Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Basilica of Maxentius, Roma
Date Started: August 26, 1960
Date Finished: August 31, 1960
Format: Scoring by negative points, with negative points given for any result short of a fall. Accumulation of 6 negative points eliminated the wrestler.
Hungarian [Imre PolyÃ¡k] was the favorite, having won a silver medal in the class at Helsinki in 1952 and Melbourne in 1956, and the World Championship in 1955 and 1958. Both of his World titles came over Turkeyâs [MÃ¼zahir Sille], who was also present in Roma. Another contender was Soviet [Konstantin Vyrupayev], the bantamweight gold medalist in 1956. After five rounds, only PolyÃ¡k and Sille remained, with PolyÃ¡k having only 3 bad points to Silleâs 5. In the final round, however, Sille won a close decision to take the gold medal in an upset, leaving PolyÃ¡k with his third consecutive silver medal. Vyrupayev and Italyâs [Umberto Trippa] were tied after five rounds with 6 bad points, but Vyrupayev had defeated Trippa by decision, which gave him the bronze medal.
PolyÃ¡k was not done and would win the gold medal in this class at Tokyo in 1964, after winning the 1962 World Championship, defeating Vyrupayev in the final round. Sille moved to Germany in 1961 where he competed for KSV Witten 07, but he never competed internationally again.
|3||Konstantin Vyrupayev||29||Soviet Union||URS||Bronze|
|8||Lee Allen||25||United States||USA|
|9||Moustafa Hamil Mansour||30||United Arab Republic||UAR|
|22T||JosÃ© AntÃ³nio GregÃ³rio||21||Portugal||POR|