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Wrestling at the 1972 München Summer Games:

Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle

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Host City: München, West Germany
Venue(s): Wrestling-Judo Hall, Exhibition Lands (Hall 14), München
Date Started: August 27, 1972
Date Finished: August 31, 1972
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: URS Ivan Yarygin
Silver: MGL Khorloogiin Bayanmönkh
Bronze: HUN József Csatári


This was effectively a new class, although it was called the heavyweight class. The previous version of that weight class was now called the super-heavyweights. This would turn out to be a showcase for 1972 European Champion [Ivan Yarygin], who won all seven of his matches by falls. He needed only 17:03 on the mat to win his gold medal decisively. Silver went to Mongolian [Khorloogiin Bayanmönkh], who had been runner-up at the 1971 Worlds. He won that medal with a victory on points over Hungarian [József Csátári], who had also won a bronze medal at the 1968 Olympics, that one in light-heavyweight freestyle.

Yarygin would win the 1973 World Championships, the 1975-76 Europeans, and defended his Olympic gold medal in 1976 at Montréal. Bayanmönkh also wrestled at the 1976 Olympics, placing fifth in heavyweight freestyle.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Ivan Yarygin 23 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 Khorloogiin Bayanmönkh 28 Mongolia MGL Silver
3 József Csatári 28 Hungary HUN Bronze
4 Vasil Todorov 27 Bulgaria BUL
5 Enache Panait 22 Romania ROU
6 Ryszard Długosz 30 Poland POL
AC Abolfazl Anvari 34 Iran IRI Eliminated r4/6 9,0
AC Julio Tamussin 29 Italy ITA Eliminated r3/6 6,5
AC Harry Geris 24 Canada CAN Eliminated r3/6 7,0
AC Alfons Hecher 28 West Germany FRG Eliminated r3/6 7,0
AC Bruno Jutzeler 26 Switzerland SUI Eliminated r3/6 8,0
AC Henk Schenk 27 United States USA Eliminated r2/6 6,0
AC Gerd Bachmann 29 East Germany GDR Eliminated r2/6 7,0
AC Karel Engel 32 Czechoslovakia TCH Eliminated r2/6 7,0
AC Shizuo Yada 24 Japan JPN Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Robert N'Diaye 30 Senegal SEN Eliminated r2/6 8,0