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Wrestling at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman

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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..

Gold: FIN Jouko Salomäki
Silver: SWE Roger Tallroth
Bronze: ROU Ştefan Rusu
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Soviet Georgian Mikhail Mamiashvili was the top wrestler in this class in 1984 but he could not compete in Los Angeles due to the Soviet-led boycott. In his absence the favorite was Romanian Ştefan Rusu, Olympic gold medalist in 1976 and 1980 as a lightweight. However in round two of Group B Rusu lost to Finland’s Jouko Salomäki and Salomäki would win the group and head to the gold medal match against Sweden’s Roger Tallroth, silver medalist at the 1982 European Championships. Salomäki opened a big lead, 5-0, in the final, but Tallroth fought back and made it close, eventually losing, 5-4. Rusu did manage to win the bronze medal match over Korean Kim Yeong-Nam on points, 6-1. Mamiashvili would compete at the 1988 Olympics, winning the middleweight gold medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE CP
1 Jouko Salomäki 21 Finland FIN Gold
2 Roger Tallroth 23 Sweden SWE Silver
3 Ştefan Rusu 28 Romania ROU Bronze
4 Kim Yeong-Nam 24 South Korea KOR
5 Karlo Kasap 29 Yugoslavia YUG
6 Martial Mischler 20 France FRA
7 Chris Catalfo 24 United States USA
8 Mohamed Hamad 32 Egypt EGY
AC Celal Taşkıran 30 Turkey TUR Eliminated r4/4 Group A 4,0
AC Karl-Heinz Helbing 27 West Germany FRG Eliminated r3/4 Group A 5,5
AC Takahiro Mukai 26 Japan JPN Eliminated r2/4 Group A 1,0
AC Oscar Strático 28 Argentina ARG Eliminated r2/4 Group A 0,0
AC Issam Awarke 24 Lebanon LIB Eliminated r2/4 Group A 0,0
AC Jeff Stuebing 25 Canada CAN Eliminated r3/4 Group B 4,0
AC Abdel Aziz Tahir 23 Morocco MAR Eliminated r2/4 Group B 1,5
AC Romelio Salas 26 Colombia COL Eliminated r2/4 Group B 1,0
AC Ali Hussain Faris Iraq IRQ Eliminated r2/4 Group B 0,5