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Wrestling at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Heavyweight, 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: ROU Vasile Andrei
Silver: USA Greg Gibson
Bronze: YUG Jožef Tertei


American [Greg Gibson] had won two silvers and a bronze at the 1981-83 World Championships, but in freestyle. When he was upset by [Lou Banach] at the US Freestyle Trials, Gibson opted to try for the US team in Greco-Roman and succeeded. Banach would win the gold medal in freestyle heavyweight. The favorite in this class was Romanian [Vasile Andrei], silver medalist at the 1982 World Championships. With only eight wrestlers in the division, Gibson and Andrei won Groups A and B, respectively, and met for the gold medal. Andrei dominated Gibson, who was new to the style, winning on technical superiority, 12-0, at 4:16 of the match.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Vasile Andrei 29 Romania ROU Gold
2 Greg Gibson 30 United States USA Silver
3 Jožef Tertei 24 Yugoslavia YUG Bronze
4 Georgios Poikilidis 22 Greece GRE
5 Franz Pitschmann 29 Austria AUT
6 Fritz Gerdsmeier 22 West Germany FRG
7T Karl-Johan Gustavsson 26 Sweden SWE
7T Yoshihiro Fujita 32 Japan JPN