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Wrestling at the 1960 Roma Summer Games:

Men's Flyweight, Freestyle

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Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Basilica of Maxentius, Roma
Date Started: September 1, 1960
Date Finished: September 6, 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. When three or fewer wrestlers remained, they advanced to a final round, with preliminary results carried forward.

Gold: TUR Ahmet Bilek
Silver: JPN Masayuki Matsubara
Bronze: IRI Ibrahim Seifpour


At the 1959 World Championships [Ali Aliyev] of the Soviet Union had won the title, defeating Turkey’s [Ahmet Bilek]. Aliyev won his first three bouts in Rome, including a decision over Bilek in round three, but then lost to American [Gray Simons] and Iran’s [Ibrahim Seifpour] and was eliminated. Seifpour advanced to the final round with Bilek and Japan’s [Masayuki Matsubara]. Bilek had defeated Matsubara in round one, however, and Seifpour in round six, giving him the gold medal. Matsubara won a decision over Seifpour in the final round to take the silver medal.

After the 1960 Olympics Bilek emigrated to Germany and became German champion in 1966 and 1968, but never again wrestled at the Olympics. Aliyev repeated as World Champion in 1961 and1962, and competed at Tokyo in 1964, placing fourth.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Ahmet Bilek Turkey TUR Gold
2 Masayuki Matsubara 21 Japan JPN Silver
3 Ibrahim Seifpour 22 Iran IRI Bronze
4 Paul Neff 22 Germany GER
5 Gray Simons 21 United States USA
6 Ali Aliyev 22 Soviet Union URS
7 Nikola Vasilev Dimitrov 20 Bulgaria BUL
8 André Zoete 28 France FRA
9 Din Nawab 24 Pakistan PAK
10 Carlo Vitrano 22 Italy ITA
11 Lesław Kropp 23 Poland POL
12 Jorge Rosado 21 Mexico MEX
13T Dieter Gröning 28 Australia AUS
13T Väinö Rantala 18 Finland FIN
13T Faiz Mohammad Khakshar 18 Afghanistan AFG
13T Bengt Frännfors 24 Sweden SWE
13T Seán O'Connor 23 Ireland IRL