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Wrestling at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Bantamweight, Freestyle

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, USA
Date Started: August 9, 1984
Date Finished: August 11, 1984
Format: Two groups of competitors. Placement within each group decided by a series of matches with positive points awarded for each result, from 4.0 for victory by fall, to 0.0 for defeat by fall. When three wrestlers remained within a group, they wrestled a round-robin series to determine the top three placements within the group. The winners of each group then wrestled for 1st and 2nd place. Runners-up in each group wrestled for 3rd and 4th place. Third-place finishers within each group wrestled for 5th and 6th place..

Gold: JPN Hideaki Tomiyama
Silver: USA Barry Davis
Bronze: KOR Kim Ui-Gon


The world’s top bantamweight was Soviet [Sergey Beloglazov], World Champion in 1981 and 1983 who had won the gold medal in 1980, and would win again in 1988. His 1980 gold was won in the absence of Japan’s [Hideaki Tomiyama], who at that time was the best bantamweight in the world. Beloglazov could not compete in Los Angeles but Tomiyama did, and achieved some measure of solace for missing the 1980 Olympics by finally winning an Olympic gold medal. The final matched Tomiyama against American [Barry Davis], but ended in an 8-3 victory on points for the Japanese. Davis would later win bronze and silver medals at the1986 and 1987 Worlds, but Beloglazov continued to dominate the class, winning the 1985-87 World titles.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE CP
1 Hideaki Tomiyama 26 Japan JPN Gold
2 Barry Davis 22 United States USA Silver
3 Kim Ui-Gon 26 South Korea KOR Bronze
4 Orlando Cáceres 22 Puerto Rico PUR
5 Rohtas Singh 24 India IND
6 Zoran Å orov 22 Yugoslavia YUG
7 Guanbunima 25 China CHN
8 İbrahim Akgül 22 Turkey TUR
AC Brian Aspen 25 Great Britain GBR Eliminated r3/4 Group A 6,0
AC Marwan Suhail Aboud Iraq IRQ Eliminated r2/4 Group A 1,0
AC Saúl Leslie 20 Panama PAN Eliminated r2/4 Group A 0,5
AC Simon N'Kondag 20 Cameroon CMR Eliminated r2/4 Group A 0,0
AC Graeme Hawkins 22 New Zealand NZL Eliminated r3/4 Group B 4,0
AC Larry Holmes 22 Canada CAN Eliminated r2/4 Group B 1,0
AC Miguel Ángel García 23 Spain ESP Eliminated r2/4 Group B 0,0
AC Servio Severino Dominican Republic DOM Withdrew r2/4 Group B 0,0