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Wrestling at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games:

Men's Light-Flyweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union
Venue(s): Athletics Fieldhouse, CSKA Sports Complex, Moskva
Date Started: July 20, 1980
Date Finished: July 22, 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 Zhaksylyk Ushkempirov
Silver: ROU Constantin Alexandru
Bronze: HUN Ferenc Seres


The heavy favorite was Romanian [Constantin Alexandru], who was 1978-79 World Champion and 1974-75 and 1977-79 European Champion. Unfortunately, because wrestling was not seeded in this era, he met Soviet [Zhaksylyk Ushkempirov] in the first round, and lost by decision, 6-2, and that decided the gold medal as neither lost any of their remaining matches. Hungarian [Ferenc Seres] also made the final round and won the bronze medal. No final round matches were necessary as Seres had already lost earlier to both Ushkempirov and Alexandru, both by decision. Ushkempirov would later win the 1981 World Championships.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Zhaksylyk Ushkempirov 29 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 Constantin Alexandru 26 Romania ROU Silver
3 Ferenc Seres 34 Hungary HUN Bronze
4 Pavel Khristov 29 Bulgaria BUL
5 Reijo Haaparanta 21 Finland FIN
6 Alfredo Olvera 32 Mexico MEX
7 Vincenzo Maenza 18 Italy ITA
8 Roman Kierpacz 19 Poland POL
AC Kent Andersson 20 Sweden SWE Eliminated r2/5 8,0
AC Saber Nakdali 20 Syria SYR Eliminated r2/5 8,0