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Wrestling at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's Welterweight, Freestyle

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Catalonia National Institute of Physical Education (INEFC), Barcelona
Date Started: August 4, 1992
Date Finished: August 6, 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 Park Jang-Sun
Silver: USA Kenny Monday
Bronze: IRI Amir Reza Khadem Azgadhi


Although American [Kenny Monday] was the defending gold medalist and had won the 1989 World Championships, he was only considered a slight favorite, as he had not been as strong since 1989. Iranian [Amir Reza Khadem Azgadhi] was the 1991 World Champion and also thought to be a contender. Khadem Azgadhi met Korean [Park Jang-Sun] in the final of Group A, with Park narrowly winning the group, 2-1 on points. Park met Monday in the gold medal match which was very close. It was scoreless for most of the match when Monday attacked with 15 seconds only to see Park counter and score a 1-point takedown, which brought him the gold medal, 1-0. Park and Monday would both compete again in 1996 at Atlanta, with Park winning a silver medal and Monday placing sixth. Khadem Azgadhi won the bronze medal in Barcelona, defeating Unified Team Azerbaijani [Məmmədsalam Haciyev], also winning 1-0.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE CP
1 Park Jang-Sun 24 South Korea KOR Gold
2 Kenny Monday 30 United States USA Silver
3 Amir Reza Khadem Azgadhi 22 Iran IRI Bronze
4 Məmmədsalam Haciyev 20 Unified Team EUN
5 Krzysztof Walencik 27 Poland POL
6 Gary Holmes 26 Canada CAN
7 János Nagy 27 Hungary HUN
8 Lodoin Enkhbayar 27 Mongolia MGL
9 Ioakeim Vasiliadis 27 Greece GRE
10 Valentin Zhelev 23 Bulgaria BUL
AC Yoshihiko Hara 28 Japan JPN Eliminated r4/5 Group A 10,0
AC Alexander Leipold 23 Germany GER Eliminated r2/5 Group A 2,0
AC Bennie Labuschagne 23 South Africa RSA Eliminated r2/5 Group A 1,0
AC Romelio Salas 34 Colombia COL Eliminated r2/5 Group A 0,0
AC Selahattin Yiğit 24 Turkey TUR Eliminated r3/5 Group B 5,0
AC Milan Revický 27 Czechoslovakia TCH Eliminated r3/5 Group B 4,0
AC Ho Bisgaltu 24 China CHN Eliminated r3/5 Group B 1,0
AC Konstantinos Iliadis 32 Cyprus CYP Eliminated r2/5 Group B 0,0