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Wrestling at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games:

Men's Bantamweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Venue(s): Sangmu Gynmasium, Seongnam
Date Started: September 20, 1988
Date Finished: September 22, 1988
Format: Two groups (A and B). Double elimination tournament within each group. Top four in each group advance to placement matches for 1st-8th place.

Gold: HUN András Sike
Silver: BUL Stoyan Balov
Bronze: GRE Babis Kholidis

Summary

Nobody had distinguished themselves in this class since 1984 so there was no favorite. Bulgaria’s Stoyan Balov had won the 1985 World Championships and went through Group A undefeated to qualify for the final match. In Group B Hungary’s András Sike was little known but also made it through. Balov and Sike met for the title, with Sike winning easily, 9-0, when Balov had to stop the match because of an injury, giving Sike the gold. The bronze medal went to Greek Babis Kholidis, who had also won a bronze medal in this class in Los Angeles.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE CP
1 András Sike 23 Hungary HUN Gold
2 Stoyan Balov 28 Bulgaria BUL Silver
3 Babis Kholidis 31 Greece GRE Bronze
4 Yang Changcen 23 China CHN
5 Heo Byeong-Ho 21 South Korea KOR
6 Ghazi Salah Iraq IRQ
7 Aleksandr Shestakov 26 Soviet Union URS
8 Rifat Yildiz 23 West Germany FRG
AC Keijo Pehkonen 23 Finland FIN Eliminated r4/6 Group A 8,0
AC Anthony Amado 25 United States USA Eliminated r4/6 Group A 7,0
AC Ronny Sigde 27 Norway NOR Eliminated r3/6 Group A 5,0
AC Kacem Bouallouche 24 Morocco MAR Eliminated r3/6 Group A 4,0
AC Benni Ljungbeck 30 Sweden SWE Eliminated r3/6 Group A 3,0
AC Zoran Galović 21 Yugoslavia YUG Eliminated r2/6 Group A 1,0
AC Ahad Pazach 18 Iran IRI Eliminated r2/6 Group A 0,0
AC Shunji Nakadome 24 Japan JPN Eliminated r3/5 Group B 4,5
AC Patrice Mourier 26 France FRA Eliminated r2/5 Group B 7,0
AC Mehdi Chaambi 23 Tunisia TUN Eliminated r2/5 Group B 3,5
AC Ryszard Wolny 19 Poland POL Eliminated r2/5 Group B 1,5
AC Adrian Ponce 26 Mexico MEX Eliminated r2/5 Group B 1,0
AC Ramón Meña 20 Panama PAN Eliminated r2/5 Group B 1,0