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Super-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman (>100 kilograms), Men

Date22 – 24 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.

In 1976 Bulgaria’s Aleksandar Tomov had been heavily favored but lost the gold medal to Soviet Oleksandr Kolchynskiy. By 1980 Tomov was not as dominant as he had been in 1973-76, but he had won the 1979 World and European Championships, with Kolchynskiy winning Worlds in 1978 and the World Cup in 1980. They made the final round, both with 0.0 bad points, where they faced Lebanon’s Hassan Bechara. Tomov had already thrown Bechara in round four and Kolchynskiy defeated him by fall in the finals. Tomov and Kolchynskiy then met for the gold medal, with Kolchynskiy defending his Olympic title on a 4-2 decision. This was the third consecutive silver medal in this class for Tomov. Bechara had also competed at the 1968 and 1972 Olympics, but without placing.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCREBad Points
1Aleksandr KolchinskyURSGold
2Aleksandar TomovBULSilver
3Hassan BecharaLBNBronze
4József FarkasHUN
5Prvoslav IlićYUG
6Arturo DíazCUB
7Roman CodreanuROU
8Marek GalińskiPOL
ACAntonio La PennaITAEliminated r2/58,0
ACJawdat JabraSYREliminated r2/58,0

Round One (22 July 1980 — 11:00)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBad Points
=1Aleksandar TomovBUL0,0
=1József FarkasHUN0,0
=1Hassan BecharaLBN0,0
=1Aleksandr KolchinskyURS0,0
=5Arturo DíazCUB4,0
=5Antonio La PennaITA4,0
=5Marek GalińskiPOL4,0
=5Roman CodreanuROU4,0
=5Jawdat JabraSYR4,0
=5Prvoslav IlićYUG4,0

Match #1 Aleksandar TomovBUL
DQ (3:57)
Prvoslav IlićYUG
Match #2 József FarkasHUN
fall (2:44)
Jawdat JabraSYR
Match #3 Aleksandr KolchinskyURS
DQ (7:50)
Roman CodreanuROU
Match #4 Arturo DíazCUB Marek GalińskiPOL
Match #5 Hassan BecharaLBN
fall (6:57)
Antonio La PennaITA

Round Two (23 July 1980 — 10:30)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBad Points
=1Aleksandar TomovBUL0,0
=1Aleksandr KolchinskyURS0,0
=3Arturo DíazCUB4,0
=3József FarkasHUN4,0
=3Hassan BecharaLBN4,0
=3Roman CodreanuROU4,0
=3Prvoslav IlićYUG4,0
=8Antonio La PennaITA8,0eliminated
=8Marek GalińskiPOL8,0eliminated
=8Jawdat JabraSYR8,0eliminated

Match #1 Prvoslav IlićYUG
fall (0:26)
Jawdat JabraSYR
Match #2 Aleksandar TomovBUL
DQ (5:16)
József FarkasHUN
Match #3 Roman CodreanuROU
DQ (4:46)
Marek GalińskiPOL
Match #4 Aleksandr KolchinskyURS
fall (0:55)
Antonio La PennaITA
Match #5 Arturo DíazCUB
DQ (4:31)
Hassan BecharaLBN

Round Three (23 July 1980 — 20:00)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBad Points
=1Aleksandar TomovBUL0,0
=1Aleksandr KolchinskyURS0,0
=3József FarkasHUN4,0
=3Hassan BecharaLBN4,0
=5Arturo DíazCUB8,0eliminated
=5Roman CodreanuROU8,0eliminated
=5Prvoslav IlićYUG8,0eliminated

Match #1 József FarkasHUN
DQ (7:11)
Prvoslav IlićYUG
Match #2 Aleksandar TomovBUL
DQ (7:25)
Roman CodreanuROU
Match #3 Aleksandr KolchinskyURS
fall (2:09)
Arturo DíazCUB
Match #4 Hassan BecharaLBN bye

Round Four (24 July 1980 — 11:30)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCBad Points
=1Aleksandar TomovBUL0,0
=1Aleksandr KolchinskyURS0,0
=3József FarkasHUN8,0eliminated
=3Hassan BecharaLBN8,0eliminated

Match #1 Aleksandar TomovBUL
fall (0:55)
Hassan BecharaLBN
Match #2 Aleksandr KolchinskyURS
DQ (6:43)
József FarkasHUN

Final Round One (24 July 1980 — 20:00)

Match #1 Aleksandr KolchinskyURS
fall (1:40)
Hassan BecharaLBN
Match #2 Aleksandar TomovBUL bye

Final Round Two (24 July 1980)

Match #1 Aleksandr KolchinskyURS
decision (4-2)
Aleksandar TomovBUL
Match #2 Hassan BecharaLBN bye