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Wrestling at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games:

Men's Middleweight, 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: YUG Branislav Simić
Silver: TCH Jiří Kormaník
Bronze: GER Lothar Metz


After winning a gold medal in Roma as a light-heavyweight, Turk wrestler [Tevfik Kiş] won the middleweight World Championships in 1962-63. He should have been the favorite in 1964, but was injured and did not compete at Tokyo, and in his absence the class was wide open. There were six wrestlers left after four rounds, with all but Yugoslav [Branislav Simić], the 1962 World runner-up, eliminated in round five, which gave him the gold medal. [Jiří Kormaník] of Czechoslovakia and [Lothar Metz] of Germany were the next best placed, with 6 bad points, and they fought off for the other medals, with Kormaník winning by decision to take the silver and Metz receiving the bronze. Metz would return in 1968 to win the gold medal while Simić won a bronze medal in Mexico City at his third Olympics.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Branislav Simić 29 Yugoslavia YUG Gold
2 Jiří Kormaník 29 Czechoslovakia TCH Silver
3 Lothar Metz 25 Germany GER Bronze
4T Géza Hollósi 26 Hungary HUN
4T Valentin Olenik 25 Soviet Union URS
6 Krali Bimbalov 29 Bulgaria BUL
AC Yavuz Selekman 27 Turkey TUR Eliminated r4/6 7
AC Wayne Baughman 23 United States USA Eliminated r4/6 7
AC Stig Persson 29 Sweden SWE Eliminated r4/6 9
AC Gheorghe Popovici 26 Romania ROU Eliminated r3/6 6
AC Istvan Raskovy 27 Australia AUS Eliminated r3/6 6
AC Pentti Punkari 26 Finland FIN Eliminated r3/6 7
AC Kenjiro Hiraki 24 Japan JPN Eliminated r3/6 7
AC Max Kobelt 23 Switzerland SUI Eliminated r3/6 7
AC Raymond Schummer 27 Luxembourg LUX Eliminated r2/6 6
AC Czesław Kwieciński 21 Poland POL Eliminated r2/6 6
AC Julio Graffigna 33 Argentina ARG Eliminated r2/6 7
AC Lee Gi-Yeol 24 South Korea KOR Eliminated r2/6 8
AC Fernando García 29 Philippines PHI Eliminated r2/6 8
AC Ganpat Andhalkar 29 India IND Withdrew r2/6 3