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Wrestling at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Men's Flyweight, Freestyle

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): Maurice Richard Arena, Montréal, Québec; Pierre Charbonneau Centre, Olympic Park, Montréal, Québec
Date Started: July 27, 1976
Date Finished: July 31, 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, but a wrestler could not be eliminated after a victory. When three or fewer wrestlers remained, they advanced to a final round, with preliminary results carried forward.

Gold: JPN Yuji Takada
Silver: URS Aleksandr Ivanov
Bronze: KOR Jeon Hae-Seop


Japan's [Yuji Takada] had won the 1974-75 World Championships and dominated this class in Montréal. He won his first five matches by falls, then met Soviet [Aleksandr Ivanov] in the final round, outpointing him, 20-11. Takada then met the other finalist, Korean [Jeon Hae-Seop], and threw him in 1:46 to win the gold medal. Ivanov won the silver by throwing Jeon in 2:53 in their final round match. Takada would go on to win the 1977 and 1979 World Championships but missed the 1980 Moskva Olympics because of the American-led boycott. He returned in 1984, however, and added a bronze medal in this class at the Los Angeles Olympics. This was Ivanov's international début but he would add a silver medal to his collection at the 1977 European Championships.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Yuji Takada 22 Japan JPN Gold
2 Aleksandr Ivanov 25 Soviet Union URS Silver
3 Jeon Hae-Seop 24 South Korea KOR Bronze
4 Henrik Gál 29 Hungary HUN
5 Nermedin Selimov 22 Bulgaria BUL
6 Władysław Stecyk 25 Poland POL
7 Li Bong-Sun 27 North Korea PRK
8 Eloy Abreu 20 Cuba CUB
AC James Haines 21 United States USA Eliminated r3/6 7,0
AC Julien Mewis 18 Belgium BEL Eliminated r3/6 8,0
AC Habib Fatah-Gharalar 27 Iran IRI Eliminated r3/6 8,0
AC Giuseppe Bognanni 29 Italy ITA Eliminated r3/6 8,0
AC Diego Lo Brutto 22 France FRA Eliminated r2/6 7,0
AC Kamil Özdağ 23 Turkey TUR Eliminated r2/6 7,0
AC Gordon Bertie 27 Canada CAN Eliminated r2/6 7,5
AC Constantin Măndilă 21 Romania ROU Eliminated r2/6 7,5
AC Fritz Niebler 17 West Germany FRG Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Emille Kitnurse 17 United States Virgin Islands ISV Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Jamsrangiin Mönkh–Ochir 26 Mongolia MGL Withdrew r2/6 4,0