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Wrestling at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games:

Men's Flyweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Ciudad de México, Mexico
Venue(s): Ice Rink of the Insurgents, Ciudad de México
Date Started: October 23, 1968
Date Finished: October 26, 1968
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: BUL Petar Kirov
Silver: URS Vladimir Bakulin
Bronze: TCH Miroslav Zeman


Soviet [Vladimir Bakulin] was the 1967 World Champion, but he was expected to be challenged by Bulgarian [Petar Kirov], the 1967 European Champion. After five rounds four wrestlers remained – Bakulin, Kirov, Czechoslovak [Miroslav Zeman], and Hungarian [Imre Alker]. Bakulin and Kirov won decisions, which eliminated Zeman and Alker, but the bad points Bakulin accumulated also eliminated him and Kirov became the gold medalist. Kirov would win the Worlds in 1970-71 and in 1972, at München, defended his Olympic gold medal. He later won the Europeans again in 1974 and 1976, also winning a third World title in 1974.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Petar Kirov 26 Bulgaria BUL Gold
2 Vladimir Bakulin 29 Soviet Union URS Silver
3 Miroslav Zeman 22 Czechoslovakia TCH Bronze
4 Imre Alker 26 Hungary HUN
5 Rolf Lacour 31 West Germany FRG
6 Jussi Vesterinen 19 Finland FIN
AC Enrique Jiménez 24 Mexico MEX Eliminated r4/6 6,0
AC Sin Sang-Sik 27 South Korea KOR Eliminated r4/6 7,0
AC Metin Çıkmaz Turkey TUR Eliminated r4/6 7,0
AC Domenico Centurioni 27 Italy ITA Eliminated r3/6 6,0
AC Ahmed Chahrour Syria SYR Eliminated r3/6 6,0
AC Boško Marinko 29 Yugoslavia YUG Eliminated r3/6 6,5
AC Vasilios Ganotis 26 Greece GRE Eliminated r3/6 7,0
AC Gheorghe Stoiciu 25 Romania ROU Eliminated r3/6 7,5
AC Alex Børger 29 Denmark DEN Eliminated r3/6 9,0
AC Mohamed Salem 24 Egypt EGY Withdrew r3/6 4,5
AC Jan Michalik 20 Poland POL Eliminated r2/6 6,0
AC Rich Tamble 23 United States USA Eliminated r2/6 6,0
AC Sudesh Kumar 18 India IND Eliminated r2/6 6,0
AC Mohamed Karmous 19 Morocco MAR Eliminated r2/6 6,0
AC Leonel Duarte 19 Portugal POR Eliminated r2/6 7,5
AC Gustavo Ramírez 27 Guatemala GUA Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Shuichi Ishiguro 23 Japan JPN Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC André Gaudinot 21 France FRA Withdrew r2/6 3,0