Wrestling at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's freestyle 90 kg

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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

The Men's Freestyle 90 kg at the 1972 Summer Olympics as part of the wrestling program at the Fairgrounds, Judo and Wrestling Hall.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Ben Peterson
 United States
Silver Gennadi Strakhov
 Soviet Union
Bronze Károly Bajkó
 Hungary

Tournament results[edit]

The competition used a form of negative points tournament, with negative points given for any result short of a fall. Accumulation of 6 negative points eliminated the wrestler. When only two or three wrestlers remain, a special final round is used to determine the order of the medals.

Legend
  • DNA — Did not appear
  • TPP — Total penalty points
  • MPP — Match penalty points
Penalties
  • 0 — Won by Fall, Passivity, Injury and Forfeit
  • 0.5 — Won by Technical Superiority
  • 1 — Won by Points
  • 2 — Draw
  • 2.5 — Draw, Passivity
  • 3 — Lost by Points
  • 3.5 — Lost by Technical Superiority
  • 4 — Lost by Fall, Passivity, Injury and Forfeit

Round 1[edit]

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
0 0  Károly Bajkó (HUN) 5:50  Makoto Kamada (JPN) 4 4
0 0  Reza Khorrami (IRI) 0:53  Etienne Martinetti (SUI) 4 4
4 4  Alioune Camara (SEN) 2:11  Raúl García (MEX) 0 0
1 1  Ben Peterson (USA)  Paweł Kurczewski (POL) 3 3
0 0  George Saunders (CAN) 1:59  Chandgi Ram (IND) 4 4
0.5 0.5  Gennadi Strakhov (URS)  Roland Andersson (SWE) 3.5 3.5
1 1  Bárbaro Morgan (CUB)  Ion Marton (ROU) 3 3
4 4  Kwak Kwang-Woong (KOR) 1:42  Günter Spindler (GDR) 0 0
1 1  Michel Grangier (FRA)  Umberto Marcheggiani (ITA) 3 3
4 4  Ronald Grinstead (GBR) 3:41  Rusi Petrov (BUL) 0 0
1 1  Mehmet Güçlü (TUR)  Jigjidiin Mönkhbat (MGL) 3 3
0  Ernst Knoll (FRG) Bye

Round 2[edit]

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
3 3  Ernst Knoll (FRG)  Károly Bajkó (HUN) 1 1
7 3  Makoto Kamada (JPN)  Reza Khorrami (IRI) 1 1
4 0  Etienne Martinetti (SUI) 1:38  Alioune Camara (SEN) 4 8
4 4  Raúl García (MEX) 8:09  Ben Peterson (USA) 0 1
4 1  Paweł Kurczewski (POL)  George Saunders (CAN) 3 3
8 4  Chandgi Ram (IND) 2:45  Gennadi Strakhov (URS) 0 0.5
6.5 3  Roland Andersson (SWE)  Bárbaro Morgan (CUB) 1 2
6 3  Ion Marton (ROU)  Kwak Kwang-Woong (KOR) 1 5
3 3  Günter Spindler (GDR)  Michel Grangier (FRA) 1 2
5 2  Umberto Marcheggiani (ITA)  Ronald Grinstead (GBR) 2 6
1 1  Rusi Petrov (BUL)  Mehmet Güçlü (TUR) 3 4
3  Jigjidiin Mönkhbat (MGL) Bye

Round 3[edit]

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
6 3  Ernst Knoll (FRG)  Reza Khorrami (IRI) 1 2
1.5 0.5  Károly Bajkó (HUN)  Etienne Martinetti (SUI) 3.5 7.5
7.5 3.5  Raúl García (MEX)  Paweł Kurczewski (POL) 0.5 4.5
3 2  Ben Peterson (USA)  Gennadi Strakhov (URS) 2 2.5
2 0  Bárbaro Morgan (CUB) 1:00  Kwak Kwang-Woong (KOR) 4 9
3.5 0.5  Günter Spindler (GDR)  Umberto Marcheggiani (ITA) 3.5 8.5
5.5 3.5  Michel Grangier (FRA)  Rusi Petrov (BUL) 0.5 1.5
4  Mehmet Güçlü (TUR) Bye
3  Jigjidiin Mönkhbat (MGL) DNA
3  George Saunders (CAN) DNA

Round 4[edit]

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
8 4  Mehmet Güçlü (TUR) 8:25  Károly Bajkó (HUN) 0 3
5 3  Reza Khorrami (IRI)  Ben Peterson (USA) 1 4
8.5 4  Paweł Kurczewski (POL) 1:52  Gennadi Strakhov (URS) 0 2.5
3 1  Bárbaro Morgan (CUB)  Michel Grangier (FRA) 3 8.5
4.5 1  Günter Spindler (GDR)  Rusi Petrov (BUL) 3 4.5

Round 5[edit]

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
5 2  Károly Bajkó (HUN)  Reza Khorrami (IRI) 2 7
4 0  Ben Peterson (USA) 5:24  Bárbaro Morgan (CUB) 4 7
3 0.5  Gennadi Strakhov (URS)  Günter Spindler (GDR) 3.5 8
4.5  Rusi Petrov (BUL) Bye

Round 6[edit]

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
8.5 4  Rusi Petrov (BUL) 2:41  Ben Peterson (USA) 0 4
8 3  Károly Bajkó (HUN)  Gennadi Strakhov (URS) 1 4

Final[edit]

Results from the preliminary round are carried forward into the final (shown in yellow).

TPP MPP Time MPP TPP
2 2  Ben Peterson (USA)  Gennadi Strakhov (URS) 2 2

Final standings[edit]

  1.  Ben Peterson (USA)
  2.  Gennadi Strakhov (URS)
  3.  Károly Bajkó (HUN)
  4.  Rusi Petrov (BUL)
  5.  Bárbaro Morgan (CUB) and  Reza Khorrami (IRI)
  6. -
  7.  Günter Spindler (GDR)

References[edit]