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Wrestling at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's Bantamweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Catalonia National Institute of Physical Education (INEFC), Barcelona
Date Started: July 28, 1992
Date Finished: July 30, 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: KOR An Han-Bong
Silver: GER Rifat Yildiz
Bronze: CHN Sheng Zetian


The favorite coming into Barcelona was German [Rifat Yildiz], who had won the last two World Championships and the 1992 European Championship. He easily advanced to the final where he met Korean [An Han-Bong], who was relatively unknown as a bantam, but he had won the 1990 Asian Games in flyweight, and World Championship medals in flyweight in 1989-90. Yildiz stormed ahead in the final, leading 5-2, but An came on strongly at the end and pulled out a narrow decision, 6-5, to win a big upset gold medal. Yildiz would compete at the next two Olympics, placing fifth and fourth.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE CP
1 An Han-Bong 23 South Korea KOR Gold
2 Rifat Yildiz 27 Germany GER Silver
3 Sheng Zetian 19 China CHN Bronze
4 Aleksandr Ignatenko 29 Unified Team EUN
5 William Lara 24 Cuba CUB
6 Marian Sandu 20 Romania ROU
7 Keijo Pehkonen 27 Finland FIN
8 Dennis Hall 21 United States USA
9 Abderrahman Naanaa 27 Morocco MAR
10 András Sike 27 Hungary HUN
AC Patrice Mourier 30 France FRA Eliminated r4/5 Group A 7,0
AC Nikola Zhelyazkov Dimitrov 23 Bulgaria BUL Eliminated r3/5 Group A 4,0
AC Remigijus Šukevičius 22 Lithuania LTU Eliminated r2/5 Group A 2,0
AC Isaak Theodoridis 24 Greece GRE Eliminated r2/5 Group A 1,0
AC Daisuke Hanahara 22 Japan JPN Eliminated r2/5 Group A 1,0
AC Ergüder Bekişdamat 23 Turkey TUR Eliminated r3/6 Group B 5,0
AC Armando Fernández 23 Mexico MEX Eliminated r3/6 Group B 1,0
AC Zoran Galović 24 Individual Olympic Athletes IOA Eliminated r2/6 Group B 1,0
AC Miguel Ángel Sierra 20 Spain ESP Eliminated r2/6 Group B 0,0