Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, USA
Date Started: August 9, 1984
Date Finished: August 11, 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..
The best American wrestler in this class had been Greg Gibson, who won two silvers and one bronze medal at the 1981-83 World Championships, and winning the 1983 Pan American title. Gibson was beaten in the US Trials by Lou Banach, so Gibson elected to compete in Greco-Roman, winning a silver medal in that style at Los Angeles. Two days before this competition Banach’s brother, Ed, had won the gold medal in the light-heavyweight division. Lou Banach easily won all his matches in Group B, and then met Syrian Joseph Atiyeh for the gold medal. That was not much of a match as Banach pinned Atiyeh in 1:01, but the silver medal Atiyeh won was the first ever for Syria at the Olympics.
|1||Lou Banach||24||United States||USA||Gold|
|7||Kartar Dhillon Singh||30||India||IND|
|AC||Karl-Johan Gustavsson||26||Sweden||SWE||Eliminated r2/3 Group A||0,0|
|AC||Oumar Samba Sy||24||Mauritania||MTN||Withdrew r2/3 Group A||0,0|
|AC||Ambroise Sarr||33||Senegal||SEN||Eliminated r2/3 Group B||0,0|