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Wrestling at the 1972 München Summer Games:

Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: München, West Germany
Venue(s): Wrestling-Judo Hall, Exhibition Lands (Hall 14), München
Date Started: September 6, 1972
Date Finished: September 10, 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.

Gold: HUN Csaba Hegedűs
Silver: URS Anatoly Nazarenko
Bronze: YUG Milan Nenadić


Olympic wrestling in this era did not seed the wrestlers, which led to the unusual scenario in 1972 middleweight Greco when the 1970 World Champion, [Anatoly Nazarenko], and the 1971 World Champion, [Csaba Hegedűs], met in the first round. Hegedűs won that match by decision and that was that for the gold and silver medals, as both wrestlers won the remainder of their matches. The bronze medal went to Yugoslav Croat [Milan Nenadić], the 1969-70 European Champion. Nazarenko would go on to win the 1974-75 World Championships and the 1974 Europeans. Hegedűs would compete at the 1976 Olympics, with little success, but won the 1977 European title.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Csaba Hegedűs 23 Hungary HUN Gold
2 Anatoly Nazarenko 23 Soviet Union URS Silver
3 Milan Nenadić 29 Yugoslavia YUG Bronze
4 Miroslav Janota 24 Czechoslovakia TCH
5 Ion Gabor 28 Romania ROU
6 Frank Hartmann 22 East Germany GDR
AC Ali Yağmur 29 Turkey TUR Eliminated r4/6 7,0
AC Kiril Dimitrov 20 Bulgaria BUL Eliminated r4/6 8,0
AC Matti Laakso 33 Finland FIN Eliminated r3/6 6,0
AC Harald Barlie 35 Norway NOR Eliminated r3/6 6,0
AC Jan Kårström 27 Sweden SWE Eliminated r3/6 6,0
AC Jay Robinson 26 United States USA Eliminated r3/6 7,0
AC Sadao Sato 23 Japan JPN Eliminated r3/6 9,0
AC Adam Ostrowski 27 Poland POL Withdrew r3/6 2,0
AC John Pedersen 24 Denmark DEN Eliminated r2/6 6,0
AC André Bouchoule 24 France FRA Eliminated r2/6 7,0
AC Reinhold Hucker 22 West Germany FRG Eliminated r2/6 7,0
AC Jesús Blanco 25 Argentina ARG Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Dasrangiin Myagmar Mongolia MGL Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Jimmy Martinetti 26 Switzerland SUI Eliminated r2/6 8,0