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Wrestling at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle Round One

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Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Victoria
Date Started: November 28, 1956
Date Finished: November 28, 1956

Gold: IRI Gholam Reza Takhti
Silver: URS Boris Kulayev
Bronze: USA Pete Blair

Round One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC BP
1T Gholam Reza Takhti 26 Iran IRI 0
1T Gerry Martina 28 Ireland IRL 0
1T Adil Atan 27 Turkey TUR 0
1T Pete Blair 24 United States USA 0
5T Kevin Coote 24 Australia AUS 1
5T Boris Kulayev 27 Soviet Union URS 1
7T Bob Steckle 26 Canada CAN 3
7T Veikko Lahti 29 Finland FIN 3
7T Spyros Defteraios Greece GRE 3 withdrew
7T Mitsuhiro Ohira Japan JPN 3
7T Jan Theron 26 South Africa RSA 3
7T Viking Palm 33 Sweden SWE 3

Round One

Unit Date Result
Match #1 1956-11-28 Coote (AUS) decision (3-0), Steckle (CAN)
Match #2 1956-11-28 Takhti (IRI) fall (7:00), Theron (RSA)
Match #3 1956-11-28 Blair (USA) fall (12:37), Lahti (FIN)
Match #4 1956-11-28 Atan (TUR) fall (6:15), Ohira (JPN)
Match #5 1956-11-28 Kulayev (URS) decision (3-0), Palm (SWE)
Match #6 1956-11-28 Martina (IRL) fall (3:00), Defteraios (GRE)