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Wrestling at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games:

Men's Featherweight, Freestyle

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Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union
Venue(s): Athletics Fieldhouse, CSKA Sports Complex, Moskva
Date Started: July 27, 1980
Date Finished: July 29, 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, 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: URS Magomedgasan Abushev
Silver: BUL Mikho Dukov
Bronze: GRE Georgios Khatziioannidis


[Vladimir Yumin] had won the last three World Championships but was not selected for the Soviet team, as they instead chose 1980 European Champion [Magomedgasan Abushev]. Abushev made the final round along with Bulgarian [Mikho Dukov], who he had already defeated on points in round four, and Greek wrestler [Georgios Khatziioannidis]. Abushev then overhelmed Katziioannidis in the final, winning a decision, 14-3, to take the gold medal. Dukov, the 1979 World silver medalist and 1978-79 European Champion, threw Khatzi in 2:04 to take the silver medal. Dukov had placed fourth at the 1976 Olympics as a bantamweight. This was the only major podium placement of Khatziioannidis’s career.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Magomedgasan Abushev 20 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 Mikho Dukov 24 Bulgaria BUL Silver
3 Georgios Khatziioannidis 29 Greece GRE Bronze
4 Raúl Cascaret 18 Cuba CUB
5 Aurel Şuteu 22 Romania ROU
6 Ölziibayaryn Nasanjargal 24 Mongolia MGL
7 Brian Aspen 21 Great Britain GBR
8 Zoltán Szalontai 23 Hungary HUN
AC Jan Szymański 20 Poland POL Eliminated r3/6 8,0
AC Phí Hữu Tình 19 Vietnam VIE Eliminated r3/6 8,0
AC Victor Kede Manga 27 Cameroon CMR Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Augustine Atasie 22 Nigeria NGR Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Adnan Kudmani 23 Syria SYR Eliminated r2/6 8,0