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Wrestling at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Bantamweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, USA
Date Started: August 1, 1984
Date Finished: August 3, 1984
Format: Two groups of competitors. Placement within each group decided by a series of matches with positive points awarded for each result, from 4.0 for victory by fall, to 0.0 for defeat by fall. When three wrestlers remained within a group, they wrestled a round-robin series to determine the top three placements within the group. The winners of each group then wrestled for 1st and 2nd place. Runners-up in each group wrestled for 3rd and 4th place. Third-place finishers within each group wrestled for 5th and 6th place..

Gold: FRG Pasquale Pasarelli
Silver: JPN Masaki Eto
Bronze: GRE Babis Kholidis
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This was one of only three Greco-Roman classes in 1984 in which the defending World Champion competed, Masaki Eto of Japan (the other being the featherweight and lightweight classes). His biggest challenger was expected to be Italian [Pasquale Passarelli], the 1981 World Champion. As expected, Eto won Group A and Passarelli won Group B and they met for the gold medal. Passarelli went ahead on points but Eto had him close to a pin for the last 1½ minutes of the match but could never quite turn him, and Passarelli held on to win gold. Within a year after the Los Angeles Olympics Passarelli was arrested and convicted for smuggling stolen money in France and Paraguay.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE CP
1 Pasquale Pasarelli 27 West Germany FRG Gold
2 Masaki Eto 30 Japan JPN Silver
3 Babis Kholidis 27 Greece GRE Bronze
4 Niculae Zamfir 26 Romania ROU
5 Frank Famiano 23 United States USA
6 Benni Ljungbeck 26 Sweden SWE
7 Mehmet Serhat Karadağ 28 Turkey TUR
8 Park Byeong-Hyo 21 South Korea KOR
AC Antonino Caltabiano 29 Italy ITA Eliminated r3/3 Group A 4,0
AC Ronny Sigde 23 Norway NOR Eliminated r3/3 Group A 4,0
AC Ilpo Seppälä 30 Finland FIN Eliminated r2/3 Group A 2,0
AC Ali Lachkar 34 Morocco MAR Eliminated r2/3 Group A 1,0
AC Abdel Latif Khalaf 18 Egypt EGY Eliminated r2/3 Group A 0,0
AC Patrice Mourier 22 France FRA Eliminated r2/4 Group B 1,0
AC Servio Severino Dominican Republic DOM Eliminated r2/4 Group B 0,0
AC Ernesto Bahena 22 Mexico MEX Eliminated r2/4 Group B 0,0