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..
The two favorites were Swedenâs [Frank Andersson], the 1979 and 1982 World Champion, and Romanian [Ilie Matei], who also competed in freestyle in Los Angeles, rare for this era. In round four of Group A Andersson met American [Steve Fraser] and was upset, 4-1. Prior to this class no American had won a medal in Greco-Roman wrestling but Fraser advanced to the final against Matei in which he won the gold medal on criteria, after they tied 1-1. Matei led most of the match 1-0, but Fraser caught him in a front headlock with only a few seconds remaining to take the title. Andersson did win the bronze medal, defeating West German [Uwe Sachs] on points, 5-0.
|1||Steve Fraser||26||United States||USA||Gold|
|4||Uwe Sachs||25||West Germany||FRG|
|AC||Karolj Kopas||26||Yugoslavia||YUG||Eliminated r2/4 Group A||2,0|
|AC||Garry Kallos||28||Canada||CAN||Eliminated r2/4 Group A||0,5|
|AC||Abdul Breesam Rahman||Iraq||IRQ||Eliminated r2/4 Group A||0,0|
|AC||Kamal Ibrahim||23||Egypt||EGY||Eliminated r2/2 Group B||0,5|
|AC||Hiroshi Hase||23||Japan||JPN||Eliminated r2/2 Group B||0,0|