Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Catalonia National Institute of Physical Education (INEFC), Barcelona
Date Started: August 4, 1992
Date Finished: August 6, 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.
The Bruce Baumgartner – Davit Gobejishvili show continued. The two had been the best super-heavyweights since the early-to-mid 1980s and were arch-rivals. Baumgartner had won the gold medal in 1984 in Gobejishvili’s absence due to the Soviet-led boycott of Los Angeles. Gobejishvili won in 1988 at Seoul, defeating Baumgartner in the final. Baumgartner was World Champion in 1986 while Gobejishvili won in 1985 and 1990. Unfortunately, because FILA does not seed wrestlers at the Olympics, they were both drawn in Group B and met in round three. It was their 17th match with Baumgartner leading the series, 10-6. The match was scoreless until four seconds remained when Baumgartner caught Gobejishvili in a double-leg takedown and scores three points to win, 3-0. As expected they won the remainder of their matches, Baumgartner winning a second gold by easily defeating Canadian [Jeffrey Thue] in the final, 8-0.
|1||Bruce Baumgartner||31||United States||USA||Gold|
|3||Davit Gobejishvili||29||Unified Team||EUN||Bronze|
|6||Ali Reza Soleimani||36||Iran||IRI|
|8||Park Seong-Ha||26||South Korea||KOR|
|10||Rod Figueroa||26||Puerto Rico||PUR|
|AC||Tamon Honda||28||Japan||JPN||Eliminated r2/6 Group A||1,0|
|AC||Tomasz Kupis||28||Poland||POL||Eliminated r2/6 Group A||1,0|
|AC||Mor Wade||35||Senegal||SEN||Eliminated r2/6 Group A||0,0|
|AC||Juraj Štěch||24||Czechoslovakia||TCH||Eliminated r2/5 Group B||1,0|
|AC||Zsolt Gombos||24||Hungary||HUN||Eliminated r2/5 Group B||0,0|