Wrestling at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's Greco-Roman 100 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 100 kg at the 1972 Summer Olympics as part of the wrestling program at the Fairgrounds, Judo and Wrestling Hall.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Nicolae Martinescu
Romania (ROU)
Silver  Nikolai Yakovenko
Soviet Union (URS)
Bronze  Ferenc Kiss
Hungary (HUN)

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
2 2  Hristo Ignatov (BUL)  Pelle Svensson (SWE) 2 2
3 3  Aimo Mäenpää (FIN)  Tore Hem (NOR) 1 1
2 2  Rudolf Lüscher (SUI)  Hassan Bechara (LIB) 2 2
0 0  Nikolai Yakovenko (URS) 7:23  Burke Deadrich (USA) 4 4
1 1  Andrzej Skrzydlewski (POL)  Lorenz Hecher (FRG) 3 3
1 1  Ferenc Kiss (HUN)  Fredi Albrecht (GDR) 3 3
3.5 3.5  Makoto Saito (JPN)  Nicolae Martinescu (ROU) 0.5 0.5

Round 2[edit]

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
2 0  Hristo Ignatov (BUL) 5:48  Aimo Mäenpää (FIN) 4 7
6 4  Pelle Svensson (SWE) 0:42  Tore Hem (NOR) 0 1
6 4  Rudolf Lüscher (SUI) 1:44  Nikolai Yakovenko (URS) 0 0
8 4  Burke Deadrich (USA) 1:23  Andrzej Skrzydlewski (POL) 0 1
7 4  Lorenz Hecher (FRG) 8:23  Ferenc Kiss (HUN) 4 5
4 1  Fredi Albrecht (GDR)  Makoto Saito (JPN) 3 6.5
0.5  Nicolae Martinescu (ROU) Bye
2  Hassan Bechara (LIB) DNA

Round 3[edit]

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
1.5 1  Nicolae Martinescu (ROU)  Hristo Ignatov (BUL) 3 5
4 3  Tore Hem (NOR)  Nikolai Yakovenko (URS) 1 1
4.5 3.5  Andrzej Skrzydlewski (POL)  Ferenc Kiss (HUN) 0.5 5.5
4  Fredi Albrecht (GDR) Bye

Round 4[edit]

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
7 3  Fredi Albrecht (GDR)  Nicolae Martinescu (ROU) 1 2.5
5 0  Hristo Ignatov (BUL) 1:24  Tore Hem (NOR) 4 8
1 0  Nikolai Yakovenko (URS) 1:25  Andrzej Skrzydlewski (POL) 4 8.5
5.5  Ferenc Kiss (HUN) Bye

Round 5[edit]

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
6.5 1  Ferenc Kiss (HUN)  Nicolae Martinescu (ROU) 3 5.5
9 4  Hristo Ignatov (BUL) 8:35  Nikolai Yakovenko (URS) 0 1

Final[edit]

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

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
0 0  Nicolae Martinescu (ROU) 0:00  Nikolai Yakovenko (URS) 4 4

Final standings[edit]

  1.  Nicolae Martinescu (ROU)
  2.  Nikolai Yakovenko (URS)
  3.  Ferenc Kiss (HUN)
  4.  Hristo Ignatov (BUL)
  5.  Fredi Albrecht (GDR)
  6.  Tore Hem (NOR)

References[edit]