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Wrestling at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games:

Men's Flyweight, Freestyle

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Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union
Venue(s): Athletics Fieldhouse, CSKA Sports Complex, Moskva
Date Started: July 28, 1980
Date Finished: July 30, 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 Anatoly Beloglazov
Silver: POL Władysław Stecyk
Bronze: BUL Nermedin Selimov


Japan’s [Yuji Takada] was the defending gold medalist and had been World Champion in 1979, as well as 1974-75 and 1977, but he was absent due to the American-led boycott. This left the favorite’s role to Soviet [Anatoly Beloglazov], the 1978 World Champion, who dominated the division, winning six straight matches, the first two by decision and then his final four by falls. In round six he threw [Władysław Stecyk] of Poland in only 57 seconds, which clinched the gold medal, as he had already defeated the other finalist, Bulgaria’s [Nermedin Selimov], the 1978 and 1980 European Champion, winning that match by a pin in 1:53 in round five. In the only final round match contested, Stecyk won silver by defeating Selimov, 6-5, on points.

The next day, Beloglazov’s twin brother, [Sergey], won the gold medal in the bantamweight division. Anatoly would later win the 1982 World title as a bantamweight, the only year between 1981-87 that Sergey did not win that event.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Anatoly Beloglazov 23 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 Władysław Stecyk 29 Poland POL Silver
3 Nermedin Selimov 26 Bulgaria BUL Bronze
4 Lajos Szabó 24 Hungary HUN
5 Jang Dok-Ryong 26 North Korea PRK
6 Nanzadyn Büregdaa 25 Mongolia MGL
7 Koce Efremov 24 Yugoslavia YUG
8 Hartmut Reich 24 East Germany GDR
AC Mohammad Aynutdin 25 Afghanistan AFG Eliminated r3/7 8,0
AC Mohamed Hachaichi 29 Algeria ALG Eliminated r3/7 9,0
AC Kumar Ashok 20 India IND Eliminated r3/7 9,0
AC Nguyễn Kim Thiềng 19 Vietnam VIE Eliminated r2/7 7,0
AC Luis Ocaña 25 Cuba CUB Eliminated r2/7 7,5
AC Ahmad Dahrouj 28 Syria SYR Eliminated r2/7 7,5
AC Mark Dunbar 19 Great Britain GBR Eliminated r2/7 8,0
AC Petre Ciarnău 36 Romania ROU Eliminated r2/7 8,0