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Wrestling at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games:

Men's Bantamweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Tokyo, Japan
Venue(s): Komazawa Gymnasium, Komazawa Olympic Park, Tokyo
Date Started: October 16, 1964
Date Finished: October 19, 1964
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: JPN Masamitsu Ichiguchi
Silver: URS Vladlen Trostianskiy
Bronze: ROU Ion Cernea


The last two World Champions were Japan’s [Masamitsu Ichiguchi] (1962), and Hungarian [János Varga] (1963). They were both in Tokyo along with the Roma silver medalist, [Ion Cernea] of Romania. Ichiguchi led after rounds one, three, and four, with Czechoslovak [Jiří Švec] leading after round two. Varga struggled and was eliminated after losing to Ichiguchi in round three. When Ichiguchi defeated Švec in round five, he had the gold medal. The other match in that round was Cernea against Soviet [Vladlen Trostianskiy], which Trostianskiy won to secure the silver. Cernea won the bronze medal based on his third-round decision over Švec. Cernea would later win the 1966 World Championships, while Varga won the gold medal at Mexico City in 1968 and repeated as World Champion in 1970.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Masamitsu Ichiguchi 24 Japan JPN Gold
2 Vladlen Trostianskiy 29 Soviet Union URS Silver
3 Ion Cernea 27 Romania ROU Bronze
4 Jiří Švec 28 Czechoslovakia TCH
5T Tsvyatko Pashkulev 19 Bulgaria BUL
5T Kamel Ali El-Sayed 29 Egypt EGY
5T Fritz Stange 28 Germany GER
AC Ünver Beşergil 26 Turkey TUR Eliminated r4/5 7
AC János Varga 24 Hungary HUN Eliminated r3/5 6
AC Andy Fitch 28 United States USA Eliminated r3/5 6
AC Bishambar Singh 24 India IND Eliminated r3/5 7
AC Bernard Knitter 26 Poland POL Eliminated r3/5 7
AC Michele Toma 26 Italy ITA Eliminated r3/5 8
AC Moises López 23 Mexico MEX Eliminated r2/5 6
AC Nour Ullah Noor 20 Afghanistan AFG Eliminated r2/5 7
AC Siavash Shafizadeh 20 Iran IRI Eliminated r2/5 7
AC Jang I-Hyeon 21 South Korea KOR Eliminated r2/5 8
AC Tortillano Tumasis 30 Philippines PHI Withdrew r2/5 3