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Wrestling at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, USA
Date Started: July 30, 1984
Date Finished: August 1, 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: USA Steve Fraser
Silver: ROU Ilie Matei
Bronze: SWE Frank Andersson
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The two favorites were Sweden’s Frank Andersson, the 1979 and 1982 World Champion, and Romanian Ilie Matei, who also competed in freestyle in Los Angeles, rare for this era. In round four of Group A Andersson met American Steve Fraser and was upset, 4-1. Prior to this class no American had won a medal in Greco-Roman wrestling but Fraser advanced to the final against Matei in which he won the gold medal on criteria, after they tied 1-1. Matei led most of the match 1-0, but Fraser caught him in a front headlock with only a few seconds remaining to take the title. Andersson did win the bronze medal, defeating West German Uwe Sachs on points, 5-0.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE CP
1 Steve Fraser 26 United States USA Gold
2 Ilie Matei 24 Romania ROU Silver
3 Frank Andersson 28 Sweden SWE Bronze
4 Uwe Sachs 25 West Germany FRG
5 Jean-François Court 26 France FRA
6 Georgios Pozidis 28 Greece GRE
7 Toni Hannula 22 Finland FIN
8 Franz Marx 21 Austria AUT
AC Karolj Kopas 26 Yugoslavia YUG Eliminated r2/4 Group A 2,0
AC Garry Kallos 28 Canada CAN Eliminated r2/4 Group A 0,5
AC Abdul Breesam Rahman Iraq IRQ Eliminated r2/4 Group A 0,0
AC Kamal Ibrahim 23 Egypt EGY Eliminated r2/2 Group B 0,5
AC Hiroshi Hase 23 Japan JPN Eliminated r2/2 Group B 0,0