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Mario Tovar

Full name: Mario Tovar González
Gender: Male
Height: 5'7" (169 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: August 15, 1933 in Ciudad de México, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Died: December 15, 2011 in Ciudad de México, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Country: MEX Mexico
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

Mario Tovar competed as a wrestler at five Olympic Games, consecutively from 1952 through 1968. At the time he was only the second wrestler to have competed in five Olympic Games, and through 2008, this has only been achieved seven times. Tovar actually competed in six Olympic tournaments, competing in both freestyle and Greco-Roman in 1964, something accomplished by only six Olympians (Wilfried Dietrich competed in eight, however). At the Pan-American Games Tovar won a silver medal in lightweight freestyle in 1959, and bronze medals in 1955 lightweight freestyle and 1963 featherweight freestyle. He competed at the World Championships only one time, in 1962 in the 70 kg. freestyle class.

Results

Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE BP MR
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Wrestling Mexico MEX Final Standings AC 1964-10-16 Eliminated r2/6 7
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Wrestling Mexico MEX Round Two 22T 1964-10-17 7
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Wrestling Mexico MEX Round Two Match #6 2 1964-10-17 Mewis (BEL) default, Tovar (MEX) 4
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Wrestling Mexico MEX Round One 18T 1964-10-16 3
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Wrestling Mexico MEX Round One Match #10 2 1964-10-16 Sakurama (JPN) decision, Tovar (MEX) 3

Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE BP MR
1968 Summer 35 Ciudad de México Wrestling Mexico MEX Final Standings AC 1968-10-23 Eliminated r2/8 8,0
1968 Summer 35 Ciudad de México Wrestling Mexico MEX Round Two 24T 1968-10-24 8,0
1968 Summer 35 Ciudad de México Wrestling Mexico MEX Round Two Match #9 2 1968-10-24 Mácha (TCH) fall (1:33), Tovar (MEX) 4,0
1968 Summer 35 Ciudad de México Wrestling Mexico MEX Round One 20T 1968-10-23 4,0
1968 Summer 35 Ciudad de México Wrestling Mexico MEX Round One Match #9 2 1968-10-23 Galaktopoulos (GRE) fall (4:44), Tovar (MEX) 4,0

Men's Featherweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE BP MR
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Wrestling Mexico MEX Final Standings AC 1964-10-11 Eliminated r4/6 7
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Wrestling Mexico MEX Round Four 8 1964-10-14 7
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Wrestling Mexico MEX Round Four Match #3 2 1964-10-14 Seifpour (IRI) decision, Tovar (MEX) 3
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Wrestling Mexico MEX Round Three 7T 1964-10-13 4
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Wrestling Mexico MEX Round Three Match #3 2 1964-10-13 Schilling (GER) decision, Tovar (MEX) 3
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Wrestling Mexico MEX Round Two 3T 1964-10-12 1
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Wrestling Mexico MEX Round Two Match #5 1 1964-10-12 Tovar (MEX) decision, Brown (AUS) 1
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Wrestling Mexico MEX Round One 1T 1964-10-11 0
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Wrestling Mexico MEX Round One Match #5 1 1964-10-11 Tovar (MEX) fall (6:47), Meehan (NZL) 0

Men's Lightweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MMR/RE BP MR RE
1952 Summer 18 Helsinki Wrestling Mexico MEX Final Standings AC 1952-07-20 Eliminated r2/8 6
1952 Summer 18 Helsinki Wrestling Mexico MEX Round Two 17T 1952-07-21 6
1952 Summer 18 Helsinki Wrestling Mexico MEX Round Two Match #9 2 1952-07-21 Østrand (DEN) decision (3-0), Tovar (MEX) 3
1952 Summer 18 Helsinki Wrestling Mexico MEX Round One 13T 1952-07-20 3
1952 Summer 18 Helsinki Wrestling Mexico MEX Round One Match #8 2 1952-07-20 Cools (BEL) decision (3-0), Tovar (MEX) 3
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Wrestling Mexico MEX Final Standings AC 1956-11-28 7 Eliminated r4/6
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Wrestling Mexico MEX Round Four 8 1956-12-01 7
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Wrestling Mexico MEX Round Four Match #2 2 1956-12-01 Kasahara (JPN) fall (7:55), Tovar (MEX) 3
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Wrestling Mexico MEX Round Three 8T 1956-11-30 4
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Wrestling Mexico MEX Round Three Match #3 2 1956-11-30 Evans (USA) decision (3-0), Tovar (MEX) 3
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Wrestling Mexico MEX Round Two 2T 1956-11-29 1
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Wrestling Mexico MEX Round Two Match #2 1 1956-11-29 Tovar (MEX) decision (2-1), Ashraf (PAK) 1
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Wrestling Mexico MEX Round One 1T 1956-11-28 0
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Wrestling Mexico MEX Round One Match #2 1 1956-11-28 Tovar (MEX) fall (5:30), Tanaquin (PHI) 0
1960 Summer 27 Roma Wrestling Mexico MEX Round Three 12T 1960-09-03 6
1960 Summer 27 Roma Wrestling Mexico MEX Round Three Match #1 2 1960-09-03 Bong (KOR) decision, Tovar (MEX) 3
1960 Summer 27 Roma Wrestling Mexico MEX Round Two 9T 1960-09-02 3
1960 Summer 27 Roma Wrestling Mexico MEX Round Two Match #1 1 1960-09-02 Tovar (MEX) fall (8:20), Duran (VEN) 0
1960 Summer 27 Roma Wrestling Mexico MEX Round One 13T 1960-09-01 3
1960 Summer 27 Roma Wrestling Mexico MEX Round One Match #1 2 1960-09-01 Ries, Jr. (RSA) decision, Tovar (MEX) 3