Wrestling at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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Wrestling
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Wrestling pictogram.svg
VenueMessegelände
Dates27 August – 10 September
Competitors388 from 49 nations
← 1968
1976 →

At the 1972 Summer Olympics, 20 wrestling events were contested, all for men. There were 10 weight classes in Greco-Roman wrestling and 10 classes in freestyle wrestling.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Freestyle[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg
details
Roman Dmitriyev
 Soviet Union
Ognyan Nikolov
 Bulgaria
Ebrahim Javadi
 Iran
52 kg
details
Kiyomi Kato
 Japan
Arsen Alakhverdiyev
 Soviet Union
Kim Gwong-Hyong
 North Korea
57 kg
details
Hideaki Yanagida
 Japan
Richard Sanders
 United States
László Klinga
 Hungary
62 kg
details
Zagalav Abdulbekov
 Soviet Union
Vehbi Akdağ
 Turkey
Ivan Krastev
 Bulgaria
68 kg
details
Dan Gable
 United States
Kikuo Wada
 Japan
Ruslan Ashuraliyev
 Soviet Union
74 kg
details
Wayne Wells
 United States
Jan Karlsson
 Sweden
Adolf Seger
 West Germany
82 kg
details
Levan Tediashvili
 Soviet Union
John Peterson
 United States
Vasile Iorga
 Romania
90 kg
details
Ben Peterson
 United States
Gennadi Strakhov
 Soviet Union
Károly Bajkó
 Hungary
100 kg
details
Ivan Yarygin
 Soviet Union
Khorloogiin Bayanmönkh
 Mongolia
József Csatári
 Hungary
+100 kg
details
Aleksandr Medved
 Soviet Union
Osman Duraliev
 Bulgaria
Chris Taylor
 United States

Greco-Roman[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg
details
Gheorghe Berceanu
 Romania
Rahim Aliabadi
 Iran
Stefan Angelov
 Bulgaria
52 kg
details
Petar Kirov
 Bulgaria
Koichiro Hirayama
 Japan
Giuseppe Bognanni
 Italy
57 kg
details
Rustam Kazakov
 Soviet Union
Hans-Jürgen Veil
 West Germany
Risto Björlin
 Finland
62 kg
details
Georgi Markov
 Bulgaria
Heinz-Helmut Wehling
 East Germany
Kazimierz Lipień
 Poland
68 kg
details
Shamil Khisamutdinov
 Soviet Union
Stoyan Apostolov
 Bulgaria
Gian Matteo Ranzi
 Italy
74 kg
details
Vítězslav Mácha
 Czechoslovakia
Petros Galaktopoulos
 Greece
Jan Karlsson
 Sweden
82 kg
details
Csaba Hegedűs
 Hungary
Anatoly Nazarenko
 Soviet Union
Milan Nenadić
 Yugoslavia
90 kg
details
Valery Rezantsev
 Soviet Union
Josip Čorak
 Yugoslavia
Czesław Kwieciński
 Poland
100 kg
details
Nicolae Martinescu
 Romania
Nikolay Yakovenko
 Soviet Union
Ferenc Kiss
 Hungary
+100 kg
details
Anatoly Roshchin
 Soviet Union
Aleksandar Tomov
 Bulgaria
Victor Dolipschi
 Romania

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Soviet Union (URS)94114
2 United States (USA)3216
3 Bulgaria (BUL)2428
4 Japan (JPN)2204
5 Romania (ROU)2024
6 Hungary (HUN)1045
7 Czechoslovakia (TCH)1001
8 Iran (IRI)0112
 Sweden (SWE)0112
 West Germany (FRG)0112
 Yugoslavia (YUG)0112
12 East Germany (GDR)0101
 Greece (GRE)0101
 Mongolia (MGL)0101
 Turkey (TUR)0101
16 Italy (ITA)0022
 Poland (POL)0022
18 Finland (FIN)0011
 North Korea (PRK)0011
Totals (19 nations)20202060

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 388 wrestlers from 49 nations competed at the Munich Games:[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wrestling at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 6 April 2019.

Sources[edit]