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Wrestling at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Round One

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Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Victoria
Date Started: December 3, 1956
Date Finished: December 3, 1956

Gold: URS Valentin Nikolayev
Silver: BUL Petko Sirakov
Bronze: SWE Karl-Erik Nilsson

Round One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC BP
1 Dale Thomas 33 United States USA 0
2T Bob Steckle 26 Canada CAN 1
2T Karl-Erik Nilsson 34 Sweden SWE 1
2T Adil Atan 27 Turkey TUR 1
2T Valentin Nikolayev 32 Soviet Union URS 1
6T Victor Macha Australia AUS 2
6T Gyula Kovács 39 Hungary HUN 2
8T Eugen Wiesberger, Jr. 22 Austria AUT 3
8T Petko Sirakov 27 Bulgaria BUL 3
8T Veikko Lahti 29 Finland FIN 3

Round One

Unit Date Result
Match #1 1956-12-03 Atan (TUR) decision (2-1), Kovács (HUN)
Match #2 1956-12-03 Nikolayev (URS) decision (3-0), Sirakov (BUL)
Match #3 1956-12-03 Thomas (USA) fall (7:15), Wiesberger, Jr. (AUT)
Match #4 1956-12-03 Nilsson (SWE) decision (3-0), Lahti (FIN)
Match #5 1956-12-03 Steckle (CAN) decision (2-1), Macha (AUS)