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Wrestling at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Light-Flyweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, USA
Date Started: July 30, 1984
Date Finished: August 1, 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: ITA Vincenzo Maenza
Silver: FRG Markus Scherer
Bronze: JPN Ikuzo Saito


Turkey’s [Salih Bora], silver medalist at the 1981-82 World Championships, was favored, as all the other recent major international medalists could not compete because of the Soviet-led boycott. In the first match of Group A he met Italy’s [Vincenzo Maenza], who had won a bronze medal at the 1984 European Championships. Maenza prevailed, 3-0, in points, which effectively eliminated Bora from gold medal contention. Maenza went to the final match where he met West German [Markus Scherer], easily defeating him, 12-0, to win the gold medal. Maenza was unscored on in Los Angeles, winning his four matches, 31-0. Bora placed fourth, defeated in the bronze medal match by Japan’s [Ikuzo Saito].

Maenza would defend his gold medal at Seoul in 1988, and added a silver medal at Barcelona in 1992. He had a long career, winning four medals at the Europeans from 1981-87, and three at the Worlds from 1982-87, including a World title in 1985 and a European title in 1987.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE CP
1 Vincenzo Maenza 22 Italy ITA Gold
2 Markus Scherer 22 West Germany FRG Silver
3 Ikuzo Saito 23 Japan JPN Bronze
4 Salih Bora 30 Turkey TUR
5 Kent Andersson 24 Sweden SWE
6 Jeon Dae-Je 18 South Korea KOR
7 Li Haisheng 20 China CHN
8 Lars Rønningen 18 Norway NOR
AC Mark Fuller 23 United States USA Eliminated r2/3 Group A 2,0
AC Jukka-Pekka Tanner 21 Finland FIN Withdrew r2/3 Group A 0,0
AC Gustavo Delgado 23 Mexico MEX Eliminated r2/2 Group B 0,0
AC Abdel Malek El-Aouad 24 Morocco MAR Withdrew r2/2 Group B 0,0