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Wrestling at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's Welterweight, 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: TUR Mithat Bayrak
Silver: URS Vladimir Maneyev
Bronze: SWE Per Berlin

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Mithat Bayrak 27 Turkey TUR Gold
2 Vladimir Maneyev 24 Soviet Union URS Silver
3 Per Berlin 35 Sweden SWE Bronze
4 Veikko Rantanen 24 Finland FIN
5T Siegfried Schäfer 23 Germany GER
5T Jay Holt 33 United States USA
AC Miklós Szilvásy 30 Hungary HUN Eliminated r3/6 6
AC Mitko Petkov 30 Bulgaria BUL Withdrew r3/6 4
AC Fred Murphy Australia AUS Eliminated r2/6 6
AC Ernst Wandaller 22 Austria AUT Eliminated r2/6 6
AC Oddvar Vargset 31 Norway NOR Withdrew r2/6 3