Wrestling at the 1968 Summer Olympics

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Wrestling

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
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 Shigeo Nakata (JPN)  Richard Sanders (USA)  Chimedbazaryn Damdinsharav (MGL)
57 kg
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 Yojiro Uetake (JPN)  Donald Behm (USA)  Aboutaleb Talebi (IRI)
63 kg
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 Masaaki Kaneko (JPN)  Enyu Todorov (BUL)  Shamseddin Seyed-Abbasi (IRI)
70 kg
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Abdollah Movahed
 Iran
Enyu Valchev
 Bulgaria
Danzandarjaagiin Sereeter
 Mongolia
78 kg
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Mahmut Atalay
 Turkey
Daniel Robin
 France
Tömöriin Artag
 Mongolia
87 kg
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Boris Michail Gurevich
 Soviet Union
Jigjidiin Mönkhbat
 Mongolia
Prodan Gardzhev
 Bulgaria
97 kg
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Ahmet Ayık
 Turkey
Shota Lomidze
 Soviet Union
József Csatári
 Hungary
+97 kg
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Aleksandr Medved
 Soviet Union
Osman Duraliev
 Bulgaria
Wilfried Dietrich
 West Germany

Greco-Roman[edit]

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

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Japan (JPN) 4 1 0 5
2  Soviet Union (URS) 3 5 1 9
3  Bulgaria (BUL) 2 3 1 6
4  Hungary (HUN) 2 0 2 4
5  East Germany (GDR) 2 0 0 2
 Turkey (TUR) 2 0 0 2
7  Iran (IRI) 1 0 2 3
8  France (FRA) 0 2 0 2
 United States (USA) 0 2 0 2
10  Mongolia (MGL) 0 1 3 4
11  Romania (ROU) 0 1 2 3
12  Yugoslavia (YUG) 0 1 1 2
13  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 0 0 2 2
14  Greece (GRE) 0 0 1 1
 West Germany (FRG) 0 0 1 1

Participating nations[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]