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Wrestling at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's Welterweight, 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: JPN Mitsuo Ikeda
Silver: TUR İbrahim Zengin
Bronze: URS Vakht'ang Balavadze

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Mitsuo Ikeda 21 Japan JPN Gold
2 İbrahim Zengin Turkey TUR Silver
3 Vakht'ang Balavadze 29 Soviet Union URS Bronze
4T Nabi Sorouri Iran IRI
4T Coenraad de Villiers 23 South Africa RSA
4T Per Berlin 35 Sweden SWE
AC Mitko Petkov 30 Bulgaria BUL Eliminated r3/5 6
AC Muhammad Latif 17 Pakistan PAK Eliminated r3/5 6
AC Alfred Tischendorf 21 Germany GER Eliminated r3/5 7
AC Ernest Fischer 26 United States USA Eliminated r3/5 7
AC Noel Granger Australia AUS Eliminated r2/5 6
AC Ernst Wandaller 22 Austria AUT Eliminated r2/5 6
AC Devi Singh India IND Eliminated r2/5 6
AC Bruno Ochman Canada CAN Withdrew r2/5 3
AC Veikko Rantanen 24 Finland FIN Withdrew r2/5 3