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Wrestling at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Date Started: July 26, 1992
Date Finished: August 7, 1992
Events: 20

Participants: 370 (370 men and 0 women) from 59 countries
Youngest Participant: NGR Tebe Dorgu (18 years, 4 days)
Oldest Participant: SEN Bounama Touré (39 years, 166 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 60 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): EUN Unified Team (16 medals)

Overview

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.

Medalists

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Light-Flyweight, Greco-Roman EUN Oleg Kutscherenko ITA Vincenzo Maenza CUB Wilber Sánchez
Men's Flyweight, Greco-Roman NOR Jon Rønningen EUN Alfred Ter-Mkrtchyan KOR Min Gyeong-Gap
Men's Bantamweight, Greco-Roman KOR An Han-Bong GER Rifat Yildiz CHN Sheng Zetian
Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman TUR Mehmet Akif Pirim EUN Sergey Martynov CUB Juan Luis Marén
Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman HUN Attila Repka EUN İslam Duquçiyev USA Rodney Smith
Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman EUN Mnatsakan Iskandaryan POL Józef Tracz SWE Torbjörn Kornbakk
Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman HUN Péter Farkas POL Piotr Stępień EUN Daulet Turlykhanov
Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman GER Maik Bullmann TUR Hakkı Başar EUN Gogi Koguashvili
Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman CUB Héctor Milián USA Dennis Koslowski EUN Sergey Demyashkevich
Men's Super-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman EUN Aleksandr Karelin SWE Tomas Johansson ROU Ioan Grigoraş
Men's Light-Flyweight, Freestyle PRK Kim Il-Ong KOR Kim Jong-Sin EUN Vugar Orudzhov
Men's Flyweight, Freestyle PRK Li Hak-Son USA Zeke Jones BUL Valentin Yordanov
Men's Bantamweight, Freestyle CUB Alejandro Puerto EUN Sergey Smal PRK Kim Yong-Sik
Men's Featherweight, Freestyle USA John Smith IRI Asgari Mohammadian CUB Lázaro Reinoso
Men's Lightweight, Freestyle EUN Arsen Fadzayev BUL Valentin Getsov JPN Kosei Akaishi
Men's Welterweight, Freestyle KOR Park Jang-Sun USA Kenny Monday IRI Amir Reza Khadem Azgadhi
Men's Middleweight, Freestyle USA Kevin Jackson EUN Elmadi Zhabrailov IRI Rasoul Khadem Azgadhi
Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle EUN Makharbek Khadartsev TUR Kenan Şimşek USA Chris Campbell
Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle EUN Leri Khabelovi GER Heiko Balz TUR Ali Kayali
Men's Super-Heavyweight, Freestyle USA Bruce Baumgartner CAN Jeff Thue EUN Davit Gobejishvili