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Wrestling at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games:

Men's Middleweight, 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 Gennady Korban
Silver: POL Jan Dołgowicz
Bronze: BUL Pavel Pavlov


Soviet [Gennady Korban] was a slight favorite over Romaniana [Ion Draica]. Korban was the 1979 World and 1980 European Champion, while Draica had won the 1978 Worlds and was European Champion from 1977-79. In the first two rounds, however, Draica lost both matches when he was disqualified for passivity, which eliminated him from the tournament. After four rounds Korban and Bulgarian [Pavel Pavlov], bronze medalist at the 1979 Worlds and 1980 Europeans, were tied with only 1.0 bad points, and advanced to the final round along with Poland's [Jan Dołgowicz], runner-up at the 1978-79 Europeans. Korban had already defeated Dołgowicz by decision in round four, so when he defeated Pavlov in the first round of the final, winning by a 13-7, the gold medal was Korban's. Pavlov easily threw Dołgowicz in 1:28 to secure the silver medal.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE BP
1 Gennady Korban 31 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 Jan Dołgowicz 25 Poland POL Silver
3 Pavel Pavlov 27 Bulgaria BUL Bronze
4 Leif Andersson 30 Sweden SWE
5 Detlef Kühn 21 East Germany GDR
6 Mihály Toma 32 Hungary HUN
7 Mohamed El-Oulabi 29 Syria SYR
8 Miroslav Janota 32 Czechoslovakia TCH
AC Jarmo Övermark 25 Finland FIN Eliminated r2/5 7,0
AC Fernando San Isidro 29 Spain ESP Eliminated r2/5 8,0
AC Aduuchiin Baatarkhüü 24 Mongolia MGL Eliminated r2/5 8,0
AC Ion Draica 22 Romania ROU Eliminated r2/5 8,0