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Wrestling at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's Flyweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Victoria
Date Started: December 3, 1956
Date Finished: December 6, 1956
Format: Elimination by bad points. Win by fall = 0 points; win by decision = 1 point; loss by 2-1 decision = 3 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: URS Nikolay Solovyov
Silver: ITA Ignazio Fabra
Bronze: TUR Dursun Ali Eğribaş
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The final round in flyweight Greco-Roman came down to Soviet Nikolay Solovyov, Italy’s Ignazio Fabra, the 1955 World Champion, and Turkey’s Dursun Ali Eğribaş. The three tied in the final round with four bad points and all had records of 1-1 against one another. Solovyov won the gold medal on a tiebreaker, with the silver going to Fabra. Fabra had also been silver medalist in this class at Helsinki, and would place fourth in Roma in 1960.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Nikolay Solovyov 25 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 Ignazio Fabra 26 Italy ITA Silver
3 Dursun Ali Eğribaş Turkey TUR Bronze
4 Dumitru Pîrvulescu 23 Romania ROU
5 István Baranya 25 Hungary HUN
6 Borivoj Vukov 27 Yugoslavia YUG
AC Maurice Mewis 27 Belgium BEL Eliminated r3/5 6
AC Bengt Johansson 30 Sweden SWE Eliminated r3/5 6
AC Dick Wilson 23 United States USA Eliminated r3/5 7
AC Monty Hakansson 37 Australia AUS Eliminated r2/5 6
AC André Zoete 25 France FRA Eliminated r2/5 6