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Wrestling at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's Bantamweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Catalonia National Institute of Physical Education (INEFC), Barcelona
Date Started: July 28, 1992
Date Finished: July 30, 1992
Format: Two groups (A and B). Double elimination tournament within each group. Top five in each group advance to placement matches for 1st-10th place.

Gold: KOR An Han-Bong
Silver: GER Rifat Yildiz
Bronze: CHN Sheng Zetian
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The favorite coming into Barcelona was German Rifat Yildiz, who had won the last two World Championships and the 1992 European Championship. He easily advanced to the final where he met Korean An Han-Bong, who was relatively unknown as a bantam, but he had won the 1990 Asian Games in flyweight, and World Championship medals in flyweight in 1989-90. Yildiz stormed ahead in the final, leading 5-2, but An came on strongly at the end and pulled out a narrow decision, 6-5, to win a big upset gold medal. Yildiz would compete at the next two Olympics, placing fifth and fourth.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE CP
1 An Han-Bong 23 South Korea KOR Gold
2 Rifat Yildiz 27 Germany GER Silver
3 Sheng Zetian 19 China CHN Bronze
4 Aleksandr Ignatenko 29 Unified Team EUN
5 William Lara 24 Cuba CUB
6 Marian Sandu 20 Romania ROU
7 Keijo Pehkonen 27 Finland FIN
8 Dennis Hall 21 United States USA
9 Abderrahman Naanaa 27 Morocco MAR
10 András Sike 27 Hungary HUN
AC Patrice Mourier 30 France FRA Eliminated r4/5 Group A 7,0
AC Nikola Zhelyazkov Dimitrov 23 Bulgaria BUL Eliminated r3/5 Group A 4,0
AC Remigijus Šukevičius 22 Lithuania LTU Eliminated r2/5 Group A 2,0
AC Isaak Theodoridis 24 Greece GRE Eliminated r2/5 Group A 1,0
AC Daisuke Hanahara 22 Japan JPN Eliminated r2/5 Group A 1,0
AC Ergüder Bekişdamat 23 Turkey TUR Eliminated r3/6 Group B 5,0
AC Armando Fernández 23 Mexico MEX Eliminated r3/6 Group B 1,0
AC Zoran Galović 24 Individual Olympic Athletes IOA Eliminated r2/6 Group B 1,0
AC Miguel Ángel Sierra 20 Spain ESP Eliminated r2/6 Group B 0,0