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

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Dan Gable
United States (USA)
Silver  Kikuo Wada
Japan (JPN)
Bronze  Ruslan Ashuraliyev
Soviet Union (URS)

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
1 1  Ali Şahin (TUR)  Eliezer Halfin (ISR) 3 3
3 3  Jagrup Singh (IND)  Tsedendambyn Natsagdorj (MGL) 1 1
3 3  Ismail Yuseinov (BUL)  Ruslan Ashuraliyev (URS) 1 1
3.5 3.5  Segundo Olmedo (PAN)  Abdollah Movahed (IRI) 0.5 0.5
1 1  Eduardo Quintero (CUB)  Gabriel Ruz (MEX) 3 3
3 3  Josef Engel (TCH)  Petre Poalelungi (ROU) 1 1
0 0  Udo Schröder (GDR) 1:08  Arona Mané (SEN) 4 4
0 0  Stefanos Ioannidis (GRE) 2:47  Georges Carbasse (FRA) 4 4
4 4  Safer Sali (YUG) 7:35  Dan Gable (USA) 0 0
4 4  Ronald Ouellet (CAN) 8:58  Klaus Rost (FRG) 0 0
3.5 3.5  André Chardonnens (SUI)  Włodzimierz Cieślak (POL) 0.5 0.5
4 4  Joseph Gilligan (GBR) 7:36  Kikuo Wada (JPN) 0 0
0  József Rusznyák (HUN) Bye

Round 2[edit]

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
3 3  József Rusznyák (HUN)  Ali Şahin (TUR) 1 2
4 1  Eliezer Halfin (ISR)  Jagrup Singh (IND) 3 6
4 3  Tsedendambyn Natsagdorj (MGL)  Ismail Yuseinov (BUL) 1 4
1.5 0.5  Ruslan Ashuraliyev (URS)  Segundo Olmedo (PAN) 3.5 7
5 4  Eduardo Quintero (CUB) 5:45  Josef Engel (TCH) 0 3
7 4  Gabriel Ruz (MEX) 5:31  Petre Poalelungi (ROU) 0 1
3 3  Udo Schröder (GDR)  Stefanos Ioannidis (GRE) 1 1
8 4  Arona Mané (SEN) 1:50  Georges Carbasse (FRA) 0 4
7 3  Safer Sali (YUG)  Ronald Ouellet (CAN) 1 5
0.5 0.5  Dan Gable (USA)  Klaus Rost (FRG) 3.5 3.5
6.5 3  André Chardonnens (SUI)  Joseph Gilligan (GBR) 1 5
3.5 3  Włodzimierz Cieślak (POL)  Kikuo Wada (JPN) 1 1
0.5  Abdollah Movahed (IRI) DNA

Round 3[edit]

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
3 0  József Rusznyák (HUN) 4:50  Eliezer Halfin (ISR) 4 8
5 3  Ali Şahin (TUR)  Tsedendambyn Natsagdorj (MGL) 1 5
4 0  Ismail Yuseinov (BUL) 3:27  Eduardo Quintero (CUB) 4 9
1.5 0  Ruslan Ashuraliyev (URS) 7:37  Josef Engel (TCH) 4 7
3 2  Petre Poalelungi (ROU)  Udo Schröder (GDR) 2 5
5 4  Stefanos Ioannidis (GRE) 4:03  Dan Gable (USA) 0 0.5
4 0  Georges Carbasse (FRA) 4:53  Ronald Ouellet (CAN) 4 9
7 3.5  Klaus Rost (FRG)  Kikuo Wada (JPN) 0.5 1.5
3.5 0  Włodzimierz Cieślak (POL) 7:29  Joseph Gilligan (GBR) 4 9

Round 4[edit]

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
7 4  József Rusznyák (HUN) 4:42  Tsedendambyn Natsagdorj (MGL) 0 5
5 0  Ali Şahin (TUR) 8:26  Ismail Yuseinov (BUL) 4 8
1.5 0  Ruslan Ashuraliyev (URS) 2:23  Petre Poalelungi (ROU) 4 7
5 0  Udo Schröder (GDR) 2:17  Georges Carbasse (FRA) 4 8
8 3  Stefanos Ioannidis (GRE)  Włodzimierz Cieślak (POL) 1 4.5
1.5 1  Dan Gable (USA)  Kikuo Wada (JPN) 3 4.5

Round 5[edit]

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
6 1  Ali Şahin (TUR)  Ruslan Ashuraliyev (URS) 3 4.5
6 1  Tsedendambyn Natsagdorj (MGL)  Udo Schröder (GDR) 3 8
1.5 0  Dan Gable (USA) 4:13  Włodzimierz Cieślak (POL) 4 8.5
4.5  Kikuo Wada (JPN) Bye

Final[edit]

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

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
1  Dan Gable (USA)  Kikuo Wada (JPN) 3
4 1  Kikuo Wada (JPN)  Ruslan Ashuraliyev (URS) 3
2 1  Dan Gable (USA)  Ruslan Ashuraliyev (URS) 3 6

Final standings[edit]

  1.  Dan Gable (USA)
  2.  Kikuo Wada (JPN)
  3.  Ruslan Ashuraliyev (URS)
  4.  Ali Şahin (TUR) and  Tsedendambyn Natsagdorj (MGL)
  5. -
  6.  Udo Schröder (GDR)
  7.  Włodzimierz Cieślak (POL)

References[edit]