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Wrestling at the 1972 München Summer Games:

Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: München, West Germany
Venue(s): Wrestling-Judo Hall, Exhibition Lands (Hall 14), München
Date Started: September 5, 1972
Date Finished: September 10, 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.

Gold: URS Shamil Khisamutdinov
Silver: BUL Stoyan Apostolov
Bronze: ITA Gian Matteo Ranzi


This class was completely open as the medals at the most recent tournaments had been spread among several different wrestlers. After five rounds there were four wrestlers remaining – Soviet [Shamil Khisamutdinov], Italy’s [Gian Matteo Ranzi], Bulgarian [Stoyan Apostolov], and West German [Manfred Schöndorfer]. In what would be the final round, Apostolov defeated Schöndorfer and Khisamutdinov defeated Ranzi, both matches decided on points. This eliminated Ranzi and Schöndorfer and gave the gold medal to Khisamutdinov, based on his fifth round decision victory over Apostolov. Ranzi took the bronze medal, based on fewer bad points than Schöndorfer.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Shamil Khisamutdinov 21 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 Stoyan Apostolov 26 Bulgaria BUL Silver
3 Gian Matteo Ranzi 24 Italy ITA Bronze
4 Manfred Schöndorfer 23 West Germany FRG
5 Takashi Tanoue 25 Japan JPN
6T Antal Steer 28 Hungary HUN
6T Seyyit Hışırlı 23 Turkey TUR
AC Andrzej Supron 19 Poland POL Eliminated r4/6 4,0
AC Sreten Damjanović 25 Yugoslavia YUG Eliminated r4/6 7,5
AC Tage Juhl Weirum 23 Denmark DEN Eliminated r4/6 9,0
AC Djan-Aka Djan Afghanistan AFG Eliminated r3/6 7,0
AC Mohamed Bahamou 27 Morocco MAR Eliminated r3/6 8,0
AC Klaus-Peter Göpfert 23 East Germany GDR Eliminated r3/6 8,0
AC Heinz Rhyn 22 Switzerland SUI Eliminated r3/6 8,0
AC Mohammad Dalirian 20 Iran IRI Eliminated r3/6 9,0
AC Veikko Lavonen 27 Finland FIN Eliminated r2/6 7,0
AC Sotirios Nakos 23 Greece GRE Eliminated r2/6 7,0
AC Josef Brötzner 27 Austria AUT Eliminated r2/6 7,5
AC Ole Sorensen 24 Canada CAN Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Alberto Bremauntz 36 Mexico MEX Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Simion Popescu 32 Romania ROU Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Bob Buzzard 29 United States USA Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Mohamed Gaber 25 Egypt EGY Withdrew r2/6 4,0