Host City: MontrÃ©al, Canada
Venue(s): Pierre Charbonneau Centre, Olympic Park, MontrÃ©al, QuÃ©bec
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.
This event was expected to come down to Polandâs [Kazimierz LipieÅ] and Soviet [Nelson Davydian], who had divided up the most recent World and European Championships. They both made the final along with Hungarian [LÃ¡szlo RÃ©czi], but all three had already met so there was no need for a final round. In round five RÃ©czi had defeated Davydian on points, 4-2. Davydian then defeated LipieÅ on points, 10-6, in round six. The round seven match was decisive when LipieÅ defeated RÃ©czi on points, 13-4, which was a superior decision. This gave LipieÅ only 3.5 bad points in the final round, to 4.0 for Davydian, and 4.5 for RÃ©czi, which is how the medals were sorted out. LipieÅâs twin brother, [JÃ³zef], also won a silver medal in wrestling at Moskva in 1980, after having won the 1973 World Championships as a bantamweight.
|2||Nelson Davydian||26||Soviet Union||URS||Silver|
|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|