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Wrestling at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Men's Bantamweight, Freestyle

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): Maurice Richard Arena, Montréal, Québec; Pierre Charbonneau Centre, Olympic Park, Montréal, Québec
Date Started: July 27, 1976
Date Finished: July 31, 1976
Format: Scoring by negative points, with negative points given for any result short of a fall. Accumulation of 6 negative points eliminated the wrestler, but a wrestler could not be eliminated after a victory. When three or fewer wrestlers remained, they advanced to a final round, with preliminary results carried forward.

Gold: URS Vladimir Yumin
Silver: GDR Hans-Dieter Brüchert
Bronze: JPN Masao Arai

Summary

The last two World Champions were Masao Arai (JPN-1975) and Vladimir Yumin (URS-1974). Yumin also came in as European Champion in 1975-76. Both made it to the final rounds, along with East German Hans-Dieter Brüchert, Iran’s Ramezan Kheder, and Bulgaria’s Mikho Dukov. The round three match, in which Yumin defeated Brüchert on points, proved to be decisive and gave the gold medal to Yumin, with Brüchert taking silver, and Arai bronze. For all three medalists, this was their only Olympic appearance. Dukov, who placed fourth, would later win a silver medal in 1980 at Moskva as a featherweight. Yumin won World titles as a featherweight in 1977-79 but failed to make the Soviet team for Moskva.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Vladimir Yumin 24 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 Hans-Dieter Brüchert 23 East Germany GDR Silver
3 Masao Arai 27 Japan JPN Bronze
4 Mikho Dukov 20 Bulgaria BUL
5 Ramezan Kheder 32 Iran IRI
6 Megdiin Khoilogdorj 28 Mongolia MGL
7 Georgios Khatziioannidis 25 Greece GRE
8 Zbigniew Żedzicki 31 Poland POL
AC Jorge Ramos 27 Cuba CUB Eliminated r4/6 7,0
AC Li Ho-Pyong 24 North Korea PRK Eliminated r5/6 8,5
AC Risto Darlev 21 Yugoslavia YUG Eliminated r4/6 8,0
AC László Klinga 29 Hungary HUN Withdrew r4/6 5,0
AC Gigel Anghel 21 Romania ROU Eliminated r3/6 7,0
AC Jeong Yun-Ok 27 South Korea KOR Eliminated r3/6 8,0
AC Moises López 34 Mexico MEX Eliminated r3/6 8,0
AC Joe Corso 24 United States USA Eliminated r3/6 8,0
AC Mike Barry 22 Canada CAN Eliminated r2/6 7,0
AC Gordon Smith 22 Australia AUS Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Amrik Singh Gill 25 Great Britain GBR Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Barry Oldridge 25 New Zealand NZL Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Ditta Allah 28 Pakistan PAK Eliminated r2/6 8,0