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Wrestling at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's Heavyweight, 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: TUR Hamit Kaplan
Silver: BUL Yusein Mekhmedov
Bronze: FIN Taisto Kangasniemi

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Hamit Kaplan 22 Turkey TUR Gold
2 Yusein Mekhmedov 32 Bulgaria BUL Silver
3 Taisto Kangasniemi 32 Finland FIN Bronze
4T Ray Mitchell 35 Australia AUS
4T Ken Richmond 30 Great Britain GBR
6 Ivan Vykhristyuk 29 Soviet Union URS
AC Saburo Nakao Japan JPN Eliminated r3/6 5
AC William Kerslake 26 United States USA Eliminated r3/6 5
AC Hussain Noori Iran IRI Eliminated r3/6 7
AC Lila Ram 25 India IND Eliminated r2/6 6
AC John Da Silva 22 New Zealand NZL Eliminated r2/6 6