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Wrestling at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's Lightweight, Freestyle

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Catalonia National Institute of Physical Education (INEFC), Barcelona
Date Started: August 3, 1992
Date Finished: August 5, 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 Arsen Fadzayev
Silver: BUL Valentin Getsov
Bronze: JPN Kosei Akaishi


Former Soviet wrestler [Arsen Fadzayev] was the defending gold medalist, came to Barcelona as a 6-time World Champion, and was considered the clear favorite. He won the gold medal relatively easily. He won all his matches in group competition, although a few decisions were relatively close, but in the final, against Bulgarian [Valentin Getsov], Fadzayev triumphed on points, 13-1, to defend his Olympic title. The bronze went to Japan’s [Kosei Akaishi] who won a silver medal as a featherweight at the 1984 Olympics. Fadzayev continued competing, but for his native Uzbekistan, and was never again as good, placing 13th at the 1996 Olympics.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE CP
1 Arsen Fadzayev 29 Unified Team EUN Gold
2 Valentin Getsov 25 Bulgaria BUL Silver
3 Kosei Akaishi 27 Japan JPN Bronze
4 Ali Akbarnejad 24 Iran IRI
5 Fatih Özbaş 20 Turkey TUR
6 Go Yeong-Ho 26 South Korea KOR
7 Townsend Saunders 25 United States USA
8 Chris Wilson 24 Canada CAN
9 Gérard Sartoro 30 France FRA
10 Endre Elekes 23 Hungary HUN
AC Ibo Oziti 18 Nigeria NGR Eliminated r3/5 Group A 4,0
AC Max Geller 21 Israel ISR Eliminated r3/5 Group A 3,0
AC Francisco Barcia 26 Spain ESP Eliminated r3/5 Group A 1,0
AC Jesús Rodríguez 25 Cuba CUB Eliminated r2/5 Group A 1,0
AC Calum McNeil 26 Great Britain GBR Eliminated r2/5 Group A 0,0
AC Ludwig Küng 26 Switzerland SUI Withdrew r2/5 Group A 0,0
AC Georgios Athanasiadis 30 Greece GRE Eliminated r3/5 Group B 6,0
AC Georg Schwabenland 24 Germany GER Eliminated r3/5 Group B 3,0
AC Küllo Kõiv 20 Estonia EST Eliminated r2/5 Group B 2,0
AC Cris Brown 29 Australia AUS Eliminated r2/5 Group B 1,0
AC Ahmad Al-Aosta 23 Syria SYR Eliminated r2/5 Group B 1,0