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Wrestling at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Men's Flyweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): Pierre Charbonneau Centre, Olympic Park, Montréal, Québec
Date Started: July 20, 1976
Date Finished: July 24, 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.

Gold: URS Vitaly Konstantinov
Silver: ROU Nicu Gingă
Bronze: JPN Koichiro Hirayama


The defending gold medalist was Bulgarian [Petar Kirov] who had won the 1974 World Championships, and the European titles in 1974 and 1976, but he was injured in his second round match and had to withdraw. This left the division wide open. The final match saw Japan’s [Koichiro Hirayama] defeat Soviet [Vitaly Konstantinov], but Konstantinov won the gold medal and Hirayama the bronze. To understand why, one must look at the head-to-head matches between the three finalists, which also included Romanian [Nicu Gingă]. In round five Hirayama lost to Gingă and was disqualified for passivity, while Konstantinov had defeated Gingă in round two by decision. Thus Konstantinov had 4 bad points in the final round, while Gingă and Hirayama both had 5 bad points. Gingă won the silver medal based on his victory over Hirayama.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Vitaly Konstantinov 27 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 Nicu Gingă 23 Romania ROU Silver
3 Koichiro Hirayama 29 Japan JPN Bronze
4 Rolf Krauß 22 West Germany FRG
5 Lajos Rácz 24 Hungary HUN
6 Morad Ali Shiran 21 Iran IRI
7 Antonino Caltabiano 21 Italy ITA
8 Baek Seung-Hyeon 27 South Korea KOR
AC Bruce Thompson 24 United States USA Eliminated r3/6 6,5
AC Julien Mewis 18 Belgium BEL Eliminated r3/6 9,0
AC Czesław Stanjek 23 Poland POL Withdrew r3/6 3,0
AC Babis Kholidis 19 Greece GRE Eliminated r2/6 7,0
AC Jamsrangiin Mönkh–Ochir 26 Mongolia MGL Eliminated r2/6 7,0
AC Bilal Tabur 27 Turkey TUR Eliminated r2/6 7,0
AC Leonel Duarte 27 Portugal POR Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Mohamed Karmous 27 Morocco MAR Withdrew r2/6 0,0
AC Petar Kirov 33 Bulgaria BUL Withdrew r2/6 4,0