Host City: Tokyo, Japan
Venue(s): Komazawa Gymnasium, Komazawa Olympic Park, Tokyo
Date Started: October 11, 1964
Date Finished: October 14, 1964
Format: Scoring by negative points, with negative points given for any result short of a fall. Accumulation of 6 negative points eliminated the wrestler. When three or fewer wrestlers remained, they advanced to a final round, with preliminary results carried forward.
The last two World Champions were Turkey’s Hüseyin Akbaş (1962) and Soviet Azerbaijani Aydın İbrahimov (1963). Both would make the final round where they were joined by Japan’s Yojiro Uetake, who had never competed internationally. Uetake attended college in the United States at Oklahoma State University, where he won three straight NCAA Championships (1964-66) and was never beaten in college. In the final round Uetake defeated both Akbaş and İbrahimov by decision to win the gold medal. Akbaş won silver with a victory on points over İbrahimov.
Uetake only competed at one other major international, the 1968 Olympics, in which he would defend his title in this class. He later settled in Oklahoma where he coached at Oklahama State. İbrahimov would go on to win the 1966 European Championship. Akbaş placed fourth at the 1965 Worlds and then retired.
|3||Aydın İbrahimov||26||Soviet Union||URS||Bronze|
|4||David Auble||26||United States||USA|
|5||Choi Yeong-Gil||22||South Korea||KOR|
|AC||János Varga||24||Hungary||HUN||Eliminated r4/6||7|
|AC||Muhammad Siraj-Din||29||Pakistan||PAK||Withdrew r4/6||5|
|AC||Abdullah Khodabandeh||28||Iran||IRI||Eliminated r3/6||6|
|AC||Mladen Georgiev||23||Bulgaria||BUL||Eliminated r3/6||7|
|AC||Moises López||23||Mexico||MEX||Eliminated r3/6||8|
|AC||Pekka Alanen||19||Finland||FIN||Eliminated r3/6||9|
|AC||Koji Hirabayashi||22||Canada||CAN||Withdrew r3/6||4|
|AC||Mohammad Daoud Anwary||22||Afghanistan||AFG||Eliminated r2/6||6|
|AC||Bazaryn Sükhbaatar||21||Mongolia||MGL||Eliminated r2/6||6|
|AC||Walter Pilling||29||Great Britain||GBR||Eliminated r2/6||7|
|AC||Karl Dodrimont||25||Germany||GER||Eliminated r2/6||7|
|AC||Rubén Leibovich||30||Argentina||ARG||Eliminated r2/6||8|
|AC||Kevin McGrath||18||Australia||AUS||Eliminated r2/6||8|
|AC||Tortillano Tumasis||30||Philippines||PHI||Eliminated r2/6||8|