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Wrestling at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's Flyweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Catalonia National Institute of Physical Education (INEFC), Barcelona
Date Started: July 26, 1992
Date Finished: July 28, 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: NOR Jon Rønningen
Silver: EUN Alfred Ter-Mkrtchyan
Bronze: KOR Min Gyeong-Gap


The defending Olympic gold medalist was Norway's [Jon Rønningen], but he hardly been dominant since 1988. He won the 1990 European title and took bronze at the 1991 Worlds, but that was it at major internationals. Still, he made it through Group B undefeated and faced Unified Team wrestler [Alfred Ter-Mkrtychyan] in the final. Ter-Mkrtychyan appeared to have the match in hand with seconds left, leading 1-0, when Rønningen scored a two-point takedown, but the Unified coaches and Ter-Mkrtychyan were certain time had run out and started celebrating. After a discussion, however, the officials that the takedown was legal and Rønningen had defended his gold medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE CP
1 Jon Rønningen 29 Norway NOR Gold
2 Alfred Ter-Mkrtchyan 21 Unified Team EUN Silver
3 Min Gyeong-Gap 21 South Korea KOR Bronze
4 Shawn Sheldon 27 United States USA
5 Bratan Tsenov 28 Bulgaria BUL
6 Valentin Rebegea 21 Romania ROU
7 Ismo Kamesaki 22 Finland FIN
8 Senad Rizvanović 24 Individual Olympic Athletes IOA
9 Raúl Martínez 21 Cuba CUB
10 Saïd Tango 21 Morocco MAR
AC Khaled El-Farej 22 Syria SYR Eliminated r3/5 Group A 2,0
AC Serge Robert 29 France FRA Eliminated r2/5 Group A 2,0
AC Olaf Brandt 21 Germany GER Eliminated r2/5 Group A 0,5
AC Majid Jahandideh 23 Iran IRI Eliminated r2/5 Group A 0,0
AC Ramón Meña 24 Panama PAN Eliminated r2/4 Group B 3,0
AC Ulises Valentin 24 Dominican Republic DOM Eliminated r2/4 Group B 0,0
AC Remzi Öztürk 28 Turkey TUR Eliminated r2/4 Group B 0,0