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Wrestling at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's Bantamweight, Freestyle

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Catalonia National Institute of Physical Education (INEFC), Barcelona
Date Started: August 5, 1992
Date Finished: August 7, 1992
Format: Two groups (A and B). Double elimination tournament within each group. Top five in each group advance to placement matches for 1st-10th place.

Gold: CUB Alejandro Puerto
Silver: EUN Sergey Smal
Bronze: PRK Kim Yong-Sik


Soviet [Sergey Beloglazov] had dominated this class since 1980, winning the 1980 and 1988 gold medals, and would almost certainly have won in 1984 had he been able to compete, but he was now retired. The last three World Championships had been won by three different wrestlers – Kim Sik-Seung of Korea (1989), [Alejandro Puerto] of Cuba (1990), and [Sergey Smal] of the Soviet Union/Unified Team (1991). Nobody was really considered a favorite but Puerto and Small won their respective groups and advanced to the final match, with Puerto winning the gold medal easily, 5-0. The bronze medal match was between two complete unknowns internationally, with North Korean [Kim Yong-Sik] defeating Turk [Remzi Musaoğlu].

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE CP
1 Alejandro Puerto 27 Cuba CUB Gold
2 Sergey Smal 23 Unified Team EUN Silver
3 Kim Yong-Sik 24 North Korea PRK Bronze
4 Remzi Musaoğlu 27 Turkey TUR
5 Rumen Pavlov 28 Bulgaria BUL
6 Kendall Cross 24 United States USA
7 Jürgen Scheibe 23 Germany GER
8 Robert Dawson 28 Canada CAN
9 Oveyss Mallahi 25 Iran IRI
10 Tserenbaataryn Tsogtbayar 21 Mongolia MGL
AC Béla Nagy 30 Hungary HUN Eliminated r3/5 Group A 4,5
AC Zoran Å orov 30 Individual Olympic Athletes IOA Eliminated r3/5 Group A 1,0
AC Kim Chun-Ho 27 South Korea KOR Eliminated r2/5 Group A 1,0
AC Tebe Dorgu 17 Nigeria NGR Eliminated r2/5 Group A 0,0
AC Keiji Okuyama 23 Japan JPN Eliminated r3/6 Group B 4,0
AC Andrés Iniesta 18 Spain ESP Eliminated r3/6 Group B 0,0
AC Ashok Kumar 23 India IND Eliminated r2/6 Group B 1,0
AC Ahmed Naseer 20 Pakistan PAK Eliminated r2/6 Group B 0,0