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Wrestling at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Middleweight, 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 Ion Draica
Silver: GRE Dimitrios Thanopoulos
Bronze: SWE Sören Claeson


The most recent World and European Championships had been won by Soviet Temur Abchasawa, but he would never get to compete at the Olympics. In his absence the favorite was likely Romanian [Ion Draica], silver medalist at the 1982 Worlds and bronze medalist at the 1983 Europeans. In the first round of Group A, Draica narrowly won over Norwegian [Klaus Mysen], winning on criteria after tying 4-4. Draica then cruised through Group A, meeting Greek [Dimitrios Thanopoulos] in the final. Thanopoulos had no international record but the match was close, Draica winning the gold medal by a narrow decision, 4-3.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE CP
1 Ion Draica 26 Romania ROU Gold
2 Dimitrios Thanopoulos 24 Greece GRE Silver
3 Sören Claeson 25 Sweden SWE Bronze
4 Momir Petković 31 Yugoslavia YUG
5 Jarmo Övermark 29 Finland FIN
6 Mohamed El-Ashram 29 Egypt EGY
7 Louis Santerre 25 Canada CAN
8 Kim Sang-Gyu 24 South Korea KOR
AC Klaus Mysen 31 Norway NOR Eliminated r2/4 Group A 2,0
AC Mustafa Suzan 27 Turkey TUR Eliminated r2/4 Group A 0,0
AC Dan Chandler 32 United States USA Eliminated r2/4 Group A 0,0
AC Siegfried Seibold 24 West Germany FRG Eliminated r3/3 Group B 5,0
AC Georg Marchl 20 Austria AUT Eliminated r3/3 Group B 3,0
AC Ernesto Razzino 23 Italy ITA Eliminated r3/3 Group B 2,0
AC Yasutoshi Moriyama 26 Japan JPN Eliminated r2/3 Group B 0,0