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Wrestling at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Light-Flyweight, 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 Bobby Weaver
Silver: JPN Takashi Irie
Bronze: KOR Son Gap-Do


Due to the Soviet-led boycott this class had only seven competitors, the smallest wrestling class since the 1932 Olympics. Soviet [Sergey Kornaliyev], World Champion in 1981-82 and 1984 European Champion, could not compete, nor could the 1983 World Champion, North Korean Kim Chol-Hwan. Japan’s [Takashi Irie] and American [Bobby Weaver], silver medalist at the 1979 Worlds, won Groups A and B, respectively, and advanced to the gold medal match. Weaver won the gold by throwing Irie in 2:58. Korean [Son Gap-Do], runner-up at the 1981 World Championships, won the bronze medal by defeating China’s [Gao Wenhe] on points, 13-7.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Bobby Weaver 25 United States USA Gold
2 Takashi Irie 26 Japan JPN Silver
3 Son Gap-Do 24 South Korea KOR Bronze
4 Gao Wenhe 23 China CHN
5 Reiner Heugabel 21 West Germany FRG
6 Kent Andersson 24 Sweden SWE
7 Sunil Dutt 16 India IND