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Wrestling at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games:

Men's Welterweight, 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: KOR Kim Yeong-Nam
Silver: URS Daulet Turlykhanov
Bronze: POL Józef Tracz


[Jouko Salomäki] of Finland was the defending Olympic champion and the 1987 World Champion, but he lost his first match to Sweden’s [Roger Tallroth], who Salomäki had defeated in the 1984 Olympic final. Salomäki then lost to France’s [Martial Mischler] and was eliminated. This left the favorite’s role to [Daulet Turlykhanov], the 1987 European Champion, who had usually been beaten out by his teammate, [Mikhail Mamiashvili], multiple international champion, for a spot on the Soviet team, but Mamiashvili moved up to middleweight in seoul. Turlykhanov went to the final where he met Korean [Kim Yeong-Nam], the 1986 Asian Games champion, but with little further international record. Kim prevailed, however, defeating Turlykhanov on decision, 2-1, to win the gold medal. Turlykhanov would return in 1992 and win a bronze medal in the middleweight division.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE CP
1 Kim Yeong-Nam 28 South Korea KOR Gold
2 Daulet Turlykhanov 24 Soviet Union URS Silver
3 Józef Tracz 24 Poland POL Bronze
4 János Takács 21 Hungary HUN
5 Martial Mischler 24 France FRA
6 Borislav Velichkov 27 Bulgaria BUL
7 Roger Tallroth 28 Sweden SWE
8 Hiromichi Ito 24 Japan JPN
AC Franc Podlesek 36 Yugoslavia YUG Eliminated r4/6 Group A 7,0
AC David Butler 31 United States USA Eliminated r4/6 Group A 6,0
AC Wei Qingkun 21 China CHN Eliminated r2/6 Group A 1,0
AC Jean Manga 29 Cameroon CMR Eliminated r2/6 Group A 0,0
AC Óscar Sánchez 21 Spain ESP Eliminated r2/6 Group A 0,0
AC Zouheir Al-Balah 21 Syria SYR Eliminated r2/6 Group A 0,0
AC Abdel Aziz Tahir 27 Morocco MAR Eliminated r3/6 Group B 5,0
AC Erhan Balcı 22 Turkey TUR Eliminated r3/6 Group B 3,0
AC Jouko Salomäki 26 Finland FIN Eliminated r2/6 Group B 2,0
AC Jaroslav Zeman 26 Czechoslovakia TCH Eliminated r2/6 Group B 1,0
AC Reza Anduz 23 Iran IRI Eliminated r2/6 Group B 0,0