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Wrestling at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games:

Men's Featherweight, Freestyle

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Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union
Venue(s): Athletics Fieldhouse, CSKA Sports Complex, Moskva
Date Started: July 27, 1980
Date Finished: July 29, 1980
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: URS Magomedgasan Abushev
Silver: BUL Mikho Dukov
Bronze: GRE Georgios Khatziioannidis
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Vladimir Yumin had won the last three World Championships but was not selected for the Soviet team, as they instead chose 1980 European Champion Magomedgasan Abushev. Abushev made the final round along with Bulgarian Mikho Dukov, who he had already defeated on points in round four, and Greek wrestler Georgios Khatziioannidis. Abushev then overhelmed Katziioannidis in the final, winning a decision, 14-3, to take the gold medal. Dukov, the 1979 World silver medalist and 1978-79 European Champion, threw Khatzi in 2:04 to take the silver medal. Dukov had placed fourth at the 1976 Olympics as a bantamweight. This was the only major podium placement of Khatziioannidis’s career.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Magomedgasan Abushev 20 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 Mikho Dukov 24 Bulgaria BUL Silver
3 Georgios Khatziioannidis 29 Greece GRE Bronze
4 Raúl Cascaret 18 Cuba CUB
5 Aurel Şuteu 22 Romania ROU
6 Ölziibayaryn Nasanjargal 24 Mongolia MGL
7 Brian Aspen 21 Great Britain GBR
8 Zoltán Szalontai 23 Hungary HUN
AC Jan Szymański 20 Poland POL Eliminated r3/6 8,0
AC Phí Hữu Tình 19 Vietnam VIE Eliminated r3/6 8,0
AC Victor Kede Manga 27 Cameroon CMR Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Augustine Atasie 22 Nigeria NGR Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Adnan Kudmani 23 Syria SYR Eliminated r2/6 8,0