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Wrestling at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Men's Middleweight, 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: USA John Peterson
Silver: URS Viktor Novozhilov
Bronze: FRG Adolf Seger

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 John Peterson 27 United States USA Gold
2 Viktor Novozhilov 26 Soviet Union URS Silver
3 Adolf Seger 31 West Germany FRG Bronze
4 Mehmet Uzun 26 Turkey TUR
5 Ismail Abilov 25 Bulgaria BUL
6 Henryk Mazur 23 Poland POL
7 István Kovács 26 Hungary HUN
8 Masaru Motegi 26 Japan JPN
AC Vasile Iorga 31 Romania ROU Eliminated r4/6 9,0
AC Richard Deschatelets 22 Canada CAN Eliminated r3/6 7,0
AC Chimidiin Gochoosüren 23 Mongolia MGL Eliminated r3/6 8,0
AC Ibrahim Diop Senegal SEN Eliminated r3/6 8,0
AC Mohamed Hassan Mohebbi 19 Iran IRI Eliminated r2/6 7,0
AC André Bouchoule 28 France FRA Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Tony Shacklady 30 Great Britain GBR Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Imad Faddoul 22 Lebanon LIB Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC David Aspin 26 New Zealand NZL Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Manuel Villapol 20 Puerto Rico PUR Eliminated r2/6 8,0