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Wrestling at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games:

Men's Featherweight, 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: HUN Imre Polyák
Silver: URS Roman Rurua
Bronze: YUG Branko Martinović


Since the mid-1950s Hungary’s [Imre Polyák] had been the best known name in this division, but he been frustrated in his attempts to win Olympic gold, taking silver in 1952, 1956, and 1960. He was World Champion in 1955, 1958, and 1962, winning silver at the 1963 Worlds. He made it to the final round in Tokyo easily, with only 1 bad point after four rounds. He then met Soviet [Roman Rurua] who had 4 bad points. When they fought to a draw, Rurua was eliminated, finally giving Polyak the gold medal. Bronze went to Yugoslavian [Branko Martinović], who had won a silver medal as a lightweight in 1960. Rurua would take over as the dominant wrestler in this class, winning the 1968 gold medal, and the World Championships in 1966-67 and 1969.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Imre Polyák 32 Hungary HUN Gold
2 Roman Rurua 21 Soviet Union URS Silver
3 Branko Martinović 26 Yugoslavia YUG Bronze
4T Ronald Finley 23 United States USA
4T Moustafa Hamil Mansour 34 Egypt EGY
6T Koji Sakurama 26 Japan JPN
6T Jef Mewis 33 Belgium BEL
6T Rasoul Mir Malek 25 Iran IRI
AC Georges Ballery 27 France FRA Eliminated r4/6 7
AC Kazimierz Macioch 32 Poland POL Eliminated r4/6 7
AC Hans Marte 29 Austria AUT Eliminated r4/6 8
AC Svend Skrydstrup 24 Denmark DEN Eliminated r4/6 8
AC Marin Bolocan 27 Romania ROU Eliminated r4/6 8
AC Don Cacas 34 Australia AUS Eliminated r4/6 9
AC Kyösti Lehtonen 33 Finland FIN Withdrew r4/6 3
AC Erik Olsson 34 Sweden SWE Eliminated r3/6 6
AC Lothar Schneider 25 Germany GER Eliminated r3/6 7
AC Dinko Petrov 29 Bulgaria BUL Eliminated r3/6 8
AC Petros Galaktopoulos 19 Greece GRE Eliminated r3/6 8
AC Matti Jutila 32 Canada CAN Eliminated r2/6 6
AC Müzahir Sille 33 Turkey TUR Eliminated r2/6 6
AC Kim Bong-Jo 22 South Korea KOR Eliminated r2/6 7
AC Mario Tovar 31 Mexico MEX Eliminated r2/6 7
AC Nour Aka Sayed 20 Afghanistan AFG Eliminated r2/6 8
AC Rubén Leibovich 30 Argentina ARG Eliminated r2/6 8
AC Bandu Patil 22 India IND Eliminated r2/6 8
AC Antonio Senosa 28 Philippines PHI Eliminated r2/6 8