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Wrestling at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Men's Bantamweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): Pierre Charbonneau Centre, Olympic Park, Montréal, Québec
Date Started: July 20, 1976
Date Finished: July 24, 1976
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: FIN Pertti Ukkola
Silver: YUG Ivica Frgić
Bronze: URS Farkhat Mustafin


At one time Finland produced many of the world’s best wrestlers, but they had not won an Olympic gold medal since 1956. Nobody expected that to change in Montréal as Soviet [Farkhat Mustafin] had won the 1976 Europeans and the 1974-75 World Championships. The final round matched Mustafin, Yugoslavian [Ivica Frgić], and Finland’s [Pertti Ukkola]. Ukkola had won a bronze medal at the 1975 Worlds, but his 6-5 decision victory over Mustafin in round two was considered a big upset. His final match was just as close, a 5-4 victory over Frgić which brought the Finn the gold medal. He would later win the 1977 World Championships, with the same podium as in Montréal, with Mustafin second and Frgić third. Ukkola also won the 1977 European Championships, again with Mustafin in second place.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Pertti Ukkola 25 Finland FIN Gold
2 Ivica Frgić 23 Yugoslavia YUG Silver
3 Farkhat Mustafin 25 Soviet Union URS Bronze
4 Yoshima Suga 29 Japan JPN
5 Mihai Boţilă 24 Romania ROU
6 Krasimir Stefanov 27 Bulgaria BUL
7 József Doncsecz 26 Hungary HUN
8 Josef Krysta 19 Czechoslovakia TCH
AC Joe Sade 23 United States USA Eliminated r4/7 8,5
AC Józef Lipień 27 Poland POL Eliminated r4/7 10,0
AC Doug Yeats 18 Canada CAN Eliminated r3/7 8,0
AC Luís Grilo 30 Portugal POR Eliminated r3/7 8,0
AC Per Lindholm 23 Sweden SWE Eliminated r3/7 8,0
AC An Han-Yeong 28 South Korea KOR Eliminated r2/7 6,5
AC Hans-Jürgen Veil 29 West Germany FRG Eliminated r2/7 7,0
AC Nyamyn Jargalsaikhan 20 Mongolia MGL Eliminated r2/7 7,5
AC Ali Lachkar 26 Morocco MAR Withdrew r2/7 0,0