Wrestling at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's Greco-Roman 57 kg

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Wrestling at the
1968 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle
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Featherweight   men
Lightweight   men
Welterweight   men
Middleweight   men
Light heavyweight   men
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Greco-Roman
Flyweight   men
Bantamweight   men
Featherweight   men
Lightweight   men
Welterweight   men
Middleweight   men
Light heavyweight   men
Heavyweight   men

The Men's Greco-Roman bantamweight at the 1968 Summer Olympics as part of the wrestling program were held at the Insurgentes Ice Rink. The bantamweight was the second-lightest weight class, allowing wrestlers up to 57 kilograms.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  János Varga
Hungary (HUN)
Silver  Ion Baciu
Romania (ROU)
Bronze  Ivan Kochergin
Soviet Union (URS)

Tournament results[edit]

The competition used a form of negative points tournament, with negative points given for any result short of a fall. Accumulation of 6 negative points eliminated the wrestler. When only two or three wrestlers remain, a special final round is used to determine the order of the medals.

Legend
  • TF — Won by Fall
  • DQ — Won by Passivity or forfeit
  • D2 — Both wrestlers lost by Passivity
  • DNA — Did not appear
  • TPP — Total penalty points
  • MPP — Match penalty points
Penalties
  • 0 — Won by Fall and Disqualification
  • 0.5 — Won by Technical Superiority
  • 1 — Won by Points
  • 2 — Draw
  • 2.5 — Draw, Passivity
  • 3 — Lost by Points
  • 3.5 — Lost by Technical Superiority
  • 4 — Lost by Fall and Disqualification

1st round[edit]

TPP MPP Score MPP TPP
3 3  David Hazewinkel (USA)  Ion Baciu (ROU) 1 1
4 4  Johnny Nielsen (DEN) DQ  Hristo Traikov (BUL) 0 0
1 1  Ibrahim El-Sayed (EGY)  Rodolfo Guerra (MEX) 3 3
4 4  Herbert Singerman (CAN) TF / 10:51  Jean Nakouzi (LIB) 0 0
3 3  Roland Svensson (SWE)  Koji Sakurama (JPN) 1 1
2.5 2.5  Arthur Spaenhoven (BEL)  Hartmut Puls (GDR) 2.5 2.5
4 4  Fritz Stange (FRG) TF / 9:08  Ivan Kochergin (URS) 0 0
4 4  Luís Grilo (POR) TF / 2:47  János Varga (HUN) 0 0
3 3  Karlo Čović (YUG)  Othon Moschidis (GRE) 1 1
0 0  Risto Björlin (FIN) TF / 4:38  Javier Raxon (GUA) 4 4
3 3  Khalifa Karouane (MAR)  An Chun-Young (KOR) 1 1
1 1  Kaya Özcan (TUR)  Józef Lipień (POL) 3 3

2nd round[edit]

TPP MPP Score MPP TPP
3 0  David Hazewinkel (USA) TF / 8:28  Johnny Nielsen (DEN) 4 8
2 1  Ion Baciu (ROU)  Hristo Traikov (BUL) 3 3
1 0  Ibrahim El-Sayed (EGY) TF / 1:30  Herbert Singerman (CAN) 4 8
4 1  Rodolfo Guerra (MEX)  Jean Nakouzi (LIB) 3 3
6 3  Roland Svensson (SWE)  Arthur Spaenhoven (BEL) 1 3.5
1 0  Koji Sakurama (JPN) TF / 10:45  Hartmut Puls (GDR) 4 6.5
5 1  Fritz Stange (FRG)  Luís Grilo (POR) 3 7
3 3  Ivan Kochergin (URS)  János Varga (HUN) 1 1
4 1  Karlo Čović (YUG)  Risto Björlin (FIN) 3 3
1 0  Othon Moschidis (GRE) TF / 1:23  Javier Raxon (GUA) 4 8
6 3  Khalifa Karouane (MAR)  Kaya Özcan (TUR) 1 2
3 2  An Chun-Young (KOR)  Józef Lipień (POL) 2 5

3rd round[edit]

TPP MPP Score MPP TPP
3 0  David Hazewinkel (USA) DQ  Hristo Traikov (BUL) 4 7
3 1  Ion Baciu (ROU)  Ibrahim El-Sayed (EGY) 3 4
8 4  Rodolfo Guerra (MEX) TF / 2:44  Koji Sakurama (JPN) 0 1
6 3  Jean Nakouzi (LIB)  Arthur Spaenhoven (BEL) 1 4.5
4 1  Ivan Kochergin (URS)  Karlo Čović (YUG) 3 7
2 1  János Varga (HUN)  Othon Moschidis (GRE) 3 4
3 0  Risto Björlin (FIN) TF / 9:00  Józef Lipień (POL) 4 9
4 1  An Chun-Young (KOR)  Kaya Özcan (TUR) 3 5
5  Fritz Stange (FRG) DNA

4th round[edit]

TPP MPP Score MPP TPP
6 3  David Hazewinkel (USA)  Ibrahim El-Sayed (EGY) 1 5
5.5 2.5  Ion Baciu (ROU)  Koji Sakurama (JPN) 2.5 3.5
7.5 3  Arthur Spaenhoven (BEL)  Ivan Kochergin (URS) 1 5
3 1  János Varga (HUN)  Risto Björlin (FIN) 3 6
5 1  Othon Moschidis (GRE)  An Chun-Young (KOR) 3 7
5  Kaya Özcan (TUR) Bye

5th round[edit]

TPP MPP Score MPP TPP
9 4  Kaya Özcan (TUR) TF / 6:13  Ion Baciu (ROU) 0 5.5
9 4  Ibrahim El-Sayed (EGY) TF / 10:49  Ivan Kochergin (URS) 0 5
6.5 3  Koji Sakurama (JPN)  János Varga (HUN) 1 4
5  Othon Moschidis (GRE) Bye

6th round[edit]

TPP MPP Score MPP TPP
7.5 2.5  Othon Moschidis (GRE)  Ivan Kochergin (URS) 2.5 7.5
7.5 2  Ion Baciu (ROU)  János Varga (HUN) 2 6

Final round (2nd-4th places)[edit]

Results from the preliminary round are carried forward into the final (shown in yellow).

TPP MPP Score MPP TPP
2.5  Othon Moschidis (GRE)  Ivan Kochergin (URS) 2.5
6.5 4  Othon Moschidis (GRE) TF / 2:32  Ion Baciu (ROU) 0
6.5 4  Ivan Kochergin (URS) DQ  Ion Baciu (ROU) 4 4

Final standings[edit]

  1.  János Varga (HUN)
  2.  Ion Baciu (ROU)
  3.  Ivan Kochergin (URS)
  4.  Othon Moschidis (GRE)
  5.  Koji Sakurama (JPN)
  6.  Kaya Özcan (TUR) and  Ibrahim El-Sayed (EGY)

References[edit]