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Wrestling at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Men's Featherweight, 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: POL Kazimierz Lipień
Silver: URS Nelson Davydian
Bronze: HUN László Réczi


This event was expected to come down to Poland’s [Kazimierz Lipień] and Soviet [Nelson Davydian], who had divided up the most recent World and European Championships. They both made the final along with Hungarian [Lászlo Réczi], but all three had already met so there was no need for a final round. In round five Réczi had defeated Davydian on points, 4-2. Davydian then defeated Lipień on points, 10-6, in round six. The round seven match was decisive when Lipień defeated Réczi on points, 13-4, which was a superior decision. This gave Lipień only 3.5 bad points in the final round, to 4.0 for Davydian, and 4.5 for Réczi, which is how the medals were sorted out. Lipień’s twin brother, [Józef], also won a silver medal in wrestling at Moskva in 1980, after having won the 1973 World Championships as a bantamweight.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Kazimierz Lipień 27 Poland POL Gold
2 Nelson Davydian 26 Soviet Union URS Silver
3 László Réczi 29 Hungary HUN Bronze
4 Teruhiko Miyahara 24 Japan JPN
5 Ion Păun 25 Romania ROU
6 Pekka Hjelt 26 Finland FIN
7 Stelios Mygiakis 24 Greece GRE
8 Stoyan Lazarov 25 Bulgaria BUL
AC Gholam Reza Ghassab 20 Iran IRI Eliminated r3/7 8,0
AC Choi Gyeong-Su 30 South Korea KOR Eliminated r3/7 8,0
AC Lars Malmkvist 20 Sweden SWE Eliminated r3/7 8,5
AC Mehmet Uysal 22 Turkey TUR Eliminated r3/7 8,5
AC Lionel Lacaze 21 France FRA Eliminated r2/7 7,5
AC Howard Stupp 21 Canada CAN Eliminated r2/7 8,0
AC Domenico Giuffrida 22 Italy ITA Eliminated r2/7 8,0
AC Joaquim Jesus Vieira 30 Portugal POR Eliminated r2/7 8,0
AC Gary Alexander 32 United States USA Eliminated r2/7 8,0