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Wrestling at the 1972 München Summer Games:

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle

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Host City: München, West Germany
Venue(s): Wrestling-Judo Hall, Exhibition Lands (Hall 14), München
Date Started: August 27, 1972
Date Finished: August 31, 1972
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: USA Ben Peterson
Silver: URS Gennady Strakhov
Bronze: HUN Károly Bajkó

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Ben Peterson 22 United States USA Gold
2 Gennady Strakhov 27 Soviet Union URS Silver
3 Károly Bajkó 28 Hungary HUN Bronze
4 Rusi Petrov 28 Bulgaria BUL
5T Bárbaro Morgan 20 Cuba CUB
5T Reza Khorrami 26 Iran IRI
7 Günter Spindler 23 East Germany GDR
AC Mehmet Güçlü 20 Turkey TUR Eliminated r4/6 8,0
AC Michel Grangier 24 France FRA Eliminated r4/6 8,5
AC Paweł Kurczewski 22 Poland POL Eliminated r4/6 8,5
AC Ernst Knoll 32 West Germany FRG Eliminated r3/6 6,0
AC Raúl García 28 Mexico MEX Eliminated r3/6 7,5
AC Étienne Martinetti 32 Switzerland SUI Eliminated r3/6 7,5
AC Umberto Marcheggiani 29 Italy ITA Eliminated r3/6 8,5
AC Kwak Gwang-Ung 20 South Korea KOR Eliminated r3/6 9,0
AC George Saunders 23 Canada CAN Withdrew r3/6 3,0
AC Ron Grinstead 29 Great Britain GBR Eliminated r2/6 6,0
AC Ion Marton 26 Romania ROU Eliminated r2/6 6,0
AC Roland Andersson 27 Sweden SWE Eliminated r2/6 6,5
AC Makoto Kamada 21 Japan JPN Eliminated r2/6 7,0
AC Chandgi Ram 34 India IND Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Alioune Camara 28 Senegal SEN Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Jigjidiin Mönkhbat 31 Mongolia MGL Withdrew r2/6 3,0