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Wrestling at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games:

Men's Welterweight, Freestyle

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Host City: Tokyo, Japan
Venue(s): Komazawa Gymnasium, Komazawa Olympic Park, Tokyo
Date Started: October 11, 1964
Date Finished: October 14, 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. When three or fewer wrestlers remained, they advanced to a final round, with preliminary results carried forward.

Gold: TUR İsmail Oğan
Silver: URS Guram Sagharadze
Bronze: IRI Mohammad Ali Sanatkaran


[Guram Sagharadze] of Soviet Georgia had won the 1963 World Championships, defeating Bulgaria’s [Petko Dermendzhiev] in the final round, with the bronze medal won by Turkey’s [İsmail Oğan], the silver medalist at Roma in 1960. All three competed in Tokyo with Dermendzhiev placing fourth after he was eliminated in round five when he was defeated by Iran’s [Mohammad Ali Sanatkaran]. The final round saw Sanatkaran draw with both Sagharadze and Oğan. As Sagharadze and Oğan had fought to a draw in round five, this left all three tied with 4 bad points in the final round. Oğan won the gold medal over Sagharadze based on lower bodyweight, as they had totalled 6 bad points, while Sanatkaran was relegated to bronze because of his two draws in the final round, which gave him a total of 8 bad points.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 İsmail Oğan 31 Turkey TUR Gold
2 Guram Sagharadze 25 Soviet Union URS Silver
3 Mohammad Ali Sanatkaran 27 Iran IRI Bronze
4 Petko Dermendzhiev 28 Bulgaria BUL
5 Yasuo Watanabe 20 Japan JPN
6 Phil Oberlander 25 Canada CAN
AC Gaetano De Vescovi 26 Italy ITA Eliminated r4/6 7
AC Jigjidiin Mönkhbat 23 Mongolia MGL Eliminated r4/6 7
AC Madho Singh 35 India IND Eliminated r4/6 8
AC Muhammad Afzal 25 Pakistan PAK Eliminated r4/6 9
AC Julio Graffigna 33 Argentina ARG Eliminated r3/6 7
AC Martin Heinze 25 Germany GER Eliminated r3/6 7
AC Károly Bajkó 20 Hungary HUN Eliminated r3/6 7
AC Joe Feeney 27 Ireland IRL Eliminated r3/6 7
AC Len Allen 33 Great Britain GBR Eliminated r3/6 8
AC Shakar Khan Shakar 24 Afghanistan AFG Eliminated r2/6 6
AC John Boyle 29 Australia AUS Eliminated r2/6 6
AC Ştefan Tampa 21 Romania ROU Eliminated r2/6 6
AC Choi Byeong-Seop 26 South Korea KOR Eliminated r2/6 7
AC Job Mayo 22 Philippines PHI Eliminated r2/6 8
AC Harald Barlie 27 Norway NOR Withdrew r2/6 4
AC Charles Tribble 22 United States USA Withdrew r2/6 4