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Wrestling at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Men's Welterweight, 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 Anatoly Bykov
Silver: TCH Vítězslav Mácha
Bronze: FRG Karl-Heinz Helbing

Summary

The last few major internationals had been spread among several different wrestlers, but Soviet Anatoly Bykov had won the 1975 World title. Bykov kept winning, aided by a controversial victory in round five over East German Klaus-Peter Göpfert, who was disqualified for passivity with only six seconds left in the match and the score tied, 5-5. Bykov then won the gold medal with a final round victory over Czechoslovak Vítězslav Mácha, the defending champion. Bykov would also win a silver medal in this class in 1980 at Moskva. Mácha was competing in his third Olympics and would also compete in 1980, placing sixth in this class.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Anatoly Bykov 22 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 Vítězslav Mácha 28 Czechoslovakia TCH Silver
3 Karl-Heinz Helbing 19 West Germany FRG Bronze
4 Mikko Huhtala 24 Finland FIN
5 Klaus-Peter Göpfert 27 East Germany GDR
6 Gheorghe Ciobotaru 22 Romania ROU
7 Jan Karlsson 30 Sweden SWE
8 Petros Galaktopoulos 31 Greece GRE
AC Yasuo Nagatomo 24 Japan JPN Eliminated r3/6 7,0
AC Yanko Shopov 21 Bulgaria BUL Eliminated r3/6 7,5
AC Hans Kiss 24 Austria AUT Eliminated r3/6 8,0
AC Stanisław Krzesiński 26 Poland POL Eliminated r3/6 8,0
AC Idalberto Barban 23 Cuba CUB Eliminated r3/6 8,5
AC John Matthews 24 United States USA Eliminated r2/6 7,0
AC Brian Renken 21 Canada CAN Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Mihály Toma 28 Hungary HUN Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Brahim Toughza Morocco MAR Withdrew r2/6 4,0
AC Jamtsyn Davaajav 21 Mongolia MGL Withdrew r2/6 4,0