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Wrestling at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games:

Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union
Venue(s): Athletics Fieldhouse, CSKA Sports Complex, Moskva
Date Started: July 21, 1980
Date Finished: July 23, 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.

Gold: HUN Ferenc Kocsis
Silver: URS Anatoly Bykov
Bronze: FIN Mikko Huhtala
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Hungarian Ferenc Kocsis was the favorite, having won the 1978 World and 1978-79 European Championships. He was expected to be challenged by the defending gold medalist, Soviet Anatoly Bykov. They both made the final round, joined by Finland’s Mikko Huhtala. Kocsis had thrown Huhtala in round five in 5:44. Bykov defeated Huhtala in the first match of the final, winning on decision by 7-4. So Kocsis and Bykov then met for the gold medal, with Kocsis winning when Bykov was disqualified for passivity at 7:21. The actual decision was a passivity penalty against both wrestlers, but Kocsis was declared the victor, presumably for “less passivity.” Kocsis went on to win European titles again in 1981 and 1983.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Ferenc Kocsis 27 Hungary HUN Gold
2 Anatoly Bykov 26 Soviet Union URS Silver
3 Mikko Huhtala 28 Finland FIN Bronze
4 Yanko Shopov 25 Bulgaria BUL
5 Lennart Lundell 26 Sweden SWE
6 Vítězslav Mácha 32 Czechoslovakia TCH
7 Gheorghe Minea 21 Romania ROU
8 Jacques Van Lancker 30 Belgium BEL
AC Wiesław Dziadura 23 Poland POL Eliminated r3/6 7,0
AC Ahmed Lutfi Shihad Iraq IRQ Eliminated r2/6 7,0
AC Karlo Kasap 25 Yugoslavia YUG Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Idalberto Barban 27 Cuba CUB Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Kaj Jægergaard Hansen 20 Denmark DEN Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Jamal Moughrabi 23 Syria SYR Eliminated r2/6 8,0