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Wrestling at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games:

Men's Flyweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Venue(s): Sangmu Gynmasium, Seongnam
Date Started: September 19, 1988
Date Finished: September 21, 1988
Format: Two groups (A and B). Double elimination tournament within each group. Top four in each group advance to placement matches for 1st-8th place.

Gold: NOR Jon Rønningen
Silver: JPN Atsuji Miyahara
Bronze: KOR Lee Jae-Seok


This class was wide open as the medals at the Worlds and Europeans were spread around several different wrestlers in the years since the Los Angeles Olympics. The 1984 champion, Japan’s [Atsuji Miyahara] had done little since, but won all six of his group matches to win Group A. Norway’s [Jon Rønningen] won Group B, also by going unbeaten. Rønningen took the gold medal with a 12-7 victory on points, controlling Miyahara throughout. The bronze medal match pitted Korean [Lee Jae-Seok] against the 1988 European Champion, [Aleksandr Ignatenko] of the Soviet Union, with Lee winning a narrow decision, 4-3. In 1992, Rønningen defended his gold medal at Barcelona, although Ignatenko would win the World titles in 1990-91.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE CP
1 Jon Rønningen 25 Norway NOR Gold
2 Atsuji Miyahara 29 Japan JPN Silver
3 Lee Jae-Seok 24 South Korea KOR Bronze
4 Aleksandr Ignatenko 25 Soviet Union URS
5 Roman Kierpacz 27 Poland POL
6 Tibor Jankovics 27 Czechoslovakia TCH
7 Khristo Filchev 24 Bulgaria BUL
8 Peter Stjernberg 18 Sweden SWE
AC Esa Murtoaro 22 Finland FIN Eliminated r4/7 Group A 7,0
AC Serge Robert 25 France FRA Eliminated r3/7 Group A 3,5
AC Erol Kemah 26 Turkey TUR Eliminated r3/7 Group A 3,5
AC Abdul Karim Kakahaji 26 Iran IRI Eliminated r2/7 Group A 2,0
AC Edvin Eduardo Vázquez 18 Guatemala GUA Eliminated r2/7 Group A 0,0
AC Jihad Sharif 20 Jordan JOR Withdrew r2/7 Group A 0,0
AC Florentino Tirante 26 Philippines PHI Withdrew r2/7 Group A 0,0
AC Hu Richa 23 China CHN Eliminated r4/6 Group B 7,0
AC Csaba Vadász 28 Hungary HUN Eliminated r3/6 Group B 4,0
AC Abderrahman Naanaa 23 Morocco MAR Eliminated r2/6 Group B 1,0
AC Shawn Sheldon 23 United States USA Eliminated r2/6 Group B 1,0
AC Lamachi Elimu 28 Kenya KEN Eliminated r2/6 Group B 0,0
AC José Marques 20 Portugal POR Withdrew r2/6 Group B 0,0