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Wrestling at the 1960 Roma Summer Games:

Men's Lightweight, 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: URS Avtandil Koridze
Silver: YUG Branko Martinović
Bronze: SWE Gustav Freij


This class was completely open, with no medalists from recent major internationals competing. It also turned out to be quite controversial. After four rounds five wrestlers remained with Yugoslavian [Branko Martinović] having a bye in round five, which advanced him to the final round. When Sweden [Gustav Freij] won by decision over Czechoslovak [Karel Matoušek], both were eliminated on bad points. The other match was Soviet [Avtandil Koridze] against Bulgarian [Dimitar Stoyanov]. Koridze could advance by a win, while Stoyanov had to win by fall. Midway through the match the two spoke briefly and then Stoyanov stopped fighting and lost a decision, moving Koridze into the final round. Koridze then won a decision over Martinović to win the gold medal. After a Yugoslavian protest, Stoyanov was disqualified, but no sanction was taken against Koridze and the final results stood.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Avtandil Koridze 25 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 Branko Martinović 22 Yugoslavia YUG Silver
3 Gustav Freij 38 Sweden SWE Bronze
4 Karel Matoušek 32 Czechoslovakia TCH
5T Dumitru Gheorghe 23 Romania ROU
5T Ernest Gondzik 29 Poland POL
5T Adil Güngör Turkey TUR
5T Mitsuharu Kitamura 25 Japan JPN
5T Kyösti Lehtonen 29 Finland FIN
5T Jacques Pourtau 24 France FRA
11 Anastasios Mousidis Greece GRE
12 Bartl Brötzner 32 Austria AUT
13T Erik Thomsen 24 Denmark DEN
13T Ibrahim Awariki 32 Lebanon LIB
15 Roger Skauen 25 Norway NOR
16 Leo Piek 32 Netherlands NED
17T Hernando Delgado 22 Spain ESP
17T Mario De Silva 24 Italy ITA
17T Ben Northrup 25 United States USA
17T Nick Stamulus 19 Australia AUS
21T Mohamed Moukrim Ben Mansour 22 Morocco MAR
21T Edmund Seger 23 Germany GER
AC Dimitar Stoyanov 29 Bulgaria BUL DQ