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Wrestling at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games:

Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Venue(s): Sangmu Gynmasium, Seongnam
Date Started: September 19, 1988
Date Finished: September 21, 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: KOR Kim Yeong-Nam
Silver: URS Daulet Turlykhanov
Bronze: POL Józef Tracz
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Jouko Salomäki (FIN) was the defending champion and the 1987 World Champion, but he lost his first match to Sweden’s Roger Tallroth, who Salomäki had defeated in the 1984 Olympic final. Salomäki then lost to France’s Martial Mischler and was eliminated. This left the favorite’s role to Daulet Turlykhanov, the 1987 European Champion, who had usually been beaten out by his teammate, Mikhail Mamiashvili, multiple international champion, for a spot on the Soviet team, but Mamiashvili moved up to middleweight in seoul. Turlykhanov went to the final where he met Korean Kim Yeong-Nam, the 1986 Asian Games champion, but with little further international record. However Kim prevailed, defeating Turlykhanov on decision, 2-1, to win the gold medal. Turlykhanov would return in 1992 and win a bronze medal in the middleweight division.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE CP
1 Kim Yeong-Nam 28 South Korea KOR Gold
2 Daulet Turlykhanov 24 Soviet Union URS Silver
3 Józef Tracz 24 Poland POL Bronze
4 János Takács 21 Hungary HUN
5 Martial Mischler 24 France FRA
6 Borislav Velichkov 27 Bulgaria BUL
7 Roger Tallroth 28 Sweden SWE
8 Hiromichi Ito 24 Japan JPN
AC Franc Podlesek 36 Yugoslavia YUG Eliminated r4/6 Group A 7,0
AC David Butler 31 United States USA Eliminated r4/6 Group A 6,0
AC Wei Qingkun 21 China CHN Eliminated r2/6 Group A 1,0
AC Jean Manga 29 Cameroon CMR Eliminated r2/6 Group A 0,0
AC Óscar Sánchez 21 Spain ESP Eliminated r2/6 Group A 0,0
AC Zouheir Al-Balah 21 Syria SYR Eliminated r2/6 Group A 0,0
AC Abdel Aziz Tahir 27 Morocco MAR Eliminated r3/6 Group B 5,0
AC Erhan Balcı 22 Turkey TUR Eliminated r3/6 Group B 3,0
AC Jouko Salomäki 26 Finland FIN Eliminated r2/6 Group B 2,0
AC Jaroslav Zeman 26 Czechoslovakia TCH Eliminated r2/6 Group B 1,0
AC Reza Anduz 23 Iran IRI Eliminated r2/6 Group B 0,0