Wrestling at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's Greco-Roman 68 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 68 kg at the 1972 Summer Olympics as part of the wrestling program at the Fairgrounds, Judo and Wrestling Hall.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Shamil Khisamutdinov
Soviet Union (URS)
Silver  Stoyan Apostolov
Bulgaria (BUL)
Bronze  Gian-Matteo Ranzi
Italy (ITA)

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  Veikko Lavonen (FIN)  Stoyan Apostolov (BUL) 1 1
1 1  Mohammad Dalirian (IRI)  Sotirios Nakos (GRE) 3 3
4 4  Andrzej Supron (POL) 5:58  Simion Popescu (ROU) 4 4
0 0  Shamil Khisamutdinov (URS) 6:29  Gaber Mohamed (EGY) 4 4
0 0  Seyyit Hışırlı (TUR) 8:26  Josef Brötzner (AUT) 4 4
4 4  Robert Buzzard (USA) 7:19  Gian-Matteo Ranzi (ITA) 0 0
0 0  Heinz Rhyn (SUI) 7:37  Ole Sorensen (CAN) 4 4
0 0  Takashi Tanoue (JPN) 6:47  Mohamed Bahamou (MAR) 4 4
0 0  Antal Steer (HUN) 4:00  Alberto Bremauntz (MEX) 4 4
2.5 2.5  Sreten Damjanović (YUG)  Manfred Schöndorfer (FRG) 2.5 2.5
3 3  Aka Djan (AFG)  Tage Juhl Weirum (DEN) 1 1
0  Klaus-Peter Göpfert (GDR) Bye

Round 2[edit]

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
4 4  Klaus-Peter Göpfert (GDR) 5:32  Veikko Lavonen (FIN) 4 7
1 0  Stoyan Apostolov (BUL) 2:32  Mohammad Dalirian (IRI) 4 5
7 4  Sotirios Nakos (GRE) 8:38  Andrzej Supron (POL) 0 4
8 4  Simion Popescu (ROU) 5:07  Shamil Khisamutdinov (URS) 0 0
0 0  Seyyit Hışırlı (TUR) 5:32  Robert Buzzard (USA) 4 8
7.5 3.5  Josef Brötzner (AUT)  Gian-Matteo Ranzi (ITA) 0.5 0.5
4 4  Heinz Rhyn (SUI) 7:45  Takashi Tanoue (JPN) 0 0
8 4  Ole Sorensen (CAN) 1:00  Mohamed Bahamou (MAR) 0 4
3 3  Antal Steer (HUN)  Sreten Damjanović (YUG) 1 3.5
8 4  Alberto Bremauntz (MEX) 5:17  Aka Djan (AFG) 0 3
2.5 0  Manfred Schöndorfer (FRG) 5:05  Tage Juhl Weirum (DEN) 4 5
4  Gaber Mohamed (EGY) DNA

Round 3[edit]

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
8 4  Klaus-Peter Göpfert (GDR) 8:31  Stoyan Apostolov (BUL) 0 1
9 4  Mohammad Dalirian (IRI) 2:26  Andrzej Supron (POL) 0 4
1 1  Shamil Khisamutdinov (URS)  Seyyit Hışırlı (TUR) 3 3
0.5 0  Gian-Matteo Ranzi (ITA) 8:15  Heinz Rhyn (SUI) 4 8
3 3  Takashi Tanoue (JPN)  Antal Steer (HUN) 1 4
8 4  Mohamed Bahamou (MAR) 6:50  Sreten Damjanović (YUG) 0 3.5
2.5 0  Manfred Schöndorfer (FRG) 4:08  Aka Djan (AFG) 4 7
5  Tage Juhl Weirum (DEN) Bye

Round 4[edit]

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
9 4  Tage Juhl Weirum (DEN) 2:56  Stoyan Apostolov (BUL) 0 1
8 4  Andrzej Supron (POL) 8:10  Shamil Khisamutdinov (URS) 0 1
6 3  Seyyit Hışırlı (TUR)  Gian-Matteo Ranzi (ITA) 1 1.5
3 0  Takashi Tanoue (JPN) 8:28  Sreten Damjanović (YUG) 4 7.5
6 2  Antal Steer (HUN)  Manfred Schöndorfer (FRG) 2 4.5

Round 5[edit]

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
4 3  Stoyan Apostolov (BUL)  Shamil Khisamutdinov (URS) 1 2
2.5 1  Gian-Matteo Ranzi (ITA)  Takashi Tanoue (JPN) 3 6
4.5  Manfred Schöndorfer (FRG) Bye

Round 6[edit]

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
7.5 3  Manfred Schöndorfer (FRG)  Stoyan Apostolov (BUL) 1 5
2.5 0.5  Shamil Khisamutdinov (URS)  Gian-Matteo Ranzi (ITA) 3.5 6

Final[edit]

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

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
3 3  Stoyan Apostolov (BUL)  Shamil Khisamutdinov (URS) 1 1

Final standings[edit]

  1.  Shamil Khisamutdinov (URS)
  2.  Stoyan Apostolov (BUL)
  3.  Gian-Matteo Ranzi (ITA)
  4.  Manfred Schöndorfer (FRG)
  5.  Takashi Tanoue (JPN)
  6.  Antal Steer (HUN) and  Seyyit Hışırlı (TUR)

References[edit]