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Wrestling at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games:

Men's Flyweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union
Venue(s): Athletics Fieldhouse, CSKA Sports Complex, Moskva
Date Started: July 21, 1980
Date Finished: July 23, 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 Vakht'ang Blagidze
Silver: HUN Lajos Rácz
Bronze: BUL Mladen Mladenov


The last two World Champions were Soviet [Vakht'ang Blagidze] (1978) and Hungarian [Lajos Rácz] (1979). Blagidze was also European Champion in 1978 and earlier in 1980. Rácz was fortunate to make the final, after his second round match against Romania's [Nicu Gingă], when both were disqualified for passivity, with both earning 4.0 bad points. Rácz, however, did not lose another match until the final, when he met Blagidze, who had come through undefeated. The expected tight match did not happen, as Blagidze crushed Rácz, 19-1, to win the gold medal, having defeated Bulgarian [Mladen Mladenov] in round three. In the final match Rácz defeated Mladenov, 5-0, to take the silver medal.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Vakht'ang Blagidze 25 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 Lajos Rácz 28 Hungary HUN Silver
3 Mladen Mladenov 23 Bulgaria BUL Bronze
4 Nicu Gingă 27 Romania ROU
5 Antonín Jelínek 23 Czechoslovakia TCH
6 Stanisław Wróblewski 20 Poland POL
7 Taisto Halonen 20 Finland FIN
8 Abdel Nasser El-Oulabi 20 Syria SYR
AC Babis Kholidis 23 Greece GRE Eliminated r2/6 8,0
AC Hazim Abdul Ridha Iraq IRQ Eliminated r2/6 8,0