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Wrestling at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, USA
Date Started: July 31, 1984
Date Finished: August 2, 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: FIN Jouko Salomäki
Silver: SWE Roger Tallroth
Bronze: ROU Ştefan Rusu


Soviet Georgian [Mikhail Mamiashvili] was the top wrestler in this class in 1984 but he could not compete in Los Angeles due to the Soviet-led boycott. In his absence the favorite was Romanian [Ştefan Rusu], Olympic gold medalist in 1976 and 1980 as a lightweight. In round two of Group B, however, Rusu lost to Finland’s [Jouko Salomäki] and Salomäki would win the group and head to the gold medal match against Sweden’s [Roger Tallroth], silver medalist at the 1982 European Championships. Salomäki opened a big lead, 5-0, in the final, but Tallroth fought back and made it close, eventually losing, 5-4. Rusu did manage to win the bronze medal match over Korean [Kim Yeong-Nam] on points, 6-1. Mamiashvili would compete at the 1988 Olympics, winning the middleweight gold medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE CP
1 Jouko Salomäki 21 Finland FIN Gold
2 Roger Tallroth 23 Sweden SWE Silver
3 Ştefan Rusu 28 Romania ROU Bronze
4 Kim Yeong-Nam 24 South Korea KOR
5 Karlo Kasap 29 Yugoslavia YUG
6 Martial Mischler 20 France FRA
7 Chris Catalfo 24 United States USA
8 Mohamed Hamad 32 Egypt EGY
AC Celal Taşkıran 30 Turkey TUR Eliminated r4/4 Group A 4,0
AC Karl-Heinz Helbing 27 West Germany FRG Eliminated r3/4 Group A 5,5
AC Takahiro Mukai 26 Japan JPN Eliminated r2/4 Group A 1,0
AC Oscar Strático 28 Argentina ARG Eliminated r2/4 Group A 0,0
AC Issam Awarke 24 Lebanon LIB Eliminated r2/4 Group A 0,0
AC Jeff Stuebing 25 Canada CAN Eliminated r3/4 Group B 4,0
AC Abdel Aziz Tahir 23 Morocco MAR Eliminated r2/4 Group B 1,5
AC Romelio Salas 26 Colombia COL Eliminated r2/4 Group B 1,0
AC Ali Hussain Faris Iraq IRQ Eliminated r2/4 Group B 0,5