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
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 Claudio Pollio (ITA)  Jang Se-Hong (PRK)  Sergei Kornilayev (URS)
52 kg
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 Anatoli Beloglazov (URS)  Władysław Stecyk (POL)  Nermedin Selimov (BUL)
57 kg
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 Sergei Beloglazov (URS)  Li Ho-Pyong (PRK)  Dugarsürengiin Oyuunbold (MGL)
62 kg
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 Magomedgasan Abushev (URS)  Miho Dukov (BUL)  Georgios Hatziioannidis (GRE)
68 kg
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 Saipulla Absaidov (URS)  Ivan Yankov (BUL)  Šaban Sejdi (YUG)
74 kg
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 Valentin Raychev (BUL)  Jamtsyn Davaajav (MGL)  Dan Karabin (TCH)
82 kg
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 Ismail Abilov (BUL)  Magomedkhan Aratsilov (URS)  István Kovács (HUN)
90 kg
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 Sanasar Oganisyan (URS)  Uwe Neupert (GDR)  Aleksander Cichoń (POL)
100 kg
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 Illya Mate (URS)  Slavcho Chervenkov (BUL)  Július Strnisko (TCH)
+100 kg
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 Soslan Andiyev (URS)  József Balla (HUN)  Adam Sandurski (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
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 Zhaqsylyq Üshkempirov (URS)  Constantin Alexandru (ROU)  Ferenc Seres (HUN)
52 kg
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 Vakhtang Blagidze (URS)  Lajos Rácz (HUN)  Mladen Mladenov (BUL)
57 kg
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 Shamil Serikov (URS)  Józef Lipień (POL)  Benni Ljungbeck (SWE)
62 kg
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 Stelios Mygiakis (GRE)  István Tóth (HUN)  Boris Kramorenko (URS)
68 kg
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 Ştefan Rusu (ROU)  Andrzej Supron (POL)  Lars-Erik Skiöld (SWE)
74 kg
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 Ferenc Kocsis (HUN)  Anatoly Bykov (URS)  Mikko Huhtala (FIN)
82 kg
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 Gennadi Korban (URS)  Jan Dołgowicz (POL)  Pavel Pavlov (BUL)
90 kg
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 Norbert Növényi (HUN)  Igor Kanygin (URS)  Petre Dicu (ROU)
100 kg
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 Georgi Raikov (BUL)  Roman Bierła (POL)  Vasile Andrei (ROU)
+100 kg
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 Alexander Kolchinsky (URS)  Aleksandar Tomov (BUL)  Hassan Bechara (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.