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Wrestling at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games:

Men's Flyweight, Freestyle

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Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union
Venue(s): Athletics Fieldhouse, CSKA Sports Complex, Moskva
Date Started: July 28, 1980
Date Finished: July 30, 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 Anatoly Beloglazov
Silver: POL Władysław Stecyk
Bronze: BUL Nermedin Selimov
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Japan’s Yuji Takada was the defending gold medalist and had been World Champion in 1979, as well as 1974-75 and 1977, but he was absent due to the American-led boycott. This left the favorite’s role to Soviet Anatoly Beloglazov, the 1978 World Champion, who dominated the division, winning six straight matches, the first two by decision and then winning the his final four bouts by falls. In round six he threw Władysław Stecyk (POL) in only 57 seconds which clinched the gold medal, as he had already defeated the other finalist, Bulgaria’s Nermedin Selimov, the 1978 and 1980 European Champion, winning that match by a pin in 1:53 in round five. In the only final round match contested, Stecyk won silver by defeating Selimov, 6-5, on points.

The next day, Beloglazov’s twin brother, Sergey, won the gold medal in the bantamweight division. Anatoly would later win the 1982 World title as a bantamweight, the only year between 1981-87 that Sergey did not win that event.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Anatoly Beloglazov 23 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 Władysław Stecyk 29 Poland POL Silver
3 Nermedin Selimov 26 Bulgaria BUL Bronze
4 Lajos Szabó 24 Hungary HUN
5 Jang Dok-Ryong 26 North Korea PRK
6 Nanzadyn Büregdaa 25 Mongolia MGL
7 Koce Efremov 24 Yugoslavia YUG
8 Hartmut Reich 24 East Germany GDR
AC Mohammad Aynutdin 25 Afghanistan AFG Eliminated r3/7 8,0
AC Mohamed Hachaichi 29 Algeria ALG Eliminated r3/7 9,0
AC Kumar Ashok 20 India IND Eliminated r3/7 9,0
AC Nguyễn Kim Thiềng 19 Vietnam VIE Eliminated r2/7 7,0
AC Luis Ocaña 25 Cuba CUB Eliminated r2/7 7,5
AC Ahmad Dahrouj 28 Syria SYR Eliminated r2/7 7,5
AC Mark Dunbar 19 Great Britain GBR Eliminated r2/7 8,0
AC Petre Ciarnău 36 Romania ROU Eliminated r2/7 8,0