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Wrestling at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's Featherweight, Freestyle

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Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Victoria
Date Started: November 28, 1956
Date Finished: December 1, 1956
Format: Elimination by bad points. Win by fall = 0 points; win by decision = 1 point; loss by 2-1 decision = 2 points; loss by 3-0 decision = 3 points; loss by fall = 3 points. Three judges gave decisions, thus all decisions were either 2-1 or 3-0. Five bad points eliminated a wrestler.

Gold: JPN Shozo Sasahara
Silver: BEL Jef Mewis
Bronze: FIN Erkki Penttilä

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Shozo Sasahara 27 Japan JPN Gold
2 Jef Mewis 25 Belgium BEL Silver
3 Erkki Penttilä 24 Finland FIN Bronze
4T Bayram Şit Turkey TUR
4T Myron Roderick 22 United States USA
6T Nasser Givehchi 24 Iran IRI
6T Linar Salimullin 24 Soviet Union URS
AC Ram Sarup India IND Eliminated r3/6 6
AC Abe Geldenhuys 24 South Africa RSA Eliminated r3/6 7
AC Muhammad Nazir 20 Pakistan PAK Eliminated r2/6 5
AC John Elliott 22 Australia AUS Eliminated r2/6 6
AC Herbie Hall 30 Great Britain GBR Eliminated r2/6 6
AC Bálint Galántai 24 Hungary HUN Eliminated r2/6 6