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John Smith

Full name: John William Smith
Gender: Male
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: August 9, 1965 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Affiliations: Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club, Scottsdale (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

John Smith is the most titled American wrestler ever. A freestyler, he won two NCAA championships while at Oklahoma State. His first major international victory was the Goodwill Games title in 1986, although he had also been Junior World Champion in 1985. In 1987, he won the Pan-American Championship and the World Championship. In 1988 and 1992, he was Olympic champion, and from 1989-91 he won the World Championships. He defended his Goodwill Games title in 1990 and his Pan-Ameican gold in 1991. From 1986 through 1990, Smith's international record was 150-3. He is the younger brother of Lee Roy Smith, who helped coach John and who was also an NCAA champion and finished 2nd in the world championships in 1983. He later became head wrestling coach at his alma mater, and has led that team to five NCAA titles thru 2007.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Wrestling Men's Featherweight, Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Wrestling Men's Featherweight, Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Featherweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result CP MR
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 1 1988-09-27
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1988-09-29 Smith (USA) decision (4-0), Sargsyan (URS)
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Six 1 1988-09-28 19,0
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Six Match #1 1 1988-09-28 Smith (USA) decision (12-7), Avirmediin (MGL) 3,0
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Five 1 1988-09-28 16,0
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Five Match #1 1 1988-09-28 Smith (USA) fall (5:54), Schillaci (ITA) 4,0
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Four 2T 1988-09-28 12,0
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Four Match #1 1 1988-09-28 Smith (USA) decision (16-6), Lehto (FIN) 3,0
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Three 2T 1988-09-27 9,0
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Three Match #2 1 1988-09-27 Smith (USA) decision (4-2), Skubacz (POL) 3,0
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Two 3T 1988-09-27 6,0
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Two Match #3 1 1988-09-27 Smith (USA) decision (6-3), Shterev (BUL) 3,0
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round One 3T 1988-09-27 3,0
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round One Match #3 1 1988-09-27 Smith (USA) decision (11-4), Orbán (HUN) 3,0
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 1 1992-08-05
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1992-08-07 Smith (USA) decision (6-0), Mohammadian (IRI)
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Five 1 1992-08-06 14,0
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Five Match #1 2 1992-08-06 Reinoso (CUB) decision (3-1), Smith (USA) 1,0
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Four 1 1992-08-06 13,0
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Four Match #1 1 1992-08-06 Smith (USA) decision (17-1), Azizov (EUN) 4,0
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Three 1T 1992-08-05 9,0
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Three Match #3 1 1992-08-05 Smith (USA) decision (8-0), Polky (GER) 3,0
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Two 1T 1992-08-05 6,0
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Two Match #3 1 1992-08-05 Smith (USA) decision (2-1), Kim (PRK) 3,0
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round One 1T 1992-08-05 3,0
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round One Match #3 1 1992-08-05 Smith (USA) decision (3-2), Faikoğlu (TUR) 3,0