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Wrestling at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Victoria
Date Started: December 3, 1956
Date Finished: December 6, 1956
Format: Elimination by bad points. Win by fall = 0 points; win by decision = 1 point; loss by 2-1 decision = 3 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: URS Valentin Nikolayev
Silver: BUL Petko Sirakov
Bronze: SWE Karl-Erik Nilsson

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Valentin Nikolayev 32 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 Petko Sirakov 27 Bulgaria BUL Silver
3 Karl-Erik Nilsson 34 Sweden SWE Bronze
4 Bob Steckle 26 Canada CAN
5 Dale Thomas 33 United States USA
6 Eugen Wiesberger, Jr. 22 Austria AUT
AC Veikko Lahti 29 Finland FIN Eliminated r3/5 6
AC Adil Atan 27 Turkey TUR Withdrew r3/5 3
AC Victor Macha Australia AUS Eliminated r2/5 5
AC Gyula Kovács 39 Hungary HUN Eliminated r2/5 5