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Wrestling at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games:

Men's Welterweight, Freestyle

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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.

Gold: TUR İsmail Oğan
Silver: URS Guram Sagharadze
Bronze: IRI Mohammad Ali Sanatkaran
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Guram Sagharadze of Soviet Georgia had won the 1963 World Championships, defeating Bulgaria’s Petko Dermendzhiev in the final round, with the bronze medal won by Turkey’s İsmail Oğan, the silver medalist at Roma in 1960. All three competed in Tokyo with Dermendzhiev placing fourth after he was eliminated in round five when he was defeated by Iran’s Mohammad Ali Sanatkaran. The final round saw Sanatkaran draw with both Sagharadze and Oğan. As Sagharadze and Oğan had fought to a draw in round five, this left all three tied with 4 bad points in the final round. Oğan won the gold medal over Sagharadze based on lower bodyweight, as they had totalled 6 bad points, while Sanatkaran was relegated to bronze because of his two draws in the final round, which gave him a total of 8 bad points.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 İsmail Oğan 31 Turkey TUR Gold
2 Guram Sagharadze 25 Soviet Union URS Silver
3 Mohammad Ali Sanatkaran 27 Iran IRI Bronze
4 Petko Dermendzhiev 28 Bulgaria BUL
5 Yasuo Watanabe 20 Japan JPN
6 Phil Oberlander 25 Canada CAN
AC Gaetano De Vescovi 26 Italy ITA Eliminated r4/6 7
AC Jigjidiin Mönkhbat 23 Mongolia MGL Eliminated r4/6 7
AC Madho Singh 35 India IND Eliminated r4/6 8
AC Muhammad Afzal 25 Pakistan PAK Eliminated r4/6 9
AC Julio Graffigna 33 Argentina ARG Eliminated r3/6 7
AC Martin Heinze 25 Germany GER Eliminated r3/6 7
AC Károly Bajkó 20 Hungary HUN Eliminated r3/6 7
AC Joe Feeney 27 Ireland IRL Eliminated r3/6 7
AC Len Allen 33 Great Britain GBR Eliminated r3/6 8
AC Shakar Khan Shakar 24 Afghanistan AFG Eliminated r2/6 6
AC John Boyle 29 Australia AUS Eliminated r2/6 6
AC Ştefan Tampa 21 Romania ROU Eliminated r2/6 6
AC Choi Byeong-Seop 26 South Korea KOR Eliminated r2/6 7
AC Job Mayo 22 Philippines PHI Eliminated r2/6 8
AC Harald Barlie 27 Norway NOR Withdrew r2/6 4
AC Charles Tribble 22 United States USA Withdrew r2/6 4