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Wrestling at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Men's Featherweight, 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: KOR Yang Jeong-Mo
Silver: MGL Zevegiin Oidov
Bronze: USA Gene Davis

Summary

The two favorites were Mongolian [Zevgiing Oidov], the 1974-75 World Champion, and Bulgarian Ivan Yankov, the 1973 and 1975 European Champion. Yankov was eliminated after round five after being thrown by Oidov, who made it to the final match against Korean Yang Jeong-Mo, bronze medalist at the 1975 Worlds. The arcane bad points system was at its best in this class, as Oidov defeated Yang by decision, 10-8. The bronze medal went to American Gene Davis, who had also defeated Oidov in round one, based on fewer bad points after six rounds than Iran’s Mohsen Farahvash. Yang had defeated Davis by fall in round six, which gave him the gold medal. Davis, Oidov, and Yang all had a 1-1 record head-to-head, with that victory by fall being decisive for Yang, giving him only 3 final round bad points, with Oidov having 4 and Davis 5. Oidov also competed at the 1972 and 1980 Olympics but this was his only classified finish. Davis had wrestled in this class at München in 1972 but was eliminated early.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Yang Jeong-Mo 23 South Korea KOR Gold
2 Zevegiin Oidov 25 Mongolia MGL Silver
3 Gene Davis 30 United States USA Bronze
4 Mohsen Farahvash 28 Iran IRI
5 Ivan Yankov 25 Bulgaria BUL
6 Sergey Timofeyev 26 Soviet Union URS
7 Kenkichi Maekawa 23 Japan JPN
8 Helmut Strumpf 25 East Germany GDR
AC Eduard Giray 27 West Germany FRG Eliminated r4/7 9,0
AC Petre Coman 32 Romania ROU Eliminated r3/7 7,0
AC Egon Beiler 23 Canada CAN Eliminated r3/7 7,5
AC Vehbi Akdağ 27 Turkey TUR Eliminated r3/7 7,5
AC Théodule Toulotte 25 France FRA Eliminated r3/7 8,0
AC Mihály Fodor 26 Hungary HUN Eliminated r2/7 7,0
AC Marco Terán 25 Ecuador ECU Eliminated r2/7 8,0
AC Kenneth Dawes 29 Great Britain GBR Eliminated r2/7 8,0
AC Benjamin Varela 21 Puerto Rico PUR Eliminated r2/7 8,0