Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Date Started: July 26, 1992
Date Finished: August 7, 1992
Participants: 370 (370 men and 0 women) from 59 countries
Youngest Participant: Tebe Dorgu (18 years, 4 days)
Oldest Participant: Bounama Touré (39 years, 166 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 60 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): Unified Team (16 medals)
The 1992 Olympic wrestling tournament was held at the Institut Nacional d'Educació Fisica de Catalunya, which was an indoor venue that was renovated in 1991 in preparation for the 1992 Olympics. Wrestling was the only sport held there.
The wrestling program was the same as in 1988, with 10 classes in both styles, with the same weight limits, including an upper weight limit of 130 kg (286 lbs) for the heaviest class in both freestyle and Greco-Roman. Each class was separated into A and B Groups. Placements were determined by a double elimination tournament within each group, with the top five in each group advancing to placement matches for 1st-10th place.
Since they entered the Olympics in 1952, the Soviet Union had always been the top medal winners in wrestling at the Olympics, save for 1984 when they did not compete. The Soviet Union no longer existed, but their avatar, the Unified Team, was in Barcelona and led the medal list with 16, and won the most gold medals, with 6. They also won the most medals in both styles, with 7 freestyle medals and 9 Greco-Roman medals. In terms of gold medals, the Unified Team and the United States both won 3 freestyle events, while the Unifieds won 3 Greco-Roman golds, followed by Hungary, with 2 Greco golds.