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Wrestling at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games:

Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman

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Events:

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

Summary

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.

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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