Wrestling at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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Wrestling

At the 1972 Summer Olympics, 20 wrestling events were contested, all for men. There were 10 weight classes in Greco-Roman wrestling and 10 classes in freestyle wrestling.

Medal summary[edit]

Freestyle[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg
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 Roman Dmitriyev
Soviet Union (URS)
 Ognyan Nikolov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Ebrahim Javadi
Iran (IRI)
52 kg
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 Kiyomi Kato
Japan (JPN)
 Arsen Alakhverdiyev
Soviet Union (URS)
 Kim Gwong-Hyong
North Korea (PRK)
57 kg
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 Hideaki Yanagida
Japan (JPN)
 Richard Sanders
United States (USA)
 László Klinga
Hungary (HUN)
62 kg
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 Zagalav Abdulbekov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Vehbi Akdağ
Turkey (TUR)
 Ivan Krastev
Bulgaria (BUL)
68 kg
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 Dan Gable
United States (USA)
 Kikuo Wada
Japan (JPN)
 Ruslan Ashuraliyev
Soviet Union (URS)
74 kg
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 Wayne Wells
United States (USA)
 Jan Karlsson
Sweden (SWE)
 Adolf Seger
West Germany (FRG)
82 kg
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 Levan Tediashvili
Soviet Union (URS)
 John Peterson
United States (USA)
 Vasile Iorga
Romania (ROU)
90 kg
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 Ben Peterson
United States (USA)
 Gennadi Strakhov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Károly Bajkó
Hungary (HUN)
100 kg
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 Ivan Yarygin
Soviet Union (URS)
 Khorloogiin Bayanmönkh
Mongolia (MGL)
 József Csatári
Hungary (HUN)
+100 kg
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 Aleksandr Medved
Soviet Union (URS)
 Osman Duraliev
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Chris Taylor
United States (USA)

Greco-Roman[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg
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 Gheorghe Berceanu
Romania (ROU)
 Rahim Aliabadi
Iran (IRI)
 Stefan Angelov
Bulgaria (BUL)
52 kg
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 Petar Kirov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Koichiro Hirayama
Japan (JPN)
 Giuseppe Bognanni
Italy (ITA)
57 kg
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 Rustam Kazakov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Hans-Jürgen Veil
West Germany (FRG)
 Risto Björlin
Finland (FIN)
62 kg
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 Georgi Markov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Heinz-Helmut Wehling
East Germany (GDR)
 Kazimierz Lipień
Poland (POL)
68 kg
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 Shamil Khisamutdinov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Stoyan Apostolov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Gian-Matteo Ranzi
Italy (ITA)
74 kg
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 Vítězslav Mácha
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
 Petros Galaktopoulos
Greece (GRE)
 Jan Karlsson
Sweden (SWE)
82 kg
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 Csaba Hegedűs
Hungary (HUN)
 Anatoly Nazarenko
Soviet Union (URS)
 Milan Nenadić
Yugoslavia (YUG)
90 kg
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 Valery Rezantsev
Soviet Union (URS)
 Josip Čorak
Yugoslavia (YUG)
 Czesław Kwieciński
Poland (POL)
100 kg
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 Nicolae Martinescu
Romania (ROU)
 Nikolai Yakovenko
Soviet Union (URS)
 Ferenc Kiss
Hungary (HUN)
+100 kg
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 Anatoly Roshchin
Soviet Union (URS)
 Aleksandar Tomov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Victor Dolipschi
Romania (ROU)

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union (URS) 9 4 1 14
2  United States (USA) 3 2 1 6
3  Bulgaria (BUL) 2 4 2 8
4  Japan (JPN) 2 2 0 4
5  Romania (ROU) 2 0 2 4
6  Hungary (HUN) 1 0 4 5
7  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 1 0 0 1
8  Iran (IRI) 0 1 1 2
 Sweden (SWE) 0 1 1 2
 West Germany (FRG) 0 1 1 2
 Yugoslavia (YUG) 0 1 1 2
12  East Germany (GDR) 0 1 0 1
 Greece (GRE) 0 1 0 1
 Mongolia (MGL) 0 1 0 1
 Turkey (TUR) 0 1 0 1
16  Italy (ITA) 0 0 2 2
 Poland (POL) 0 0 2 2
18  Finland (FIN) 0 0 1 1
 North Korea (PRK) 0 0 1 1

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 392 wrestlers from 50 nations competed at the Munich Games:

See also[edit]

List of World and Olympic Champions in men's freestyle wrestling

List of World and Olympic Champions in Greco-Roman wrestling

United States results in men's freestyle wrestling

United States results in Greco-Roman wrestling

References[edit]