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Wrestling at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's Light-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: IRI Gholam Reza Takhti
Silver: URS Boris Kulayev
Bronze: USA Pete Blair

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Gholam Reza Takhti 26 Iran IRI Gold
2 Boris Kulayev 27 Soviet Union URS Silver
3 Pete Blair 24 United States USA Bronze
4 Gerry Martina 28 Ireland IRL
5T Adil Atan 27 Turkey TUR
5T Kevin Coote 24 Australia AUS
AC Viking Palm 33 Sweden SWE Eliminated r3/7 6
AC Mitsuhiro Ohira Japan JPN Eliminated r3/7 7
AC Jan Theron 26 South Africa RSA Eliminated r3/7 7
AC Veikko Lahti 29 Finland FIN Eliminated r2/7 5
AC Bob Steckle 26 Canada CAN Eliminated r2/7 6
AC Spyros Defteraios Greece GRE Withdrew r2/7 3