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Wrestling at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games:

Men's Lightweight, Freestyle

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Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Venue(s): Sangmu Gynmasium, Seongnam
Date Started: September 29, 1988
Date Finished: October 1, 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: URS Arsen Fadzayev
Silver: KOR Park Jang-Sun
Bronze: USA Nate Carr


Soviet [Arsen Fadzayev] was the overwhelming favorite, having won the 1983 and 1985-87 World Championships. He easily won Group A, with no class matches, and then met Korean [Park Jang-Sun] in the final, defeating him on points 6-0, to win the expected gold medal. Fadzayev won the Worlds again in 1990-91 and defended his gold medal at Barcelona in 1992. He also competed at the 1996 Olympics, that time representing his native Uzbekistan, but was well past his prime and did not challenge for the podium. American [Nate Carr] won the bronze medal by defeating Japan’s [Kosei Akaishi] by decision. Akaishi had won a silver medal in 1984 as a featherweight, and in 1992, won Olympic bronze in this class.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE CP
1 Arsen Fadzayev 26 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 Park Jang-Sun 20 South Korea KOR Silver
3 Nate Carr 28 United States USA Bronze
4 Kosei Akaishi 23 Japan JPN
5 David McKay 28 Canada CAN
6 Jukka Rauhala 29 Finland FIN
7 Alexander Leipold 19 West Germany FRG
8 Angel Yasenov 23 Bulgaria BUL
AC Amir Reza Khadem Azgadhi 18 Iran IRI Eliminated r5/7 Group A 13,5
AC Amar Wattar 21 Syria SYR Eliminated r5/7 Group A 10,5
AC Georgios Athanasiadis 26 Greece GRE Eliminated r4/7 Group A 9,5
AC Herminio Hidalgo 26 Panama PAN Eliminated r4/7 Group A 7,5
AC Mohamed El-Khodary 22 Egypt EGY Eliminated r3/7 Group A 5,0
AC Ho Bisgaltu 20 China CHN Eliminated r2/7 Group A 1,0
AC Gustavo Manzur 28 El Salvador ESA Eliminated r2/7 Group A 0,5
AC Juan Caride 22 Spain ESP Eliminated r2/7 Group A 0,0
AC Kiptoo Salbei 24 Kenya KEN Eliminated r2/7 Group A 0,0
AC Edmundo Ichillumpa 31 Peru PER Eliminated r2/7 Group A 0,0
AC Dean-Carlos Manibog 20 Philippines PHI Eliminated r2/7 Group A 0,0
AC Cris Brown 25 Australia AUS Eliminated r5/7 Group B 10,0
AC Khenmedekhiin Amaraa 23 Mongolia MGL Eliminated r5/7 Group B 10,0
AC Fevzi Şeker 26 Turkey TUR Eliminated r4/7 Group B 10,0
AC Andrzej Kubiak 27 Poland POL Eliminated r3/7 Group B 7,0
AC Daniel Navarrete 25 Argentina ARG Eliminated r3/7 Group B 4,5
AC Attila Podolszki 23 Hungary HUN Eliminated r2/7 Group B 4,5
AC Gérard Sartoro 26 France FRA Eliminated r2/7 Group B 2,0
AC Satyawan 23 India IND Eliminated r2/7 Group B 2,0
AC René Neyer 27 Switzerland SUI Eliminated r2/7 Group B 1,0
AC Mohammad Shir Afghanistan AFG Eliminated r2/7 Group B 0,0
AC Muneir Al-Masri 25 Jordan JOR Eliminated r2/7 Group B 0,0