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Wrestling at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Men's Welterweight, 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: URS Anatoly Bykov
Silver: TCH Vítězslav Mácha
Bronze: FRG Karl-Heinz Helbing


The last few major internationals had been spread among several different wrestlers, but Soviet [Anatoly Bykov] had won the 1975 World title. Bykov kept winning, aided by a controversial victory in round five over East German [Klaus-Peter Göpfert], who was disqualified for passivity with only six seconds left in the match and the score tied, 5-5. Bykov then won the gold medal with a final round victory over Czechoslovak [Vítězslav Mácha], the defending champion. Bykov would also win a silver medal in this class in 1980 at Moskva. Mácha was competing in his third Olympics and would also compete in 1980, placing sixth in this class.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Anatoly Bykov 22 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 Vítězslav Mácha 28 Czechoslovakia TCH Silver
3 Karl-Heinz Helbing 19 West Germany FRG Bronze
4 Mikko Huhtala 24 Finland FIN
5 Klaus-Peter Göpfert 27 East Germany GDR
6 Gheorghe Ciobotaru 22 Romania ROU
7 Jan Karlsson 30 Sweden SWE
8 Petros Galaktopoulos 31 Greece GRE
AC Yasuo Nagatomo 24 Japan JPN Eliminated r3/6 7,0
AC Yanko Shopov 21 Bulgaria BUL Eliminated r3/6 7,5
AC Hans Kiss 24 Austria AUT Eliminated r3/6 8,0
AC Stanisław Krzesiński 26 Poland POL Eliminated r3/6 8,0
AC Idalberto Barban 23 Cuba CUB Eliminated r3/6 8,5
AC John Matthews 24 United States USA Eliminated r2/6 7,0
AC Brian Renken 21 Canada CAN Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Mihály Toma 28 Hungary HUN Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Brahim Toughza Morocco MAR Withdrew r2/6 4,0
AC Jamtsyn Davaajav 21 Mongolia MGL Withdrew r2/6 4,0