Wrestling at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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Wrestling

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.

Wrestling at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Freestyle Greco-Roman
  48 kg     48 kg  
  52 kg     52 kg  
  57 kg     57 kg  
  62 kg     62 kg  
  68 kg     68 kg  
  74 kg     74 kg
  82 kg     82 kg
  90 kg     90 kg
  100 kg     100 kg
  +100 kg     +100 kg

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]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union (URS) 9 4 1 14
2  United States (USA) 3 2 1 6
3  Bulgaria (BUL) 2 4 2 8
4  Japan (JPN) 2 2 0 4
5  Romania (ROU) 2 0 2 4
6  Hungary (HUN) 1 0 4 5
7  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 1 0 0 1
8  Iran (IRI) 0 1 1 2
 Sweden (SWE) 0 1 1 2
 West Germany (FRG) 0 1 1 2
 Yugoslavia (YUG) 0 1 1 2
12  East Germany (GDR) 0 1 0 1
 Greece (GRE) 0 1 0 1
 Mongolia (MGL) 0 1 0 1
 Turkey (TUR) 0 1 0 1
16  Italy (ITA) 0 0 2 2
 Poland (POL) 0 0 2 2
18  Finland (FIN) 0 0 1 1
 North Korea (PRK) 0 0 1 1

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 392 wrestlers from 50 nations competed at the Munich Games:

See also[edit]

References[edit]