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Wrestling at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's Middleweight, 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: BUL Nikola Stanchev
Silver: USA Dan Hodge
Bronze: URS Giorgi Skhirt'ladze

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Nikola Stanchev 26 Bulgaria BUL Gold
2 Dan Hodge 24 United States USA Silver
3 Giorgi Skhirt'ladze 24 Soviet Union URS Bronze
4 İsmet Atlı Turkey TUR
5T Kazuo Katsuramoto 22 Japan JPN
5T Hans Sterr 23 Germany GER
AC Abbas Zandi 26 Iran IRI Eliminated r4/6 7
AC Bengt Lindblad 31 Sweden SWE Eliminated r4/6 7
AC William Davies Australia AUS Eliminated r3/6 7
AC Bakshish Singh India IND Eliminated r3/6 7
AC Manie van Zyl 27 South Africa RSA Eliminated r3/6 7
AC Viljo Punkari 22 Finland FIN Withdrew r3/6 3
AC George Farquhar 26 Great Britain GBR Eliminated r2/6 6
AC Muhammad Faiz 19 Pakistan PAK Eliminated r2/6 6
AC Nicolas Arcales 41 Philippines PHI Eliminated r2/6 6