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Wrestling at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle Round Three

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Victoria
Date Started: November 30, 1956
Date Finished: November 30, 1956

Gold: TUR Hamit Kaplan
Silver: BUL Yusein Mekhmedov
Bronze: FIN Taisto Kangasniemi

Round Three

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC BP
1 Hamit Kaplan 22 Turkey TUR 1
2 Yusein Mekhmedov 32 Bulgaria BUL 2
3 Taisto Kangasniemi 32 Finland FIN 3
4T Ray Mitchell 35 Australia AUS 4
4T Ken Richmond 30 Great Britain GBR 4
6T Saburo Nakao Japan JPN 5 eliminated
6T Ivan Vykhristyuk 29 Soviet Union URS 5 eliminated
6T William Kerslake 26 United States USA 5 eliminated
9 Hussain Noori Iran IRI 7 eliminated

Round Three

Unit Date Result
Match #1 1956-11-30 Kangasniemi (FIN) fall (2:00), Nakao (JPN)
Match #2 1956-11-30 Mekhmedov (BUL) decision (3-0), Vykhristyuk (URS)
Match #3 1956-11-30 Kaplan (TUR) fall (11:30), Noori (IRI)
Match #4 1956-11-30 Richmond (GBR) fall (3:45), Kerslake (USA)
Match #5 1956-11-30 Mitchell (AUS)