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Wrestling at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games:

Men's Bantamweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union
Venue(s): Athletics Fieldhouse, CSKA Sports Complex, Moskva
Date Started: July 22, 1980
Date Finished: July 24, 1980
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 Shamil Serikov
Silver: POL Józef Lipień
Bronze: SWE Benni Ljungbeck


The favorite was Soviet [Shamil Serikov], the 1978-79 World Champion and 1979 European Champion. His biggest threat was expected to come from Poland’s [Józef Lipień], now competing in his fourth Olympics, and World Champion back in 1973, placing second in that tournament in 1974-75. Serikov won easily, winning every match, and defeating Lipień in the final match, 11-4 on points. The bronze medal went to Sweden’s [Benni Ljungbeck], who had recently placed second at the 1980 Europeans. Serikov threw Ljungbeck in round five in 2:42. Lipień and Ljungbeck met in the final round, and both were disqualified for passivity.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Shamil Serikov 24 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 Józef Lipień 31 Poland POL Silver
3 Benni Ljungbeck 22 Sweden SWE Bronze
4 Mihai Boțilă 28 Romania ROU
5 Antonino Caltabiano 25 Italy ITA
6 Josef Krysta 23 Czechoslovakia TCH
7 Gyula Molnár 32 Hungary HUN
8T Georgi Donev 22 Bulgaria BUL
AC Pertti Ukkola 29 Finland FIN Eliminated r3/6 7,0
AC Mohamed Moutei Nakdali 18 Syria SYR Eliminated r2/6 7,5
AC Herbert Nigsch 19 Austria AUT Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Julien Mewis 22 Belgium BEL Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Leonel Pérez 26 Cuba CUB Eliminated r2/6 8,0