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Wrestling at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's Welterweight, 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 Mnatsakan Iskandaryan
Silver: POL Józef Tracz
Bronze: SWE Torbjörn Kornbakk


The heavy favorite was Armenian [Mnatsakan Iskandaryan], wrestling for the Unified Team, who was World Champion in 1990-91 and European Champion in 1991, although he had lost the 1992 European final to Romanian Constantin Mircea, who did not compete in Barcelona. Iskandaryan made the Olympic final easily, where his opponent was Poland’s [Józef Tracz], who had not been on an international podium since a silver at the 1987 Worlds. Tracz would make a habit of winning international silver medals, losing to Iskandaryan in the Barcelona final, 6-3, and then adding silver medals at the 1993 and 1994 Worlds, losing again in 1994 to Iskandaryan.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal RE CP
1 Mnatsakan Iskandaryan 25 Unified Team EUN Gold
2 Józef Tracz 27 Poland POL Silver
3 Torbjörn Kornbakk 27 Sweden SWE Bronze
4 Nestor Almanza 21 Cuba CUB
5 Yvon Riemer 21 France FRA
6 Anton Marchl 27 Austria AUT
7 Jaroslav Zeman 30 Czechoslovakia TCH
8 Karlo Kasap 37 Canada CAN
9 Erhan Balcı 26 Turkey TUR
10 Wei Qingkun 25 China CHN
AC Željko Trajković 25 Individual Olympic Athletes IOA Eliminated r4/6 Group A 4,0
AC Tuomo Karila 24 Finland FIN Eliminated r3/6 Group A 5,0
AC José Alberto Recuero 18 Spain ESP Eliminated r3/6 Group A 1,0
AC Youssef Bouguerra 22 Algeria ALG Eliminated r2/6 Group A 1,0
AC Ender Memet 25 Romania ROU Eliminated r2/6 Group A 0,5
AC Ahad Javan Saleh 26 Iran IRI Eliminated r2/6 Group A 0,0
AC Dobri Ivanov 26 Bulgaria BUL Eliminated r5/6 Group B 8,0
AC Travis West 25 United States USA Eliminated r2/6 Group B 2,0
AC Paulo Martins 22 Portugal POR Eliminated r2/6 Group B 1,0
AC Petros Triantafyllidis 21 Greece GRE Eliminated r2/6 Group B 0,0
AC János Takács 25 Hungary HUN Eliminated r2/6 Group B 0,0