Wrestling at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's freestyle 63 kg

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

The Men's Freestyle 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  Masaaki Kaneko
Japan (JPN)
Silver  Enyu Todorov
Bulgaria (BUL)
Bronze  Shamseddin Seyed-Abbasi
Iran (IRI)

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
1 1  Vehbi Akdağ (TUR)  Hans-Jürgen Luczak (GDR) 3 3
3 3  Bobby Douglas (USA)  Shamseddin Seyed-Abbasi (IRI) 1 1
1 1  Yelkan Tedeyev (URS)  Mohammed Ebrahimi (AFG) 3 3
3 3  Tadeusz Godyń (POL)  Tsedendambyn Natsagdorj (MGL) 1 1
4 4  Gabriel Ruz (MEX) TF / 2:47  Masaaki Kaneko (JPN) 0 0
0 0  Choi Jung-Heuk (KOR) TF / 2:24  Onésimo Rufino (DOM) 4 4
0.5 0.5  Petre Coman (ROU)  John McCourtney (GBR) 3.5 3.5
3 3  Patrick Bolger (CAN)  József Rusznyák (HUN) 1 1
0 0  Enyu Todorov (BUL) TF / 10:09  José Ramos (CUB) 4 4
0 0  Ismail Al-Karaghouli (IRQ) TF / 5:45  José García (GUA) 4 4
4 4  Antonio Senosa (PHI) TF / 6:15  Nikolaos Karypidis (GRE) 0 0
0  Josef Engel (TCH) Bye

2nd round[edit]

TPP MPP Score MPP TPP
3 3  Josef Engel (TCH)  Vehbi Akdağ (TUR) 1 2
6.5 3.5  Hans-Jürgen Luczak (GDR)  Shamseddin Seyed-Abbasi (IRI) 0.5 1.5
1 0  Yelkan Tedeyev (URS) TF / 9:04  Tadeusz Godyń (POL) 4 7
5 2  Mohammed Ebrahimi (AFG)  Tsedendambyn Natsagdorj (MGL) 2 3
7 3  Gabriel Ruz (MEX)  Choi Jung-Heuk (KOR) 1 1
0 0  Masaaki Kaneko (JPN) TF / 2:06  Onésimo Rufino (DOM) 4 8
1 0.5  Petre Coman (ROU)  Patrick Bolger (CAN) 3.5 6.5
7.5 4  John McCourtney (GBR) TF / 5:45  József Rusznyák (HUN) 0 1
0.5 0.5  Enyu Todorov (BUL)  Ismail Al-Karaghouli (IRQ) 3.5 3.5
4 0  José Ramos (CUB) TF / 5:57  Antonio Senosa (PHI) 4 8
8 4  José García (GUA) TF / 4:47  Nikolaos Karypidis (GRE) 0 0
3  Bobby Douglas (USA) DNA

3rd round[edit]

TPP MPP Score MPP TPP
7 4  Josef Engel (TCH) TF / 8:39  Shamseddin Seyed-Abbasi (IRI) 0 1.5
4 2  Vehbi Akdağ (TUR)  Yelkan Tedeyev (URS) 2 3
6.5 3.5  Tsedendambyn Natsagdorj (MGL)  Masaaki Kaneko (JPN) 0.5 0.5
4 3  Choi Jung-Heuk (KOR)  Petre Coman (ROU) 1 2
4.5 3.5  József Rusznyák (HUN)  Enyu Todorov (BUL) 0.5 1
6 2  José Ramos (CUB)  Ismail Al-Karaghouli (IRQ) 2 5.5
0  Nikolaos Karypidis (GRE) Bye
5  Mohammed Ebrahimi (AFG) DNA

4th round[edit]

TPP MPP Score MPP TPP
2.5 2.5  Nikolaos Karypidis (GRE)  Vehbi Akdağ (TUR) 2.5 6.5
2.5 1  Shamseddin Seyed-Abbasi (IRI)  Yelkan Tedeyev (URS) 3 6
0.5 0  Masaaki Kaneko (JPN) TF / 5:31  Choi Jung-Heuk (KOR) 4 8
5 3  Petre Coman (ROU)  Enyu Todorov (BUL) 1 2
7.5 3  József Rusznyák (HUN)  Ismail Al-Karaghouli (IRQ) 1 6.5

5th round[edit]

TPP MPP Score MPP TPP
6.5 4  Nikolaos Karypidis (GRE) TF / 1:39  Shamseddin Seyed-Abbasi (IRI) 0 2.5
1.5 1  Masaaki Kaneko (JPN)  Petre Coman (ROU) 3 8
2  Enyu Todorov (BUL) Bye

Final round[edit]

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

TPP MPP Score MPP TPP
2  Enyu Todorov (BUL)  Shamseddin Seyed-Abbasi (IRI) 2
2.5  Masaaki Kaneko (JPN)  Enyu Todorov (BUL) 2.5 4.5
5 3  Shamseddin Seyed-Abbasi (IRI)  Masaaki Kaneko (JPN) 1 3.5

Final standings[edit]

  1.  Masaaki Kaneko (JPN)
  2.  Enyu Todorov (BUL)
  3.  Shamseddin Seyed-Abbasi (IRI)
  4.  Nikolaos Karypidis (GRE)
  5.  Petre Coman (ROU)
  6.  Yelkan Tedeyev (URS)

References[edit]