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Wrestling at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Lightweight, Freestyle

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, USA
Date Started: August 9, 1984
Date Finished: August 11, 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: KOR Yu In-Tak
Silver: USA Andrew Rein
Bronze: FIN Jukka Rauhala


None of the medalists from the recent World Championships were able to compete in this class. In their absence American [Andrew Rein] and Korean [You In-Tak] both went undefeated through their group matches and met in the final. Their match was very close with You winning on criteria after they tied at 5-5. In the process You injured his back, which required several injury time-outs, and they hurt so badly they he had to be helped onto the victory podium.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE CP
1 Yu In-Tak 26 South Korea KOR Gold
2 Andrew Rein 26 United States USA Silver
3 Jukka Rauhala 25 Finland FIN Bronze
4 Masakazu Kamimura 23 Japan JPN
5 Zsigmond Kelevitz 30 Australia AUS
6 Fevzi Şeker 22 Turkey TUR
7 Erwin Knosp 22 West Germany FRG
8 René Neyer 22 Switzerland SUI
AC Hussain El-Din Hamed 20 Egypt EGY Eliminated r4/5 Group A 7,0
AC Steve Bayliss 25 Great Britain GBR Eliminated r3/5 Group A 6,0
AC David McKay 24 Canada CAN Eliminated r3/5 Group A 5,0
AC Ren Qin 22 China CHN Eliminated r3/5 Group A 5,0
AC Georgios Athanasiadis 22 Greece GRE Eliminated r2/5 Group A 1,5
AC Francisco Iglesias 19 Spain ESP Eliminated r2/5 Group A 0,0
AC Alexander Zammit 22 Malta MLT Eliminated r2/5 Group A 0,0
AC Jagmander Singh 28 India IND Eliminated r4/5 Group B 7,0
AC Eric Brulon 23 France FRA Eliminated r3/5 Group B 5,0
AC José Betancourt 21 Puerto Rico PUR Eliminated r3/5 Group B 4,0
AC Victor Kede Manga 31 Cameroon CMR Eliminated r3/5 Group B 0,0
AC Boris Goldstein 17 Argentina ARG Eliminated r2/5 Group B 0,0
AC Gustavo Manzur 24 El Salvador ESA Eliminated r2/5 Group B 0,0
AC Ivan Valladares 19 Peru PER Eliminated r2/5 Group B 0,0