Wrestling at the 1980 Summer Olympics

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Wrestling at the 1980 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

Wrestling at the 1980 Summer Olympics was represented by twenty events (all — men's individual). They were split into two disciplines (ten events each): Freestyle and Greco-Roman. All events were held in the Wrestling hall of the Sports Complex of the Central Sports Club of the Army (north-western part of Moscow) between July 20 and July 31.

Medal summary[edit]

Illya Mate (USSR, in red) and Július Strnisko (Czechoslovakia, in blue) at the 1980 Summer Olympics. RIAN photo.

Freestyle[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg
details
 Claudio Pollio
Italy (ITA)
 Jang Se-Hong
North Korea (PRK)
 Sergei Kornilayev
Soviet Union (URS)
52 kg
details
 Anatoli Beloglazov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Władysław Stecyk
Poland (POL)
 Nermedin Selimov
Bulgaria (BUL)
57 kg
details
 Sergei Beloglazov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Li Ho-Pyong
North Korea (PRK)
 Dugarsürengiin Oyuunbold
Mongolia (MGL)
62 kg
details
 Magomedgasan Abushev
Soviet Union (URS)
 Miho Dukov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Georgios Hatziioannidis
Greece (GRE)
68 kg
details
 Saipulla Absaidov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Ivan Yankov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Šaban Sejdi
Yugoslavia (YUG)
74 kg
details
 Valentin Raychev
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Jamtsyn Davaajav
Mongolia (MGL)
 Dan Karabin
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
82 kg
details
 Ismail Abilov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Magomedkhan Aratsilov
Soviet Union (URS)
 István Kovács
Hungary (HUN)
90 kg
details
 Sanasar Oganisyan
Soviet Union (URS)
 Uwe Neupert
East Germany (GDR)
 Aleksander Cichoń
Poland (POL)
100 kg
details
 Illya Mate
Soviet Union (URS)
 Slavcho Chervenkov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Július Strnisko
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
+100 kg
details
 Soslan Andiyev
Soviet Union (URS)
 József Balla
Hungary (HUN)
 Adam Sandurski
Poland (POL)
Zhaksylyk Ushkempirov (USSR, in red) and Pavel Hristov (Bulgaria, in blue) at the 1980 Summer Olympics. RIAN photo.

Greco-Roman[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg
details
 Zhaksylyk Ushkempirov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Constantin Alexandru
Romania (ROU)
 Ferenc Seres
Hungary (HUN)
52 kg
details
 Vakhtang Blagidze
Soviet Union (URS)
 Lajos Rácz
Hungary (HUN)
 Mladen Mladenov
Bulgaria (BUL)
57 kg
details
 Shamil Serikov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Józef Lipień
Poland (POL)
 Benni Ljungbeck
Sweden (SWE)
62 kg
details
 Stelios Mygiakis
Greece (GRE)
 István Tóth
Hungary (HUN)
 Boris Kramorenko
Soviet Union (URS)
68 kg
details
 Ştefan Rusu
Romania (ROU)
 Andrzej Supron
Poland (POL)
 Lars-Erik Skiöld
Sweden (SWE)
74 kg
details
 Ferenc Kocsis
Hungary (HUN)
 Anatoly Bykov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Mikko Huhtala
Finland (FIN)
82 kg
details
 Gennadi Korban
Soviet Union (URS)
 Jan Dołgowicz
Poland (POL)
 Pavel Pavlov
Bulgaria (BUL)
90 kg
details
 Norbert Növényi
Hungary (HUN)
 Igor Kanygin
Soviet Union (URS)
 Petre Dicu
Romania (ROU)
100 kg
details
 Georgi Raikov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Roman Bierła
Poland (POL)
 Vasile Andrei
Romania (ROU)
+100 kg
details
 Alexander Kolchinsky
Soviet Union (URS)
 Aleksandar Tomov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Hassan Bechara
Lebanon (LIB)

Medals[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union (URS) 12 3 2 17
2  Bulgaria (BUL) 3 4 3 10
3  Hungary (HUN) 2 3 2 7
4  Romania (ROU) 1 1 2 4
5  Greece (GRE) 1 0 1 2
6  Italy (ITA) 1 0 0 1
7  Poland (POL) 0 5 2 7
8  North Korea (PRK) 0 2 0 2
9  Mongolia (MGL) 0 1 1 2
10  East Germany (GDR) 0 1 0 1
11  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 0 0 2 2
 Sweden (SWE) 0 0 2 2
13  Finland (FIN) 0 0 1 1
 Lebanon (LIB) 0 0 1 1
 Yugoslavia (YUG) 0 0 1 1

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 266 wrestlers from 35 nations competed at the Moscow 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

References[edit]

"Wrestling" (pdf). Olympic Review (Lausanne: International Olympic Committee) (154): 436–438. August 1980. Retrieved 2008-02-20.