzeURS
decision (7-2)
Mladen MladenovBUL
Match #2 Nicu GingăROU
DQ (7:57)
Antonín JelínekTCH
Match #3 Lajos RáczHUN
DQ (7:30)
Stanisław WróblewskiPOL

Round Four (22 July 1980)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBad Points
1Vakht'ang BlagidzeURS1,0
2Lajos RáczHUN4,0
3Mladen MladenovBUL5,0
=4Nicu GingăROU8,0eliminated
=4Antonín JelínekTCH8,0eliminated

Match #1 Vakht'ang BlagidzeURS
fall (3:57)
Antonín JelínekTCH
Match #2 Mladen MladenovBUL
decision (5-2)
Nicu GingăROU
Match #3 Lajos RáczHUN bye

Round Five (23 July 1980)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBad Points
1Vakht'ang BlagidzeURS1,5
2Mladen MladenovBUL5,0
3Lajos RáczHUN7,5eliminated

Match #1 Vakht'ang BlagidzeURS
decision (19-1)
Lajos RáczHUN
Match #2 Mladen MladenovBUL bye

Final Round (23 July 1980 — 18:00)

Match #1 Lajos RáczHUN
default (9:00)
Mladen MladenovBUL
Match #2 Vakht'ang BlagidzeURS bye