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Wrestling at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Bantamweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, USA
Date Started: August 1, 1984
Date Finished: August 3, 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: FRG Pasquale Pasarelli
Silver: JPN Masaki Eto
Bronze: GRE Babis Kholidis


This was one of only three Greco-Roman classes in 1984 in which the defending World Champion competed, [Masaki Eto] of Japan (the other being the featherweight and lightweight classes). His biggest challenger was expected to be Italian [Pasquale Passarelli], the 1981 World Champion. As expected, Eto won Group A and Passarelli won Group B and they met for the gold medal. Passarelli went ahead on points but Eto had him close to a pin for the last 1½ minutes of the match but could never quite turn him, and Passarelli held on to win gold. Within a year after the Los Angeles Olympics Passarelli was arrested and convicted for smuggling stolen money in France and Paraguay.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE CP
1 Pasquale Pasarelli 27 West Germany FRG Gold
2 Masaki Eto 30 Japan JPN Silver
3 Babis Kholidis 27 Greece GRE Bronze
4 Niculae Zamfir 26 Romania ROU
5 Frank Famiano 23 United States USA
6 Benni Ljungbeck 26 Sweden SWE
7 Mehmet Serhat Karadağ 28 Turkey TUR
8 Park Byeong-Hyo 21 South Korea KOR
AC Antonino Caltabiano 29 Italy ITA Eliminated r3/3 Group A 4,0
AC Ronny Sigde 23 Norway NOR Eliminated r3/3 Group A 4,0
AC Ilpo Seppälä 30 Finland FIN Eliminated r2/3 Group A 2,0
AC Ali Lachkar 34 Morocco MAR Eliminated r2/3 Group A 1,0
AC Abdel Latif Khalaf 18 Egypt EGY Eliminated r2/3 Group A 0,0
AC Patrice Mourier 22 France FRA Eliminated r2/4 Group B 1,0
AC Servio Severino Dominican Republic DOM Eliminated r2/4 Group B 0,0
AC Ernesto Bahena 22 Mexico MEX Eliminated r2/4 Group B 0,0