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Wrestling at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Featherweight, Freestyle

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, USA
Date Started: August 7, 1984
Date Finished: August 9, 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: USA Randy Lewis
Silver: JPN Kosei Akaishi
Bronze: KOR Lee Jeong-Geun


American Lee Roy Smith had been a silver medalist at the 1983 World Championships and was expected to represent the US in Los Angeles. He lost out controversially in the US Trials, however, against [Randy Lewis], with the decision going to the courts, and then requiring a re-match between the two wrestlers. Lewis had been a member of the ill-fated 1980 US Olympic team. In Los Angeles he won Group B, going through without a loss, and then met Japan's [Kosei Akaishi], who had unusually advanced despite losing a match in Group A, in the final. Lewis had been dominant throughout and crushed Akaishi in the second period of the gold medal match, with the bout stopped on technical superiority with Lewis leading 24-11.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE CP
1 Randy Lewis 25 United States USA Gold
2 Kosei Akaishi 19 Japan JPN Silver
3 Lee Jeong-Geun 24 South Korea KOR Bronze
4 Cris Brown 21 Australia AUS
5 Martin Herbster 22 West Germany FRG
6 Antonio La Bruna 24 Italy ITA
7 Selman Kaygusuz 21 Turkey TUR
8 Gérard Sartoro 22 France FRA
AC Bob Robinson 25 Canada CAN Eliminated r3/4 Group A 6,0
AC Carmelo Flores 28 Puerto Rico PUR Eliminated r3/4 Group A 4,0
AC Pascal Segning Cameroon CMR Eliminated r2/4 Group A 0,0
AC José Inagaki 18 Peru PER Eliminated r2/4 Group A 0,0
AC Gian Singh 25 India IND Eliminated r3/4 Group B 4,0
AC Mark Dunbar 23 Great Britain GBR Eliminated r2/4 Group B 1,0
AC Daniel Navarrete 21 Argentina ARG Eliminated r2/4 Group B 0,5
AC Leonardo Camacho 27 Bolivia BOL Eliminated r2/4 Group B 0,5