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Wrestling at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games:

Men's Flyweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Helsinki, Finland
Venue(s): Exhibition Hall I, Helsinki
Date Started: July 24, 1952
Date Finished: July 27, 1952
Format: Win by fall = 0 points; win by decision = 1 point; loss of any type = 3 points. Three judges gave decisions, thus all decisions were either 2-1 or 3-0. Five bad points eliminated a wrestler. When only three wrestlers remained, if they had not yet met one another, they wrestled further rounds. Medal placements were determined by the match record among the medalists, with bad points as a tie breaker. A wrestler in the medal rounds could continue with 5 or more bad points.

Gold: URS Boris Gurevich
Silver: ITA Ignazio Fabra
Bronze: FIN Leo Honkala


Sweden's [Bengt Johansson] had won the 1950 World Championship, but he was eliminated on bad points after round four and a loss to Italy's [Ignazio Fabra]. Fabra went to the medalist round along with Soviet [Boris Gurevich] and Finn [Leo Honkala]. Gurevich had not led through any of the first four rounds, but defeated both Honkala and Fabra by unanimous decisions to win the gold medal. Gurevich would go on to win the World Championship in 1953 and 1958. Fabra won the silver medal with a unanimous decision victory over Honkala. Fabra would win the 1955 World Championship as a bantamweight.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal MMR/RE BP
1 Boris Gurevich 21 Soviet Union URS Gold 2-0
2 Ignazio Fabra 22 Italy ITA Silver 1-1
3 Leo Honkala 19 Finland FIN Bronze 0-2
4 Heini Weber 28 Germany GER
5T Mahmoud Fawzy 32 Egypt EGY
5T Bengt Johansson 26 Sweden SWE
AC Maurice Mewis 22 Belgium BEL Eliminated r4/7 7
AC Borivoj Vukov 23 Yugoslavia YUG Eliminated r4/7 7
AC Svend Aage Thomsen 33 Denmark DEN Eliminated r3/7 7
AC Béla Kenéz 29 Hungary HUN Eliminated r3/7 7
AC Dumitru Pîrvulescu 19 Romania ROU Eliminated r3/7 7
AC Franz Brunner 21 Austria AUT Eliminated r2/7 6
AC Edmond Faure 25 France FRA Eliminated r2/7 6
AC Werner Zimmer 22 Saar SAA Eliminated r2/7 6
AC Josef Zeman 26 Czechoslovakia TCH Eliminated r2/7 6
AC Fahrettin Akbaş Turkey TUR Eliminated r2/7 6
AC Frithjof Clausen 36 Norway NOR Withdrew r2/7 3