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.
The Soviet coaches had to choose between [Vladimir Zubkov], World Champion in 1971 and 1973-75, and [Aleksandr Shumakov], the 1976 European Champion and runner-up in 1974-75. They chose Shumakov who made it to the final round along with the defending gold medalist [Gheorghe Berceanu] of Romania and Bulgaria’s [Stefan Angelov], bronze medalist at München. Shumakov defeated both by decisions in the final round to win the gold medal, with Berceanu taking silver, based on a fifth round victory over Angelov on points.
|1||Aleksey Shumakov||27||Soviet Union||URS||Gold|
|5||Dietmar Hinz||23||East Germany||GDR|
|8T||Khalil Rashid Mohamed Zadeh||23||Iran||IRI|
|8T||Mike Farina||18||United States||USA|
|AC||Sirvano Valdes||23||Cuba||CUB||Eliminated r3/6||9,0|
|AC||Lee In-Chang||20||South Korea||KOR||Eliminated r2/6||7,0|
|AC||Aleksander Zajączkowski||26||Poland||POL||Eliminated r2/6||7,0|
|AC||Ferenc Seres||30||Hungary||HUN||Eliminated r2/6||8,0|
|AC||Antonio Quistelli||26||Italy||ITA||Eliminated r2/6||8,0|
|AC||Byambajavyn Javkhlantögs||16||Mongolia||MGL||Eliminated r2/6||8,0|