Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, USA
Date Started: July 31, 1984
Date Finished: August 2, 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..
All the recent World and European champions were unable to compete in 1984 because of the Soviet-led boycott. This opened up the class to Turkey’s [Erol Kemah], 1983 World silver medalist, and Japan’s [Atsuji Miyahara], 1981 World silver medalist. Miyahara advanced to the final, but Kemah lost two matches in Group B and did not make the classification matches, eventually placing seventh. Miyahara met Mexican [Daniel Aceves] in the final, winning the gold medal on points, 9-4. Miyahara would return in 1988 at Seoul and win a silver medal in this class. The fifth-place finisher in Los Angeles was Norwegian [Jon Rønningen], who would win two consecutive Olympic gold medals in this class in 1988 and 1992.
|3||Bang Dae-Du||29||South Korea||KOR||Bronze|
|AC||Jean-Pierre Chambellan||25||France||FRA||Eliminated r2/3 Group A||0,0|
|AC||Anders Bükk||20||Sweden||SWE||Eliminated r2/3 Group A||0,0|
|AC||Iván Garcés||18||Ecuador||ECU||Eliminated r2/3 Group B||1,0|
|AC||Mahmoud Moustafa Fathalla||26||Egypt||EGY||Eliminated r2/3 Group B||0,0|