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Wrestling at the 1960 Roma Summer Games:

Men's Flyweight, Greco-Roman

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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.

Gold: ROU Dumitru Pîrvulescu
Silver: UAR Osman El-Sayed
Bronze: IRI Mohamed Paziraie


Soviet [Boris Gurevich] had won this title in 1952 and was World Champion in 1953 and 1958, but he was retired by 1960, which left the class wide open. After four rounds, six wrestlers remained with either 4 or 5 bad points. Romanian [Dimitri Pîrvulescu] won a decision over Italy’s [Ignazio Fabra], the 1952 and 1956 silver medalist, which gave Pîrvulescu the gold medal. [Osman El-Sayed] of the United Arab Republic (Egypt) and Iranian [Mohamed Paziraie] won the other fifth round matches, which gave El-Sayed the silver medal, based on his second round decision over Paziraie. Pîrvulescu competed in 1964 at Tokyo, winning a bronze medal, as did Fabra, who finished fourth in this class in 1964, his fourth Olympics.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Dumitru Pîrvulescu 27 Romania ROU Gold
2 Osman El-Sayed 30 United Arab Republic UAR Silver
3 Mohamed Paziraie 31 Iran IRI Bronze
4 Takashi Hirata 24 Japan JPN
5T Ignazio Fabra 30 Italy ITA
5T Ivan Kochergin 24 Soviet Union URS
7 Borivoj Vukov 31 Yugoslavia YUG
8 Bengt Frännfors 24 Sweden SWE
9 Dick Wilson 26 United States USA
10T Stefan Hajduk 26 Poland POL
10T Maurice Mewis 30 Belgium BEL
12T Georgi Moskov 23 Bulgaria BUL
12T Franz Burkhard 29 Switzerland SUI
14T Jørgen Jensen 21 Denmark DEN
14T Heikki Hakola 30 Finland FIN
14T Fritz Stange 23 Germany GER
17T Werner Hartmann 18 Austria AUT
17T Kazim Gedik Turkey TUR