Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, USA
Date Started: July 31, 1984
Date Finished: August 2, 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..
All the recent World and European champions were unable to compete in 1984 because of the Soviet-led boycott. This opened up the class to Turkey’s Erol Kemah, 1983 World silver medalist, and Japan’s Atsuji Miyahara, 1981 World silver medalist. Miyahara advanced to the final, but Kemah lost two matches in Group B and did not make the classification matches, eventually placing seventh. Miyahara met Mexican Daniel Aceves in the final, winning the gold medal on points, 9-4. Miyahara would return in 1988 at Seoul and win a silver medal in this class. The fifth-place finisher in Los Angeles was Norwegian Jon Rønningen, who would win two consecutive Olympic gold medals in this class in 1988 and 1992.
|3||Bang Dae-Du||29||South Korea||KOR||Bronze|
|AC||Jean-Pierre Chambellan||25||France||FRA||Eliminated r2/3 Group A||0,0|
|AC||Anders Bükk||20||Sweden||SWE||Eliminated r2/3 Group A||0,0|
|AC||Iván Garcés||18||Ecuador||ECU||Eliminated r2/3 Group B||1,0|
|AC||Mahmoud Moustafa Fathalla||26||Egypt||EGY||Eliminated r2/3 Group B||0,0|