Wrestling at the 1968 Summer Olympics

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Wrestling
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Wrestling pictogram.svg
Venue Insurgentes Ice Rink
Dates 16–26 October
Competitors 297 from 46 nations
← 1964
1972 →

At the 1968 Summer Olympics, 16 wrestling events were contested, for all men. There were eight weight classes in Greco-Roman wrestling and eight classes in freestyle wrestling.

Medal summary[edit]

Freestyle[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
52 kg
details
 Shigeo Nakata (JPN)  Richard Sanders (USA)  Chimedbazaryn Damdinsharav (MGL)
57 kg
details
 Yojiro Uetake (JPN)  Donald Behm (USA)  Aboutaleb Talebi (IRI)
63 kg
details
 Masaaki Kaneko (JPN)  Enyu Todorov (BUL)  Shamseddin Seyed-Abbasi (IRI)
70 kg
details
 Abdollah Movahed (IRI)  Enyu Valchev (BUL)  Danzandarjaagiin Sereeter (MGL)
78 kg
details
 Mahmut Atalay (TUR)  Daniel Robin (FRA)  Tömöriin Artag (MGL)
87 kg
details
 Boris Michail Gurevich (URS)  Jigjidiin Mönkhbat (MGL)  Prodan Gardzhev (BUL)
97 kg
details
 Ahmet Ayık (TUR)  Shota Lomidze (URS)  József Csatári (HUN)
+97 kg
details
 Aleksandr Medved (URS)  Osman Duraliev (BUL)  Wilfried Dietrich (FRG)

Greco-Roman[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
52 kg
details
Petar Kirov
 Bulgaria
Vladimir Bakulin
 Soviet Union
Miroslav Zeman
 Czechoslovakia
57 kg
details
János Varga
 Hungary
Ion Baciu
 Romania
Ivan Kochergin
 Soviet Union
63 kg
details
Roman Rurua
 Soviet Union
Hideo Fujimoto
 Japan
Simion Popescu
 Romania
70 kg
details
Muneji Munemura
 Japan
Stevan Horvat
 Yugoslavia
Petros Galaktopoulos
 Greece
78 kg
details
Rudolf Vesper
 East Germany
Daniel Robin
 France
Károly Bajkó
 Hungary
87 kg
details
Lothar Metz
 East Germany
Valentin Oleynik
 Soviet Union
Branislav Simić
 Yugoslavia
97 kg
details
Boyan Radev
 Bulgaria
Nikolai Yakovenko
 Soviet Union
Nicolae Martinescu
 Romania
+97 kg
details
István Kozma
 Hungary
Anatoly Roshchin
 Soviet Union
Petr Kment
 Czechoslovakia

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Japan (JPN)4105
2 Soviet Union (URS)3519
3 Bulgaria (BUL)2316
4 Hungary (HUN)2024
5 East Germany (GDR)2002
 Turkey (TUR)2002
7 Iran (IRI)1023
8 France (FRA)0202
 United States (USA)0202
10 Mongolia (MGL)0134
11 Romania (ROU)0123
12 Yugoslavia (YUG)0112
13 Czechoslovakia (TCH)0022
14 Greece (GRE)0011
 West Germany (FRG)0011
Totals (15 nations)16161648


Participating nations[edit]

A total of 296 wrestlers from 45 nations competed at the Mexico City Games:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Official Report 1968 Produced by the Organizing Committee of the Games of the XIX Olympiad". III part 2. 1969: 300–317. Retrieved 21 September 2015.