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

Greco-Roman[edit]

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

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]

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]