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Wrestling at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's Flyweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Victoria
Date Started: December 3, 1956
Date Finished: December 6, 1956
Format: Elimination by bad points. Win by fall = 0 points; win by decision = 1 point; loss by 2-1 decision = 3 points; loss by 3-0 decision = 3 points; loss by fall = 3 points. Three judges gave decisions, thus all decisions were either 2-1 or 3-0. Five bad points eliminated a wrestler.

Gold: URS Nikolay Solovyov
Silver: ITA Ignazio Fabra
Bronze: TUR Dursun Ali Eğribaş


The final round in flyweight Greco-Roman came down to Soviet [Nikolay Solovyov], Italy’s [Ignazio Fabra], the 1955 World Champion, and Turkey’s [Dursun Ali Eğribaş]. The three tied in the final round with four bad points and all had records of 1-1 against one another. Solovyov won the gold medal on a tiebreaker, with the silver going to Fabra. Fabra had also been silver medalist in this class at Helsinki, and would place fourth in Roma in 1960.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Nikolay Solovyov 25 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 Ignazio Fabra 26 Italy ITA Silver
3 Dursun Ali Eğribaş Turkey TUR Bronze
4 Dumitru Pîrvulescu 23 Romania ROU
5 István Baranya 25 Hungary HUN
6 Borivoj Vukov 27 Yugoslavia YUG
AC Maurice Mewis 27 Belgium BEL Eliminated r3/5 6
AC Bengt Johansson 30 Sweden SWE Eliminated r3/5 6
AC Dick Wilson 23 United States USA Eliminated r3/5 7
AC Monty Hakansson 37 Australia AUS Eliminated r2/5 6
AC André Zoete 25 France FRA Eliminated r2/5 6