Wrestling at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's Greco-Roman middleweight

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Men's Greco-Roman middleweight
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
VenueKomazawa Gymnasium
Dates16–19 October
Competitors20 from 20 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Branislav Simić  Yugoslavia
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Jiří Kormaník  Czechoslovakia
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Lothar Metz  United Team of Germany
← 1960
1968 →

The men's Greco-Roman middleweight competition at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo took place from 16 to 19 October at the Komazawa Gymnasium. Nations were limited to one competitor.[1]

Competition format[edit]

This Greco-Roman wrestling competition continued to use the "bad points" elimination system introduced at the 1928 Summer Olympics for Greco-Roman and at the 1932 Summer Olympics for freestyle wrestling, as adjusted at the 1960 Summer Olympics. Each bout awarded 4 points. If the victory was by fall, the winner received 0 and the loser 4. If the victory was by decision, the winner received 1 and the loser 3. If the bout was tied, each wrestler received 2 points. A wrestler who accumulated 6 or more points was eliminated. Rounds continued until there were 3 or fewer uneliminated wrestlers. If only 1 wrestler remained, he received the gold medal. If 2 wrestlers remained, point totals were ignored and they faced each other for gold and silver (if they had already wrestled each other, that result was used). If 3 wrestlers remained, point totals were ignored and a round-robin was held among those 3 to determine medals (with previous head-to-head results, if any, counting for this round-robin).[1][2]

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Andhalkar withdrew after his bout.

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
Gheorghe Popovici  Romania Tie Valentin Olenik  Soviet Union
Lothar Metz  United Team of Germany Decision Czesław Kwieciński  Poland
Stig Persson  Sweden Decision Raymond Schummer  Luxembourg
Jiří Kormaník  Czechoslovakia Fall Kenjiro Hiraki  Japan
Yavuz Selekman  Turkey Decision Istvan Raskovy  Australia
Max Kobelt  Switzerland Fall Fernando García  Philippines
Krali Bimbalov  Bulgaria Fall Lee Gi-yeol  South Korea
Pentti Punkari  Finland Decision Julio Graffigna  Argentina
Branislav Simić  Yugoslavia Decision Géza Hollósi  Hungary
Wayne Baughman  United States Decision Ganpat Andhalkar  India
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation R1
1 Krali Bimbalov  Bulgaria 0
1 Max Kobelt  Switzerland 0
1 Jiří Kormaník  Czechoslovakia 0
4 Wayne Baughman  United States 1
4 Lothar Metz  United Team of Germany 1
4 Stig Persson  Sweden 1
4 Pentti Punkari  Finland 1
4 Yavuz Selekman  Turkey 1
4 Branislav Simić  Yugoslavia 1
10 Valentin Olenik  Soviet Union 2
10 Gheorghe Popovici  Romania 2
12 Julio Graffigna  Argentina 3
12 Géza Hollósi  Hungary 3
12 Czesław Kwieciński  Poland 3
12 Istvan Raskovy  Australia 3
12 Raymond Schummer  Luxembourg 3
17 Kenjiro Hiraki  Japan 4
17 Fernando García  Philippines 4
17 Lee Gi-yeol  South Korea 4
20 Ganpat Andhalkar  India 3*

Round 2[edit]

Five wrestlers were eliminated, leaving 14 to continue on. There was a three-way tie for the lead at 1 point.

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
Kenjiro Hiraki  Japan Decision Raymond Schummer  Luxembourg
Istvan Raskovy  Australia Fall Fernando García  Philippines
Lothar Metz  United Team of Germany Decision Gheorghe Popovici  Romania
Krali Bimbalov  Bulgaria Decision Pentti Punkari  Finland
Yavuz Selekman  Turkey Decision Max Kobelt  Switzerland
Valentin Olenik  Soviet Union Decision Czesław Kwieciński  Poland
Géza Hollósi  Hungary Fall Lee Gi-yeol  South Korea
Branislav Simić  Yugoslavia Fall Julio Graffigna  Argentina
Stig Persson  Sweden Tie Jiří Kormaník  Czechoslovakia
Wayne Baughman  United States Bye N/A N/A
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation R1 R2 Total
1 Wayne Baughman  United States 1 0 1
1 Krali Bimbalov  Bulgaria 0 1 1
1 Branislav Simić  Yugoslavia 1 0 1
4 Jiří Kormaník  Czechoslovakia 0 2 2
4 Lothar Metz  United Team of Germany 1 1 2
4 Yavuz Selekman  Turkey 1 1 2
7 Géza Hollósi  Hungary 3 0 3
7 Max Kobelt  Switzerland 0 3 3
7 Valentin Olenik  Soviet Union 2 1 3
7 Stig Persson  Sweden 1 2 3
7 Istvan Raskovy  Australia 3 0 3
12 Pentti Punkari  Finland 1 3 4
13 Kenjiro Hiraki  Japan 4 1 5
13 Gheorghe Popovici  Romania 2 3 5
15 Czesław Kwieciński  Poland 3 3 6
15 Raymond Schummer  Luxembourg 3 3 6
17 Julio Graffigna  Argentina 3 4 7
18 Fernando García  Philippines 4 4 8
18 Lee Gi-yeol  South Korea 4 4 8

Round 3[edit]

Another 5 wrestlers were eliminated, leaving 9 remaining. Simić had the best score at 2 points.

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
Valentin Olenik  Soviet Union Decision Lothar Metz  United Team of Germany
Stig Persson  Sweden Tie Kenjiro Hiraki  Japan
Jiří Kormaník  Czechoslovakia Decision Istvan Raskovy  Australia
Yavuz Selekman  Turkey Tie Krali Bimbalov  Bulgaria
Géza Hollósi  Hungary Fall Max Kobelt  Switzerland
Branislav Simić  Yugoslavia Decision Pentti Punkari  Finland
Gheorghe Popovici  Romania Decision Wayne Baughman  United States
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation R1 R2 R3 Total
1 Branislav Simić  Yugoslavia 1 0 1 2
2 Krali Bimbalov  Bulgaria 0 1 2 3
2 Géza Hollósi  Hungary 3 0 0 3
2 Jiří Kormaník  Czechoslovakia 0 2 1 3
5 Wayne Baughman  United States 1 0 3 4
5 Valentin Olenik  Soviet Union 2 1 1 4
5 Yavuz Selekman  Turkey 1 1 2 4
8 Lothar Metz  United Team of Germany 1 1 3 5
8 Stig Persson  Sweden 1 2 2 5
10 Gheorghe Popovici  Romania 2 3 1 6
10 Istvan Raskovy  Australia 3 0 3 6
12 Kenjiro Hiraki  Japan 4 1 2 7
12 Max Kobelt  Switzerland 0 3 4 7
12 Pentti Punkari  Finland 1 3 3 7

Round 4[edit]

Three wrestlers were eliminated. Simić had a bye and continued to hold the lead at 2 points.

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
Valentin Olenik  Soviet Union Decision Wayne Baughman  United States
Lothar Metz  United Team of Germany Fall Stig Persson  Sweden
Jiří Kormaník  Czechoslovakia Decision Yavuz Selekman  Turkey
Krali Bimbalov  Bulgaria Tie Géza Hollósi  Hungary
Branislav Simić  Yugoslavia Bye N/A N/A
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 Branislav Simić  Yugoslavia 1 0 1 0 2
2 Jiří Kormaník  Czechoslovakia 0 2 1 1 4
3 Krali Bimbalov  Bulgaria 0 1 2 2 5
3 Géza Hollósi  Hungary 3 0 0 2 5
3 Lothar Metz  United Team of Germany 1 1 3 0 5
3 Valentin Olenik  Soviet Union 2 1 1 1 5
7 Wayne Baughman  United States 1 0 3 3 7
7 Yavuz Selekman  Turkey 1 1 2 3 7
9 Stig Persson  Sweden 1 2 2 4 9

Round 5[edit]

The fifth round eliminated 5 of 6 wrestlers, all but Simić (who thereby won the gold medal). The tie for 4th place was not broken; both men shared that result. The tie for the silver and bronze medals, however, needed to be broken by a head-to-head match in the final round.

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
Branislav Simić  Yugoslavia Tie Valentin Olenik  Soviet Union
Lothar Metz  United Team of Germany Decision Krali Bimbalov  Bulgaria
Jiří Kormaník  Czechoslovakia Tie Géza Hollósi  Hungary
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total
1st place, gold medalist(s) Branislav Simić  Yugoslavia 1 0 1 0 2 4
2 Jiří Kormaník  Czechoslovakia 0 2 1 1 2 6
2 Lothar Metz  United Team of Germany 1 1 3 0 1 6
4 Géza Hollósi  Hungary 3 0 0 2 2 7
4 Valentin Olenik  Soviet Union 2 1 1 1 2 7
6 Krali Bimbalov  Bulgaria 0 1 2 2 3 8

Final round[edit]

In a tie-breaker bout to determine the silver and bronze medals, Kormaník defeated Metz by decision.

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
Jiří Kormaník  Czechoslovakia Decision Lothar Metz  United Team of Germany
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation Points
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Jiří Kormaník  Czechoslovakia 1
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Lothar Metz  United Team of Germany 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wrestling at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games: Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  2. ^ Official Report, p. 500.