Wrestling at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's Greco-Roman 74 kg

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Wrestling at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Freestyle Greco-Roman
  48 kg     48 kg  
  52 kg     52 kg  
  57 kg     57 kg  
  62 kg     62 kg  
  68 kg     68 kg  
  74 kg     74 kg
  82 kg     82 kg
  90 kg     90 kg
  100 kg     100 kg
  +100 kg     +100 kg

The Men's Greco-Roman 74 kg at the 1972 Summer Olympics as part of the wrestling program at the Fairgrounds, Judo and Wrestling Hall.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Vítězslav Mácha
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Silver  Petros Galaktopoulos
Greece (GRE)
Bronze  Jan Karlsson
Sweden (SWE)

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
  • DNA — Did not appear
  • TPP — Total penalty points
  • MPP — Match penalty points
Penalties
  • 0 — Won by Fall, Passivity, Injury and Forfeit
  • 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, Passivity, Injury and Forfeit

Round 1[edit]

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
3 3  Vítězslav Mácha (TCH)  Ivan Kolev (BUL) 1 1
4 4  Nestor González (ARG) 2:20  Mehmet Türüt (TUR) 0 0
2 2  Werner Schröter (FRG)  Stanisław Krzesiński (POL) 2 2
4 4  Miklós Hegedűs (HUN) 8:36  Jiichiro Date (JPN) 0 0
1 1  Jan Karlsson (SWE)  Marcel Vlad (ROU) 3 3
3 3  Gary Neist (USA)  Momir Kecman (YUG) 1 1
0 0  Petros Galaktopoulos (GRE) 1:56  Constant Bens (BEL) 4 4
1 1  Viktor Igumenov (URS)  Franz Berger (AUT) 3 3
3.5 3.5  Robert Blaser (SUI)  Eero Tapio (FIN) 0.5 0.5
4 4  Klaus Pohl (GDR) 5:07  Daniel Robin (FRA) 0 0

Round 2[edit]

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
3 0  Vítězslav Mácha (TCH) 2:31  Nestor González (ARG) 4 8
1.5 0.5  Ivan Kolev (BUL)  Mehmet Türüt (TUR) 3.5 3.5
4 2  Werner Schröter (FRG)  Miklós Hegedűs (HUN) 2 6
3 1  Stanisław Krzesiński (POL)  Jiichiro Date (JPN) 3 3
2 1  Jan Karlsson (SWE)  Gary Neist (USA) 3 6
6 3  Marcel Vlad (ROU)  Momir Kecman (YUG) 1 2
2 2  Petros Galaktopoulos (GRE)  Viktor Igumenov (URS) 2 3
8 4  Constant Bens (BEL) 1:26  Franz Berger (AUT) 0 3
7.5 4  Robert Blaser (SUI) 0:59  Klaus Pohl (GDR) 0 4
2.5 2  Eero Tapio (FIN)  Daniel Robin (FRA) 2 2

Round 3[edit]

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
3.5 0.5  Vítězslav Mácha (TCH)  Mehmet Türüt (TUR) 3.5 7
4.5 3  Ivan Kolev (BUL)  Werner Schröter (FRG) 1 5
7 4  Stanisław Krzesiński (POL) 8:47  Jan Karlsson (SWE) 0 2
7 4  Jiichiro Date (JPN) 8:31  Momir Kecman (YUG) 0 2
3 1  Petros Galaktopoulos (GRE)  Franz Berger (AUT) 3 6
5.5 3  Eero Tapio (FIN)  Klaus Pohl (GDR) 1 5
2  Daniel Robin (FRA) Bye
3  Viktor Igumenov (URS) DNA

Round 4[edit]

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
5 3  Daniel Robin (FRA)  Vítězslav Mácha (TCH) 1 4.5
5.5 1  Ivan Kolev (BUL)  Jan Karlsson (SWE) 3 5
7.5 2.5  Werner Schröter (FRG)  Momir Kecman (YUG) 2.5 4.5
3 0  Petros Galaktopoulos (GRE) 7:23  Eero Tapio (FIN) 4 9.5
5  Klaus Pohl (GDR) Bye

Round 5[edit]

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
8 3  Klaus Pohl (GDR)  Vítězslav Mácha (TCH) 1 5.5
8 3  Daniel Robin (FRA)  Ivan Kolev (BUL) 1 6.5
6 1  Jan Karlsson (SWE)  Momir Kecman (YUG) 3 7.5
3  Petros Galaktopoulos (GRE) Bye

Final[edit]

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

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
3 3  Petros Galaktopoulos (GRE)  Vítězslav Mácha (TCH) 1 1

Final standings[edit]

  1.  Vítězslav Mácha (TCH)
  2.  Petros Galaktopoulos (GRE)
  3.  Jan Karlsson (SWE)
  4.  Ivan Kolev (BUL)
  5.  Momir Kecman (YUG)
  6.  Daniel Robin (FRA)
  7.  Klaus Pohl (GDR)

References[edit]