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Wrestling at the 1972 München Summer Games:

Men's Light-Flyweight, 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 Roman Dmitriyev
Silver: BUL Ognyan Nikolov
Bronze: IRI Ibrahim Javadi


This was the first time this class was held at the Olympics, but there had been World and European Championships since 1969. All three Worlds prior to München were won by Iranian [Ibrahim Javadi], who came in as the favorite. After four rounds Javadi was left along with Soviet [Roman Dmitriyev], the 1969 European Champion, and Bulgaria’s [Ognyan Nikolov], bronze medalist at the 1971 Worlds. Going into the final matches Dmitriyev was leading on bad points, and that proved decisive as the three wrestlers posted 1-1 marks against each other and tied with 4 bad points in the final round, giving Dmitriyev the gold medal. Nikolov won the silver medal based on his victory over Javadi on points.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Roman Dmitriyev 23 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 Ognyan Nikolov 23 Bulgaria BUL Silver
3 Ibrahim Javadi 29 Iran IRI Bronze
4 Sefer Baygın 30 Turkey TUR
5 Ion Arapu 21 Romania ROU
6 Masahiko Umeda 24 Japan JPN
AC Jürgen Möbius 28 East Germany GDR Eliminated r3/5 6,0
AC Sergio Gonzalez 24 United States USA Eliminated r3/5 6,0
AC Rolf Lacour 35 West Germany FRG Eliminated r3/5 7,0
AC Jang Dok-Ryong 19 North Korea PRK Eliminated r3/5 7,0
AC Attila Laták 26 Hungary HUN Eliminated r3/5 8,5
AC Adkar Maruti 22 India IND Eliminated r2/5 7,0
AC Bazarragchaagiin Jamsran 21 Mongolia MGL Eliminated r2/5 7,0
AC Gad Zobari 28 Israel ISR Eliminated r2/5 7,5