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Wrestling at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Heavyweight, 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: ROU Vasile Andrei
Silver: USA Greg Gibson
Bronze: YUG Jožef Tertei


American Greg Gibson had won two silvers and a bronze at the 1981-83 World Championships, but in freestyle. When he was upset by Lou Banach at the US Freestyle Trials, Gibson opted to try for the US team in Greco-Roman and succeeded. Banach would win the gold medal in freestyle heavyweight. The favorite in this class was Romanian Vasile Andrei, silver medalist at the 1982 World Championships. With only eight wrestlers in the division, Gibson and Andrei won Groups A and B, respectively, and met for the gold medal. Andrei dominated Gibson, who was new to the style, winning on technical superiority, 12-0, at 4:16 of the match.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Vasile Andrei 29 Romania ROU Gold
2 Greg Gibson 30 United States USA Silver
3 Jožef Tertei 24 Yugoslavia YUG Bronze
4 Georgios Poikilidis 22 Greece GRE
5 Franz Pitschmann 29 Austria AUT
6 Fritz Gerdsmeier 22 West Germany FRG
7T Karl-Johan Gustavsson 26 Sweden SWE
7T Yoshihiro Fujita 32 Japan JPN