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Wrestling at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's Light-Flyweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Catalonia National Institute of Physical Education (INEFC), Barcelona
Date Started: July 27, 1992
Date Finished: July 29, 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: EUN Oleg Kutscherenko
Silver: ITA Vincenzo Maenza
Bronze: CUB Wilber Sánchez


The 1991 World Champion was [Gwon Deog-Yong] but he lost his first two matches and was eliminated. The remaining favorite was Unified Team wrestler [Oleh Kucherenko], World Champion in 1989-90, but the two-time defending gold medalist, Italian [Vincenzo Maenza], was also competing again. Both went undefeated through their groups, while in Group B, Iran's [Majid Reza Simkhah Asil] was also undefeated through five rounds but then was injured and had to withdraw, and did not face Maenza. In the final, Kucherenko took a 3-0 lead after five seconds and then played defense the rest of the way to win the gold medal. Cuba's [Wilber Sánchez] won the bronze medal by defeating German [Fuat Yildiz] on points, 5-0.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE CP
1 Oleg Kutscherenko 23 Unified Team EUN Gold
2 Vincenzo Maenza 30 Italy ITA Silver
3 Wilber Sánchez 23 Cuba CUB Bronze
4 Fuat Yildiz 27 Germany GER
5 Iliuță Dăscălescu 20 Romania ROU
6 Majid Reza Simkhah Asil 22 Iran IRI
7 Lars Rønningen 26 Norway NOR
8 Pappu Jadav 18 India IND
9 Masanori Ohashi 27 Japan JPN
10 Nuran Pelikyan 24 Bulgaria BUL
AC Nik Zagranitchni 22 Israel ISR Eliminated r3/6 Group A 4,0
AC Mark Fuller 31 United States USA Eliminated r3/6 Group A 3,0
AC Gwon Deog-Yong 29 South Korea KOR Eliminated r2/6 Group A 1,0
AC Ömer Elmas 23 Turkey TUR Eliminated r2/6 Group A 1,0
AC Abdel Malek El-Aouad 32 Morocco MAR Eliminated r2/6 Group A 0,0
AC Jiang Wei 21 China CHN Eliminated r3/5 Group B 5,0
AC Mohamed Hassoun 24 Syria SYR Eliminated r3/5 Group B 1,0
AC Mynor Ramírez 19 Guatemala GUA Eliminated r2/5 Group B 1,0
AC József Faragó 26 Hungary HUN Eliminated r2/5 Group B 1,0