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Wrestling at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games:

Men's Heavyweight, 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 István Kozma
Silver: URS Anatoly Roshchin
Bronze: GER Wilfried Dietrich


The last two World Champions were Hungarian István Kozma (1962) and Soviet [Anatoly Roshchin] (1963). They were both in Tokyo to contest this class and ending up getting to the final round where they faced each other. Kozma had only 1 bad point after five rounds while Roshchin had 3 bad points, so when they drew their match, Kozma had the gold medal, with Roshchin taking silver. Kozma won the Worlds again in 1966-67 and in 1968, at Mexico City, defended his gold medal with Roshchin again winning silver, and once again, when they met, the match ended in a draw.

The bronze medal in 1964 went to German [Wilfried Dietrich], who had won the silver medal in this class in 1956 and 1960. Dietrich was competing in his third Olympics and this was his fourth medal. He would compete again in 1968 and 1972, winning a bronze medal in 1968 in freestyle heavyweight, his fifth medal, which remains, through 2012, an Olympic best for wrestling.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 István Kozma 24 Hungary HUN Gold
2 Anatoly Roshchin 32 Soviet Union URS Silver
3 Wilfried Dietrich 30 Germany GER Bronze
4 Petr Kment 22 Czechoslovakia TCH
5 Ragnar Svensson 30 Sweden SWE
6 Bob Pickens 21 United States USA
AC Radoslav Kasabov 26 Bulgaria BUL Eliminated r3/5 8
AC Tsuneharu Sugiyama 24 Japan JPN Eliminated r3/5 8
AC Ștefan Stîngu 23 Romania ROU Eliminated r3/5 9
AC Hamit Kaplan 30 Turkey TUR Eliminated r2/5 7
AC Taisto Kangasniemi 40 Finland FIN Eliminated r2/5 8