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1984  Los Angeles Summer Olympics

1984 Summer Olympics - The Results (Wrestling - Freestyle)

Wrestling at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games

 

Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Date Started: July 30, 1984
Date Finished: August 11, 1984
Events: 20

Participants: 267 (267 men and 0 women) from 44 countries
Youngest Participant: IND Sunil Dutt (16 years, 243 days)
Oldest Participant: MAR Ali Lachkar (34 years, 294 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 60 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): USA United States (13 medals)

Participating nations

A total of 267 wrestlers from 44 nations competed at the Los Angeles Games:

  •  Argentina (3)
  •  Australia (3)
  •  Austria (7)
  •  Bolivia (1)
  •  Cameroon (5)
  •  Canada (13)
  •  China (7)
  •  Chinese Taipei (1)
  •  Colombia (1)
  •  Dominican Republic (1)
  •  Ecuador (1)
  •  Egypt (10)
  •  El Salvador (1)
  •  Finland (11)
  •  France (8)
  •  Great Britain (7)
  •  Greece (10)
  •  India (8)
  •  Iraq (3)
  •  Italy (7)
  •  Japan (20)
  •  Lebanon (1)
  •  Malta (2)
  •  Mauritania (2)
  •  Mexico (5)
  •  Morocco (5)
  •  New Zealand (3)
  •  Nigeria (3)
  •  Norway (5)
  •  Pakistan (2)
  •  Panama (1)
  •  Peru (2)
  •  Puerto Rico (3)
  •  Romania (10)
  •  Senegal (4)
  •  South Korea (14)
  •  Spain (3)
  •  Sweden (11)
  •  Switzerland (2)
  •  Syria (3)
  •  Turkey (16)
  •  United States (19)
  •  West Germany (14)
  •  Yugoslavia (9)
  

Overview

The 1984 wrestling competition was conducted at the [Anaheim Convention Center], which was the only sport held there at the 1984 Olympics. The convention center opened in 1967 and was originally used as the home venue for the Anaheim Amigos of the American Basketball Association (ABA) during the ABA'€™s first season.

The Soviet-led boycott decimated the Greco-Roman events in 1980, as the Soviets were the top Greco-Roman nation, followed by other Eastern European countries. Freestyle was also strongly affected by the absence of the East Europeans, although not quite as much.

The program was same in 1984 as it had been at the 1972-80 Olympics, with 10 classes for both styles and no change in weight limits; however, the formats were changed in 1984. In each match, wrestlers were given classification points, which were positive points, rather than bad, or negative, points. Further each class was separated into A and B Groups. When three wrestlers remained in each group, determined by classification points, they competed against each other for placement within the group, with earlier matches carried over into the group finals. The winners of each group wrestled for the gold medal, and the runners-up in each group wrestled for the bronze medal, with a classification match held with one wrestler from each group to determine places 1-6.

With the Soviets not competing, the United States was the top wrestling nation in 1984, winning 13 medals and 9 gold medals. The US dominated freestyle, winning 9 medals and 7 golds. They also did well in Greco-Roman, which was surprising as they had never before won a medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the Olympics. Romania won the most Greco-Roman medals with 5, but Sweden and the United States won 4, with both Romania and the United States winning 2 Greco events.

At the 1984 Summer Olympics, 20 wrestling events were contested. There were 10 weight classes in each of the freestyle wrestling and Greco-Roman wrestling disciplines. Competition took place at the arena at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

Medal summary

Freestyle

EventGoldSilverBronze
48 kg  Bobby Weaver (USA)  Takashi Irie (JPN)  Son Gab-Do (KOR)
52 kg  Šaban Trstena (YUG)  Kim Jong-kyu (KOR)  Yuji Takada (JPN)
57 kg  Hideaki Tomiyama (JPN)  Barry Davis (USA)  Kim Eui-Kon (KOR)
62 kg  Randall Lewis (USA)  Kosei Akaishi (JPN)  Lee Jung-Keun (KOR)
68 kg  You In-Tak (KOR)  Andrew Rein (USA)  Jukka Rauhala (FIN)
74 kg  Dave Schultz (USA)  Martin Knosp (FRG)  Šaban Sejdi (YUG)
82 kg  Mark Schultz (USA)  Hideyuki Nagashima (JPN)  Christopher Rinke (CAN)
90 kg  Ed Banach (USA)  Akira Ota (JPN)  Noel Loban (GBR)
100 kg  Lou Banach (USA)  Joseph Atiyeh (SYR)  Vasile Pușcașu (ROU)
+100 kg  Bruce Baumgartner (USA)  Robert Molle (CAN)  Ayhan Taşkin (TUR)
 
  

Medal table

 
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA) 9 3 1 13
2  Japan (JPN) 2 5 2 9
3  South Korea (KOR) 2 1 4 7
4  Romania (ROU) 2 1 3 6
5  Yugoslavia (YUG) 2 1 2 5
6  West Germany (FRG) 1 2 0 3
7  Finland (FIN) 1 1 1 3
8  Italy (ITA) 1 0 0 1
9  Sweden (SWE) 0 2 2 4
10  Canada (CAN) 0 1 1 2
 Greece (GRE) 0 1 1 2
12  Mexico (MEX) 0 1 0 1
 Syria (SYR) 0 1 0 1
14  Great Britain (GBR) 0 0 1 1
 Switzerland (SUI) 0 0 1 1
 Turkey (TUR) 0 0 1 1
Totals (16 nations) 20 20 20 60

The wrestlers are divided into 2 groups. The winner of each group decided by a double-elimination system.

Legend
  • TF — Won by Fall
  • ST — Won by Technical Superiority, 12 points difference
  • PP — Won by Points, 1-7 points difference, the loser with points
  • PO — Won by Points, 1-7 points difference, the loser without points
  • SP — Won by Points, 8-11 points difference, the loser with points
  • SO — Won by Points, 8-11 points difference, the loser without points
  • P0 — Won by Passivity, scoring zero points
  • P1 — Won by Passivity, while leading by 1-7 points
  • PS — Won by Passivity, while leading by 8-11 points
  • DC — Won by Decision, 0-0 score
  • PA — Won by Opponent Injury
  • DQ — Won by Forfeit
  • DNA — Did not appear
  • L — Losses
  • ER — Round of Elimination
  • CP — Classification Points
  • TP — Technical Points
 

Men's Light-Flyweight, Freestyle

 Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, USA
Date Started: August 7, 1984
Date Finished: August 9, 1984
Format: Two groups of competitors. Placement within each group decided by a series of matches with positive points awarded for each result, from 4.0 for victory by fall, to 0.0 for defeat by fall. When three wrestlers remained within a group, they wrestled a round-robin series to determine the top three placements within the group. The winners of each group then wrestled for 1st and 2nd place. Runners-up in each group wrestled for 3rd and 4th place. Third-place finishers within each group wrestled for 5th and 6th place..

Competitors 7from 7 nations

Summary

Due to the Soviet-led boycott this class had only seven competitors, the smallest wrestling class since the 1932 Olympics. Soviet [Sergey Kornaliyev], World Champion in 1981-82 and 1984 European Champion, could not compete, nor could the 1983 World Champion, North Korean Kim Chol-Hwan. Japan'€™s [Takashi Irie] and American [Bobby Weaver], silver medalist at the 1979 Worlds, won Groups A and B, respectively, and advanced to the gold medal match. Weaver won the gold by throwing Irie in 2:58. Korean [Son Gap-Do], runner-up at the 1981 World Championships, won the bronze medal by defeating China'€™s [Gao Wenhe] on points, 13-7.

 The Men's Freestyle 48 kg at the 1984 Summer Olympics as part of the wrestling program were held at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California.

Final round

 CPTP 
5th place match
 Kent Andersson (SWE) 0-3 P1 5:21  Reiner Heugabel (FRG)
Bronze medal match
 Son Gab-Do (KOR) 3-1 PP 13-7  Gao Wenhe (CHN)
Gold medal match
 Takashi Irie (JPN) 0-4 TF 2:58  Bobby Weaver (USA)

Eliminatory round

Group A

L CPTP L
Round 1
0  Son Gab-Do (KOR) 4-0 ST 12-0  Sunil Dutt (IND) 1
0  Takashi Irie (JPN) 4-0 TF 0:37  Kent Andersson (SWE) 1
Round 2
1  Son Gab-Do (KOR) 1-3 PP 7-8  Takashi Irie (JPN) 0
2  Sunil Dutt (IND) 1-3 DC 0-0  Kent Andersson (SWE) 1
Final
   Takashi Irie (JPN) 4-0 TF 0:37  Kent Andersson (SWE)  
   Son Gab-Do (KOR) 1-3 PP 7-8  Takashi Irie (JPN)  
   Kent Andersson (SWE) 0-4 ST 0-12  Son Gab-Do (KOR)  
WrestlerLERCPFinal
 Takashi Irie (JPN) 0 - 7 7
 Son Gab-Do (KOR) 1 - 5 5
 Kent Andersson (SWE) 1 - 3 0
 Sunil Dutt (IND) 2 2 1

Group B

L CPTP L
Final
   Reiner Heugabel (FRG) 1-3 PP 4-9  Gao Wenhe (CHN)  
   Bobby Weaver (USA) 4-0 TF 2:56  Reiner Heugabel (FRG)  
   Gao Wenhe (CHN) 0-4 ST 0-13  Bobby Weaver (USA)  
WrestlerLERCPFinal
 Bobby Weaver (USA) 0 - 0 8
 Gao Wenhe (CHN) 0 - 0 3
 Reiner Heugabel (FRG) 0 - 0 1
 

Final Standings

 
RankAthleteAgeTeamNOCMedal 
1 Bobby Weaver 25 United States USA Gold  
2 Takashi Irie 26 Japan JPN Silver  
3 Son Gap-Do 24 South Korea KOR Bronze  
4 Gao Wenhe 23 China CHN    
5 Reiner Heugabel 21 West Germany FRG    
6 Kent Andersson 24 Sweden SWE    
7 Sunil Dutt 16 India IND    
 

Men's Flyweight, Freestyle

 Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, USA
Date Started: August 8, 1984
Date Finished: August 10, 1984
Format: Two groups of competitors. Placement within each group decided by a series of matches with positive points awarded for each result, from 4.0 for victory by fall, to 0.0 for defeat by fall. When three wrestlers remained within a group, they wrestled a round-robin series to determine the top three placements within the group. The winners of each group then wrestled for 1st and 2nd place. Runners-up in each group wrestled for 3rd and 4th place. Third-place finishers within each group wrestled for 5th and 6th place..

Competitors 17from 17 nations

Summary

The top wrestler in this class world-wide was Bulgarian [Valentin Yordanov], but he was not in Los Angeles due to the Eastern Bloc boycott. Yordanov succeeded Japan'€™s [Yuji Takada], the 1976 Olympic champion and multiple World Champion, who had been forced to miss the 1980 Olympics because of the American-led boycott. Takada was back in 1984, as was Yugoslav Macedonian [Saban Trstena], who had won the 1984 European title. Trstena and Takada met in the final of Group B, with Trstena winning a decision on criteria. This gave him the gold medal, because the winner of Group A, Korean [Kim Jong-Gyu], was injured winning his final match against West German [Fritz Niebler], and could not compete in the gold medal match. Takada won bronze by defeating Canadian [Ray Takahashi], 12-0, winning his second Olympic medal eight years after his first. Through 2012, Trstena is the youngest ever male wrestling gold medalist.

The Men's Freestyle 52 kg at the 1984 Summer Olympics as part of the wrestling program were held at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California.

Final round

 CPTP 
5th place match
 Aslan Seyhanlı (TUR) 3.5-.5 SP 14-5  Mahabir Singh (IND)
Bronze medal match
 Ray Takahashi (CAN) 0-4 ST 0-12  Yuji Takada (JPN)
Gold medal match
 Kim Jong-kyu (KOR) 0-4 PA    Šaban Trstena (YUG)

Eliminatory round

Group A

L CPTP L
Round 1
0  Iván Garcés (ECU) 4-0 ST 14-2  Lou Wie-ki (TPE) 1
1  Jesmond Giordemaina (MLT) 0-4 ST 0-12  Kim Jong-kyu (KOR) 0
0  Arslan Seyhanlı (TUR) 3.5-.5 SP 14-4  Thierry Bourdin (FRA) 1
1  Fritz Niebler (FRG) 1-3 PP 11-13  Ray Takahashi (CAN) 0
0  Liang Dejin (CHN)     Bye  
Round 2
0  Liang Dejin (CHN) 3-1 PP 16-11  Iván Garcés (ECU) 1
2  Lou Wie-Ki (TPE) .5-3.5 SP 3-11  Jesmond Giordemaina (MLT) 1
0  Kim Jong-kyu (KOR) 3-1 DC 0-0  Aslan Seyhanlı (TUR) 1
2  Thierry Bourdin (FRA) 1-3 PP 4-5  Fritz Niebler (FRG) 1
0  Ray Takahashi (CAN)     Bye  
Round 3
0  Ray Takahashi (CAN) 3-1 PP 7-3  Liang Dejin (CHN) 1
2  Iván Garcés (ECU) 0-4 TF 1:18  Kim Jong-kyu (KOR) 0
2  Jesmond Giordemaina (MLT) 0-4 ST 0-13  Aslan Seyhanlı (TUR) 1
1  Fritz Niebler (FRG)     Bye  
Round 4
1  Fritz Niebler (FRG) 3.5-0 SO 11-0  Liang Dejin (CHN) 2
1  Ray Takahashi (CAN) 1-3 PP 10-15  Kim Jong-kyu (KOR) 0
1  Aslan Seyhanlı (TUR)     Bye  
Round 5
2  Aslan Seyhanlı (TUR) 1-3 DC 0-0  Ray Takahashi (CAN) 1
2  Fritz Niebler (FRG) 1-3 PP 6-13  Kim Jong-kyu (KOR) 0
WrestlerLERCP
 Kim Jong-kyu (KOR) 0 - 17
 Ray Takahashi (CAN) 1 - 10
 Aslan Seyhanlı (TUR) 2 5 9.5
 Fritz Niebler (FRG) 2 5 8.5
 Liang Dejin (CHN) 2 4 4
 Iván Garcés (ECU) 2 3 5
 Jesmond Giordemaina (MLT) 2 3 3.5
 Thierry Bourdin (FRA) 2 2 1.5
 Lou Wie-Ki (TPE) 2 2 0.5

Group B

L CPTP L
Round 1
0  Gary Moores (GBR) 4-0 TF 2:04  Farag Ali (EGY) 1
1  Joe Gonzales (USA) 1-3 PP 3-6  Šaban Trstena (YUG) 0
1  Bernardo Olvera (MEX) 0-4 ST 0-12  Mahabir Singh (IND) 0
0  Yuji Takada (JPN) 4-0 TF 1:27  Talla Diaw (SEN) 1
Round 2
1  Garry Moores (GBR) 0-4 TF 2:14  Joe Gonzales (USA) 1
2  Farag Aly (EGY) 0-4 TF 2:14  Šaban Trstena (YUG) 0
2  Bernardo Olvera (MEX) 0-4 ST 0-12  Yuji Takada (JPN) 0
0  Mahabir Singh (IND) 4-0 TF 5:09  Talla Diaw (SEN) 2
Round 3
2  Garry Moores (GBR) 0-4 TF 1:59  Šaban Trstena (YUG) 0
2  Joe Gonzales (USA) 0-4 TF 0:58  Mahabir Singh (IND) 0
0  Yuji Takada (JPN)     Bye  
Final
   Yuji Takada (JPN) 1-3 DC 0-0  Šaban Trstena (YUG)  
   Mahabir Singh (IND) 0-4 ST 2-14  Yuji Takada (JPN)  
   Šaban Trstena (YUG) 4-0 TF 1:13  Mahabir Singh (IND)  
WrestlerLERCPFinal
 Šaban Trstena (YUG) 0 - 11 8
 Yuji Takada (JPN) 0 - 8 3
 Mahabir Singh (IND) 0 - 12 1
 Joe Gonzales (USA) 2 3 5
 Garry Moores (GBR) 2 3 4
 Farag Aly (EGY) 2 2 0
 Bernardo Olvera (MEX) 2 2 0
 Talla Diaw (SEN) 2 2 0
 

Final Standings

 
RankAthleteAgeTeamNOCMedalRECP 
1 Saban Trstena 19 Yugoslavia YUG Gold      
2 Kim Jong-Gyu 26 South Korea KOR Silver      
3 Yuji Takada 30 Japan JPN Bronze      
4 Ray Takahashi 25 Canada CAN        
5 Arslan Seyhanli 24 Turkey TUR        
6 Mahabir Singh 19 India IND        
7 Fritz Niebler 25 West Germany FRG        
8 Liang Dejin 23 China CHN        
AC Iván Garces 18 Ecuador ECU   Eliminated r3/5 Group A 5,0  
AC Jesmond Giordemaina 18 Malta MLT   Eliminated r3/5 Group A 3,5  
AC Thierry Bourdin 21 France FRA   Eliminated r2/5 Group A 1,5  
AC Lou Wie-Ki 19 Chinese Taipei TPE   Eliminated r2/5 Group A 0,5  
AC Joe Gonzales 27 United States USA   Eliminated r3/3 Group B 5,0  
AC Gary Moores 25 Great Britain GBR   Eliminated r3/3 Group B 4,0  
AC Farag Ali 21 Egypt EGY   Eliminated r2/3 Group B 0,0  
AC Bernardo Olvera 21 Mexico MEX   Eliminated r2/3 Group B 0,0  
AC Talla Diaw 29 Senegal SEN   Eliminated r2/3 Group B 0,0  
 

Men's Bantamweight, Freestyle

Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, USA
Date Started: August 9, 1984
Date Finished: August 11, 1984
Format: Two groups of competitors. Placement within each group decided by a series of matches with positive points awarded for each result, from 4.0 for victory by fall, to 0.0 for defeat by fall. When three wrestlers remained within a group, they wrestled a round-robin series to determine the top three placements within the group. The winners of each group then wrestled for 1st and 2nd place. Runners-up in each group wrestled for 3rd and 4th place. Third-place finishers within each group wrestled for 5th and 6th place.. 

Competitors 16from 16 nations

 

Summary

The world'€™s top bantamweight was Soviet [Sergey Beloglazov], World Champion in 1981 and 1983 who had won the gold medal in 1980, and would win again in 1988. His 1980 gold was won in the absence of Japan'€™s [Hideaki Tomiyama], who at that time was the best bantamweight in the world. Beloglazov could not compete in Los Angeles but Tomiyama did, and achieved some measure of solace for missing the 1980 Olympics by finally winning an Olympic gold medal. The final matched Tomiyama against American [Barry Davis], but ended in an 8-3 victory on points for the Japanese. Davis would later win bronze and silver medals at the1986 and 1987 Worlds, but Beloglazov continued to dominate the class, winning the 1985-87 World titles.

The Men's Freestyle 57 kg at the 1984 Summer Olympics as part of the wrestling program were held at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California

 

Final round

 CPTP 
5th place match
 Rohtas Dahiya Singh (IND) 3-1 PP 3-2  Zoran Šorov (YUG)
Bronze medal match
 Orlando Cáceres (PUR) 1-3 PP 4-7  Kim Eui-Kon (KOR)
Gold medal match
 Hideaki Tomiyama (JPN) 3-1 PP 8-3  Barry Davis (USA)

Eliminatory round

Group A

L CPTP L
Round 1
1  Marwan Suhail Abood (IRQ) 1-3 PP 2-5  Brian Aspen (GBR) 0
1  İbrahim Akgül (TUR) 0-4 TF 6:00  Hideaki Tomiyama (JPN) 0
0  Orlando Cáceres (PUR) 3.5-.5 SP 14-4  Saúl Leslie (PAN) 1
1  Simon N'Kondag (CMR) 0-4 TF 1:03  Rohtas Singh (IND) 0
Round 2
2  Marwan Suhail Abood (IRQ) 0-4 ST 0-12  İbrahim Akgül (TUR) 1
1  Brian Aspen (GBR) 0-4 TF 3:51  Hideaki Tomiyama (JPN) 0
0  Orlando Cáceres (PUR) 4-0 TF 1:04  Simon N'Kondag (CMR) 2
2  Saúl Leslie (PAN) 0-4 ST 0-12  Rohtas Dahiya Singh (IND) 0
Round 3
1  Brian Aspen (GBR) 3-1 PP 8-5  İbrahim Akgül (TUR) 2
0  Hideaki Tomiyama (JPN) 3.5-.5 SP 11-3  Orlando Cáceres (PUR) 1
0  Rohtas Dahiya Singh (IND)     Bye  
Round 4
1  Rohtas Dahiya Singh (IND) 0-4 TF 2:19  Hideaki Tomiyama (JPN) 0
2  Brian Aspen (GBR) 0-4 PA    Orlando Cáceres (PUR) 1
Final
   Hideaki Tomiyama (JPN) 3.5-.5 SP 11-3  Orlando Cáceres (PUR)  
   Rohtas Dahiya Singh (IND) 0-4 TF 2:19  Hideaki Tomiyama (JPN)  
   Orlando Cáceres (PUR) 3.5-.5 SP 12-4  Rohtas Dahiya Singh (IND)  
WrestlerLERCPFinal
 Hideaki Tomiyama (JPN) 0 - 15.5 7.5
 Orlando Cáceres (PUR) 1 - 12 4
 Rohtas Dahiya Singh (IND) 1 - 8 0.5
 Brian Aspen (GBR) 2 4 6
 İbrahim Akgül (TUR) 2 3 5
 Marwan Suhail Abood (IRQ) 2 2 1
 Saúl Leslie (PAN) 2 2 0.5
 Simon N'Kondag (CMR) 2 2 0

Group B

L CPTP L
Round 1
0  Graeme Hawkins (NZL) 4-0 TF 1:35  Miguel Ángel García (ESP) 1
0  Barry Davis (USA) 4-0 ST 24-10  Guan Bunima (CHN) 1
1  Sergio Severino (DOM) 0-4 ST 5-17  Zoran Šorov (YUG) 0
1  Lawrence Holmes (CAN) 0-4 ST 1-13  Kim Eui-Kon (KOR) 0
Round 2
1  Graeme Hawkins (NZL) 0-4 ST 0-12  Barry Davis (USA) 0
2  Miguel Ángel García (ESP) 0-4 ST 0-12  Guan Bunima (CHN) 1
0  Zoran Šorov (YUG) 3-1 PP 8-3  Lawrence Holmes (CAN) 2
0  Kim Eui-Kon (KOR)     Bye  
1  Sergio Severino (DOM)     DNA  
Round 3
1  Kim Eui-Kon (KOR) .5-3.5 SP 1-9  Barry Davis (USA) 0
2  Graeme Hawkins (NZL) 0-4 ST 3-15  Guan Bunima (CHN) 1
0  Zoran Šorov (YUG)     Bye  
Round 4
1  Zoran Šorov (YUG) 1-3 PP 4-6  Barry Davis (USA) 0
1  Kim Eui-Kon (KOR) 4-0 ST 12-0  Guan Bunima (CHN) 2
Final
   Kim Eui-Kon (KOR) .5-3.5 SP 1-9  Barry Davis (USA)  
   Zoran Šorov (YUG) 1-3 PP 4-6  Barry Davis (USA)  
   Zoran Šorov (YUG) .5-3.5 SP 2-10  Kim Eui-Kon (KOR)  
WrestlerLERCPFinal
 Barry Davis (USA) 0 - 14.5 6.5
 Kim Eui-Kon (KOR) 1 - 8.5 4
 Zoran Šorov (YUG) 1 - 8 1.5
 Guan Bunima (CHN) 2 4 8
 Graeme Hawkins (NZL) 2 3 4
 Lawrence Holmes (CAN) 2 2 1
 Miguel Ángel García (ESP) 2 2 0
 Sergio Severino (DOM) 1 1 0
 

Final Standings

 
RankAthleteAgeTeamNOCMedalRECP 
1 Hideaki Tomiyama 26 Japan JPN Gold      
2 Barry Davis 22 United States USA Silver      
3 Kim Ui-Gon 26 South Korea KOR Bronze      
4 Orlando Caceres 22 Puerto Rico PUR        
5 Rohtas Singh 24 India IND        
6 Zoran Sorov 22 Yugoslavia YUG        
7 Guanbunima 25 China CHN        
8 Ibrahim Akgul 22 Turkey TUR        
AC Brian Aspen 25 Great Britain GBR   Eliminated r3/4 Group A 6,0  
AC Marwan Suhail Aboud   Iraq IRQ   Eliminated r2/4 Group A 1,0  
AC Saul Leslie 20 Panama PAN   Eliminated r2/4 Group A 0,5  
AC Simon N'Kondag 20 Cameroon CMR   Eliminated r2/4 Group A 0,0  
AC Graeme Hawkins 22 New Zealand NZL   Eliminated r3/4 Group B 4,0  
AC Larry Holmes 22 Canada CAN   Eliminated r2/4 Group B 1,0  
AC Miguel Angel Garci­a 23 Spain ESP   Eliminated r2/4 Group B 0,0  
AC Servio Severino   Dominican Republic DOM   Withdrew r2/4 Group B 0,0  
 

Men's Featherweight, Freestyle

 Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, USA
Date Started: August 7, 1984
Date Finished: August 9, 1984
Format: Two groups of competitors. Placement within each group decided by a series of matches with positive points awarded for each result, from 4.0 for victory by fall, to 0.0 for defeat by fall. When three wrestlers remained within a group, they wrestled a round-robin series to determine the top three placements within the group. The winners of each group then wrestled for 1st and 2nd place. Runners-up in each group wrestled for 3rd and 4th place. Third-place finishers within each group wrestled for 5th and 6th place..

Competitors 16from 16 nations

 

Summary

American Lee Roy Smith had been a silver medalist at the 1983 World Championships and was expected to represent the US in Los Angeles. He lost out controversially in the US Trials, however, against [Randy Lewis], with the decision going to the courts, and then requiring a re-match between the two wrestlers. Lewis had been a member of the ill-fated 1980 US Olympic team. In Los Angeles he won Group B, going through without a loss, and then met Japan's [Kosei Akaishi], who had unusually advanced despite losing a match in Group A, in the final. Lewis had been dominant throughout and crushed Akaishi in the second period of the gold medal match, with the bout stopped on technical superiority with Lewis leading 24-11.

The Men's Freestyle 62 kg at the 1984 Summer Olympics as part of the wrestling program were held at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California

Final round

 CPTP 
5th place match
 Martin Herbster (FRG) 3-1 PP 11-4  Antonio La Bruna (ITA)
Bronze medal match
 Lee Jung-Keun (KOR) 3-1 PP 11-6  Cris Brown (AUS)
Gold medal match
 Kosei Akaishi (JPN) 0-4 ST 11-24  Randall Lewis (USA)

Eliminatory round

Group A

L CPTP L
Round 1
0  Selman Kaygusuz (TUR) 3-1 PP 6-5  Martin Herbster (FRG) 1
0  Lee Jung-Keun (KOR) 4-0 TF 0:55  José Inagaki (PER) 1
0  Carmelo Flores (PUR) 4-0 TF 2:48  Pascal Segning (CMR) 1
0  Kosei Akaishi (JPN) 3-1 PP 7-4  Bob Robinson (CAN) 1
Round 2
1  Selman Kaygusuz (TUR) .5-3.5 SP 1-10  Lee Jung-Keun (KOR) 0
1  Martin Herbster (FRG) 4-0 TF 1:22  José Inagaki (PER) 2
1  Carmelo Flores (PUR) 0-4 TF 1:40  Kosei Akaishi (JPN) 0
2  Pascal Segning (CMR) 0-4 ST 0-13  Bob Robinson (CAN) 1
Round 3
1  Selman Kaygusuz (TUR) 4-0 ST 13-0  Carmelo Flores (PUR) 2
1  Martin Herbster (FRG) 3-1 PP 8-1  Kosei Akaishi (JPN) 1
0  Lee Jung-Keun (KOR) 3-1 PP 10-9  Bob Robinson (CAN) 2
Round 4
2  Selman Kaygusuz (TUR) 0-4 ST 0-12  Kosei Akaishi (JPN) 1
2  Martin Herbster (FRG) 0-4 TF 2:30  Lee Jung-Keun (KOR) 0
Final
   Lee Jung-Keun (KOR) 0-3 PO 0-7  Kosei Akaishi (JPN)  
WrestlerLERCPFinal
 Kosei Akaishi (JPN) 1 - 12 3
 Lee Jung-Keun (KOR) 0 - 14.5 0
 Martin Herbster (FRG) 2 4 8
 Selman Kaygusuz (TUR) 2 4 7.5
 Bob Robinson (CAN) 2 3 6
 Carmelo Flores (PUR) 2 3 4
 Pascal Segning (CMR) 2 2 0
 José Inagaki (PER) 2 2 0

Group B

L CPTP L
Round 1
0  Gérard Santoro (FRA) 3.5-.5 SP 9-1  Daniel Navarrete (ARG) 1
1  Leonardo Camacho (BOL) 0-4 ST 0-12  Antonio La Bruna (ITA) 0
1  Mark Dunbar (GBR) 0-4 ST 0-12  Randall Lewis (USA) 0
1  Gian Singh (IND) 1-3 PP 2-6  Cris Brown (AUS) 0
Round 2
0  Gérard Santoro (FRA) 3.5-.5 SP 10-2  Leonardo Camacho (BOL) 2
2  Daniel Navarrete (ARG) 0-4 ST 0-13  Antonio La Bruna (ITA) 0
2  Mark Dunbar (GBR) 1-3 PP 5-6  Gian Singh (IND) 1
0  Randall Lewis (USA) 4-0 ST 13-1  Cris Brown (AUS) 1
Round 3
1  Gérard Santoro (FRA) 0-3 PO 0-5  Antonio La Bruna (ITA) 0
0  Randall Lewis (USA) 4-0 ST 12-0  Gian Singh (IND) 2
1  Cris Brown (AUS)     Bye  
Round 4
1  Cris Brown (AUS) 3.5-0 SO 8-0  Gérard Santoro (FRA) 2
1  Antonio La Bruna (ITA) 0-4 ST 3-15  Randall Lewis (USA) 0
Final
   Randall Lewis (USA) 4-0 ST 13-1  Cris Brown (AUS)  
   Antonio La Bruna (ITA) 0-4 ST 3-15  Randall Lewis (USA)  
   Cris Brown (AUS) 3-1 PP 4-3  Antonio La Bruna (ITA)  
WrestlerLERCPFinal
 Randall Lewis (USA) 0 - 16 8
 Cris Brown (AUS) 1 - 6.5 3
 Antonio La Bruna (ITA) 1 - 11 1
 Gérard Santoro (FRA) 2 4 7
 Gian Singh (IND) 2 3 4
 Mark Dunbar (GBR) 2 2 1
 Leonardo Camacho (BOL) 2 2 0.5
 Daniel Navarrete (ARG) 2 2 0.5
 

Final Standings

 
RankAthleteAgeTeamNOCMedalRECP 
1 Randy Lewis 25 United States USA Gold      
2 Kosei Akaishi 19 Japan JPN Silver      
3 Lee Jeong-Geun 24 South Korea KOR Bronze      
4 Cris Brown 21 Australia AUS        
5 Martin Herbster 22 West Germany FRG        
6 Antonio La Bruna 24 Italy ITA        
7 Selman Kaygusuz 21 Turkey TUR        
8 Gerard Sartoro 22 France FRA        
AC Bob Robinson 25 Canada CAN   Eliminated r3/4 Group A 6,0  
AC Carmelo Flores 28 Puerto Rico PUR   Eliminated r3/4 Group A 4,0  
AC Pascal Segning   Cameroon CMR   Eliminated r2/4 Group A 0,0  
AC Jose Inagaki 18 Peru PER   Eliminated r2/4 Group A 0,0  
AC Gian Singh 25 India IND   Eliminated r3/4 Group B 4,0  
AC Mark Dunbar 23 Great Britain GBR   Eliminated r2/4 Group B 1,0  
AC Daniel Navarrete 21 Argentina ARG   Eliminated r2/4 Group B 0,5  
AC Leonardo Camacho 27 Bolivia BOL   Eliminated r2/4 Group B 0,5  
 

Men's Lightweight, Freestyle

 Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, USA
Date Started: August 9, 1984
Date Finished: August 11, 1984
Format: Two groups of competitors. Placement within each group decided by a series of matches with positive points awarded for each result, from 4.0 for victory by fall, to 0.0 for defeat by fall. When three wrestlers remained within a group, they wrestled a round-robin series to determine the top three placements within the group. The winners of each group then wrestled for 1st and 2nd place. Runners-up in each group wrestled for 3rd and 4th place. Third-place finishers within each group wrestled for 5th and 6th place..

Competitors 22from 22 nations

 

Summary

None of the medalists from the recent World Championships were able to compete in this class. In their absence American [Andrew Rein] and Korean [You In-Tak] both went undefeated through their group matches and met in the final. Their match was very close with You winning on criteria after they tied at 5-5. In the process You injured his back, which required several injury time-outs, and they hurt so badly they he had to be helped onto the victory podium.

The Men's Freestyle 68 kg at the 1984 Summer Olympics as part of the wrestling program were held at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California.

Final round

 CPTP 
5th place match
 Zsigmond Kelevitz (AUS) 3.5-.5 SP 11-3  Fevzi Şeker (TUR)
Bronze medal match
 Jukka Rauhala (FIN) 4-0 PA 3:02  Masakazu Kamimura (JPN)
Gold medal match
 You In-Tak (KOR) 3-1 PP 5-5  Andrew Rein (USA)

Eliminatory round

Group A

L CPTP L
Round 1
0  Dave McKay (CAN) 4-0 ST 13-0  Alexander Zammit (MLT) 1
0  Zsigmond Kelevitz (AUS) 4-0 ST 13-1  Ren Qin (CHN) 1
1  Francisco Iglesias (ESP) 0-4 TF 2:49  Steven Bayliss (GBR) 0
1  Hussain El-Din Hamed (EGY) 0-4 ST 0-12  Jukka Rauhala (FIN) 0
1  Georgios Athanasiadis (GRE) .5-3.5 SP 1-9  Andrew Rein (USA) 0
0  René Neyer (SUI)     Bye  
Round 2
0  René Neyer (SUI) 4-0 TF 5:03  Dave McKay (CAN) 1
2  Alexander Zammit (MLT) 0-4 TF 1:01  Zsigmond Kelevitz (AUS) 0
1  Ren Qin (CHN) 4-0 ST 15-2  Francisco Iglesias (ESP) 2
1  Steven Bayliss (GBR) 1-3 PP 2-8  Hossameldin Hamed (EGY) 1
0  Jukka Rauhala (FIN) 3-1 PP 7-3  Georgios Athanassiadis (GRE) 2
0  Andrew Rein (USA)     Bye  
Round 3
0  Andrew Rein (USA) 3.5-.5 SP 13-4  René Neyer (SUI) 1
2  Dave McKay (CAN) 1-3 PP 3-6  Zsigmond Kelevitz (AUS) 0
2  Ren Qin (CHN) 1-3 PP 4-6  Hossameldin Hamed (EGY) 1
2  Steven Bayliss (GBR) 1-3 PP 3-10  Jukka Rauhala (FIN) 0
Round 4
0  Andrew Rein (USA) 3-0 PO 4-0  Zsigmond Kelevitz (AUS) 1
1  René Neyer (SUI) 3-1 PP 13-11  Hossameldin Hamed (EGY) 2
0  Jukka Rauhala (FIN)     Bye  
Round 5
1  Jukka Rauhala (FIN) .5-3.5 SP 4-14  Andrew Rein (USA) 0
2  René Neyer (SUI) 1-3 PP 3-9  Zsigmond Kelevitz (AUS) 1
Final
   Andrew Rein (USA) 3-0 PO 4-0  Zsigmond Kelevitz (AUS)  
   Jukka Rauhala (FIN) .5-3.5 SP 4-14  Andrew Rein (USA)  
   Zsigmond Kelevitz (AUS) 1-3 PP 5-6  Jukka Rauhala (FIN)  
WrestlerLERCPFinal
 Andrew Rein (USA) 0 - 13.5 6.5
 Jukka Rauhala (FIN) 1 - 10.5 3.5
 Zsigmond Kelevitz (AUS) 1 - 14 1
 René Neyer (SUI) 2 5 8.5
 Hossameldin Hamed (EGY) 2 4 7
 Steven Bayliss (GBR) 2 3 6
 Ren Qin (CHN) 2 3 5
 Dave McKay (CAN) 2 3 5
 Georgios Athanassiadis (GRE) 2 2 1.5
 Francisco Iglesias (ESP) 2 2 0
 Alexander Zammit (MLT) 2 2 0

Group B

L CPTP L
Round 1
0  José Betancourt (PUR) 4-0 TF 1:06  Boris Goldstein (ARG) 1
0  Fevzi Şeker (TUR) 4-0 ST 14-2  Ivan Valladares (PER) 1
1  Eric Brulon (FRA) 0-4 ST 1-13  You In-Tak (KOR) 0
0  Jagmander Balyan Singh (IND) 4-0 ST 14-0  Gustavo Manzur (ESA) 1
0  Erwin Knosp (FRG) 4-0 ST 13-0  Victor Kede Manga (CMR) 1
0  Masakazu Kamimura (JPN)     Bye  
Round 2
0  Masakazu Kamimura (JPN) 3-0 P1 5:36  José Betancourt (PUR) 1
2  Boris Goldstein (ARG) 0-4 TF 2:30  Fevzi Şeker (TUR) 0
2  Ivan Valladares (PER) 0-4 TF 2:59  Eric Brulon (FRA) 1
0  You In-Tak (KOR) 4-0 ST 19-7  Jagmander Balyan Singh (IND) 1
2  Gustavo Manzur (ESA) 0-3.5 PS 2:34  Erwin Knosp (FRG) 0
1  Victor Kede Manga (CMR)     Bye  
Round 3
2  Victor Kede Manga (CMR) 0-4 TF 1:08  Masakazu Kamimura (JPN) 0
2  José Betancourt (PUR) 0-4 ST 0-12  Fevzi Şeker (TUR) 0
2  Eric Brulon (FRA) 1-3 PP 5-10  Jagmander Balyan Singh (IND) 1
0  You In-Tak (KOR) 4-0 ST 12-0  Erwin Knosp (FRG) 1
Round 4
1  Masakazu Kamimura (JPN) 1-3 PP 4-11  You In-Tak (KOR) 0
0  Fevzi Şeker (TUR) 4-0 TF 2:32  Jagmander Balyan Singh (IND) 2
1  Erwin Knosp (FRG)     Bye  
Round 5
2  Erwin Knosp (FRG) 1-3 PP 2-6  Masakazu Kamimura (JPN) 1
1  Fevzi Şeker (TUR) 1-3 PP 2-7  You In-Tak (KOR) 0
Final
   Masakazu Kamimura (JPN) 1-3 PP 4-11  You In-Tak (KOR)  
   Fevzi Şeker (TUR) 1-3 PP 2-7  You In-Tak (KOR)  
   Masakazu Kamimura (JPN) 3-1 PP 5-5  Fevzi Şeker (TUR)  
WrestlerLERCPFinal
 You In-Tak (KOR) 0 - 18 6
 Masakazu Kamimura (JPN) 1 - 11 4
 Fevzi Şeker (TUR) 1 - 17 2
 Erwin Knosp (FRG) 2 5 8.5
 Jagmander Balyan Singh (IND) 2 4 7
 Eric Brulon (FRA) 2 3 5
 José Betancourt (PUR) 2 3 4
 Victor Kede Manga (CMR) 2 3 0
 Ivan Valladares (PER) 2 2 0
 Boris Goldstein (ARG) 2 2 0
 Gustavo Manzur (ESA) 2 2 0
 

Final Standings

 
RankAthleteAgeTeamNOCMedalRECP 
1 Yu In-Tak 26 South Korea KOR Gold      
2 Andrew Rein 26 United States USA Silver      
3 Jukka Rauhala 25 Finland FIN Bronze      
4 Masakazu Kamimura 23 Japan JPN        
5 Zsigmond Kelevitz 30 Australia AUS        
6 Fevzi Şeker 22 Turkey TUR        
7 Erwin Knosp 22 West Germany FRG        
8 Rene Neyer 22 Switzerland SUI        
AC Hussain El-Din Hamed 20 Egypt EGY   Eliminated r4/5 Group A 7,0  
AC Steve Bayliss 25 Great Britain GBR   Eliminated r3/5 Group A 6,0  
AC David McKay 24 Canada CAN   Eliminated r3/5 Group A 5,0  
AC Ren Qin 22 China CHN   Eliminated r3/5 Group A 5,0  
AC Georgios Athanasiadis 22 Greece GRE   Eliminated r2/5 Group A 1,5  
AC Francisco Iglesias 19 Spain ESP   Eliminated r2/5 Group A 0,0  
AC Alexander Zammit 22 Malta MLT   Eliminated r2/5 Group A 0,0  
AC Jagmander Singh 28 India IND   Eliminated r4/5 Group B 7,0  
AC Eric Brulon 23 France FRA   Eliminated r3/5 Group B 5,0  
AC Jose Betancourt 21 Puerto Rico PUR   Eliminated r3/5 Group B 4,0  
AC Victor Kede Manga 31 Cameroon CMR   Eliminated r3/5 Group B 0,0  
AC Boris Goldstein 17 Argentina ARG   Eliminated r2/5 Group B 0,0  
AC Gustavo Manzur 24 El Salvador ESA   Eliminated r2/5 Group B 0,0  
AC Ivan Valladares 19 Peru PER   Eliminated r2/5 Group B 0,0  
 

Men's Welterweight, Freestyle

 Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, USA
Date Started: August 8, 1984
Date Finished: August 10, 1984
Format: Two groups of competitors. Placement within each group decided by a series of matches with positive points awarded for each result, from 4.0 for victory by fall, to 0.0 for defeat by fall. When three wrestlers remained within a group, they wrestled a round-robin series to determine the top three placements within the group. The winners of each group then wrestled for 1st and 2nd place. Runners-up in each group wrestled for 3rd and 4th place. Third-place finishers within each group wrestled for 5th and 6th place..

Competitors 22from 22 nations

 

Summary

This was the only freestyle wrestling class in Los Angeles in which the 1983 World Champion competed, which was American [Dave Schultz]. Likely the most competitive class in 1984, other top competitors present were Yugoslav Macedonian [Saban Sejdi], Olympic bronze medalist in 1980 as a lightweight and the 1984 European welterweight champion, and West German [Martin Knosp], 1982 European champion and bronze medalist at the 1983 Worlds. Schultz crushed all his opponents in Group A, advancing to the final against Knosp, who put up a close match, Schultz winning the gold on decision, 4-1. Sejdi won the bronze medal after he had lost out in Group A to Schultz. The day after this event ended, [Mark Schultz], Dave'€™s brother, won a gold medal in the middleweight division.

Schultz won silver and bronze medals at the 1985-87 World Championships and then retired, but he came back in 1993, winning another World silver medal. He began training in Wilmington, Delaware at a club called Team Foxcatcher, which was sponsored by DuPont Chemical heir, John Eleuthare du Pont. In January 1996, with Schultz in full Olympic training mode, he was shot and killed by du Pont, who had become mentally unstable.

The Men's Freestyle 74 kg at the 1984 Summer Olympics as part of the wrestling program were held at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California

 

Final round

 CPTP 
5th place match
 Han Myung-Woo (KOR) 1-3 PP 3-7  Naomi Higuchi (JPN)
Bronze medal match
 Šaban Sejdi (YUG) 3-1 PP 5-1  Rajinder Singh (IND)
Gold medal match
 Dave Schultz (USA) 3-1 PP 4-1  Martin Knosp (FRG)

Eliminatory round

Group A

L CPTP L
Round 1
0  Mohamed Hamad (EGY) 1-3 PP 5-8  Romelio Salas (COL) 1
1  Pekka Rauhala (FIN) .5-3.5 SP 1-9  Dave Schultz (USA) 0
1  Zane Coleman (NZL) 0-4 TF 5:03  Šaban Sejdi (YUG) 0
1  Ignacio Ordóñez (ESP) 0-4 ST 0-14  Selahattin Sağan (TUR) 0
0  Ali Hussain Faris (IRQ) 4-0 TF 1:05  Muhammad Gul (PAK) 1
0  Han Myung-Woo (KOR)     Bye  
Round 2
0  Han Myung-Woo (KOR) 4-0 TF 2:00  Mohamed Hamad (EGY) 2
1  Romelio Salas (COL) 0-4 TF 2:50  Pekka Rauhala (FIN) 1
0  Dave Schultz (USA) 4-0 ST 12-0  Zane Coleman (NZL) 2
0  Šaban Sejdi (YUG) 4-0 ST 12-0  Ignacio Ordóñez (ESP) 2
0  Selahattin Sağan (TUR) 3.5-.5 SP 9-1  Ali Hussain Faris (IRQ) 1
1  Muhammad Gul (PAK)     Bye  
Round 3
2  Muhammad Gul (PAK) 0-4 TF 0:33  Han Myung-Woo (KOR) 0
2  Romelio Salas (COL) 0-4 ST 0-12  Dave Schultz (USA) 0
1  Pekka Rauhala (FIN) 3-1 PP 9-5  Selahattin Sağan (TUR) 1
0  Šaban Sejdi (YUG) 4-0 ST 13-1  Ali Hussain Faris (IRQ) 2
Round 4
1  Han Myung-Woo (KOR) 1-3 PP 5-6  Pekka Rauhala (FIN) 1
0  Dave Schultz (USA) 4-0 TF 1:46  Šaban Sejdi (YUG) 1
1  Selahattin Sağan (TUR)     Bye  
Round 5
2  Selahattin Sağan (TUR) 0-3 PO 0-6  Han Myung-Woo (KOR) 1
2  Pekka Rauhala (FIN) 1-3 PP 7-10  Šaban Sejdi (YUG) 1
0  Dave Schultz (USA)     Bye  
Final
   Dave Schultz (USA) 4-0 TF 1:46  Šaban Sejdi (YUG)  
   Han Myung-Woo (KOR) 0-3 PO 0-5  Dave Schultz (USA)  
   Šaban Sejdi (YUG) 3.5-0 SO 8-0  Han Myung-Woo (KOR)  
WrestlerLERCPFinal
 Dave Schultz (USA) 0 - 15.5 7
 Šaban Sejdi (YUG) 1 - 15 3.5
 Han Myung-Woo (KOR) 1 - 12 0
 Pekka Rauhala (FIN) 2 5 11.5
 Selahattin Sağan (TUR) 2 5 8.5
 Ali Hussain Faris (IRQ) 2 3 4.5
 Romelio Salas (COL) 2 3 3
 Muhammad Gul (PAK) 2 3 0
 Mohamed Hamad (EGY) 2 2 1
 Ignacio Ordóñez (ESP) 2 2 0
 Zane Coleman (NZL) 2 2 0

Group B

L CPTP L
Round 1
0  Marc Mongeon (CAN) 4-0 TF 4:30  Fitzlloyd Walker (GBR) 1
1  Naomi Higuchi (JPN) 1-3 PP 2-5  Rajinder Singh (IND) 0
1  Mohamed Zayar (SYR) 0-3 P1 3:14  Houkreo Bambe (CMR) 0
1  Oscar Strático (ARG) .5-3.5 SP 5-15  Seidu Olawale (NGR) 0
0  Martin Knosp (FRG) 4-0 TF 1:49  Kyriakos Bogiatzis (GRE) 1
0  Craig Green (AUS)     Bye  
Round 2
1  Craig Green (AUS) 1-3 PP 2-6  Marc Mongeon (CAN) 0
2  Fitzlloyd Walker (GBR) 1-3 PP 4-7  Naomi Higuchi (JPN) 1
0  Rajinder Singh (IND) 3-1 PP 4-3  Mohamed Zayar (SYR) 2
0  Houkreo Bambe (CMR) 3.5-0 PS 1:58  Oscar Strático (ARG) 2
1  Seidu Olawale (NGR) 0-4 TF 2:20  Martin Knosp (FRG) 0
1  Kyriakos Bogiatzis (GRE)     Bye  
Round 3
1  Kyriakos Bogiatzis (GRE) 3-1 PP 4-2  Craig Green (AUS) 2
1  Marc Mongeon (CAN) .5-3.5 SP 3-11  Naomi Higuchi (JPN) 1
0  Rajinder Singh (IND) 3-1 PP 6-2  Seidu Olawale (NGR) 2
1  Houkreo Bambe (CMR) 0-4 TF 1:08  Martin Knosp (FRG) 0
Round 4
2  Kyriakos Bogiatzis (GRE) 0-4 ST 0-12  Marc Mongeon (CAN) 1
1  Naomi Higuchi (JPN) 4-0 TF 1:21  Houkreo Bambe (CMR) 2
1  Rajinder Singh (IND) 0-4 TF 1:31  Martin Knosp (FRG) 0
Round 5
2  Marc Mongeon (CAN) 0-3.5 SO 0-9  Rajinder Singh (IND) 1
2  Naomi Higuchi (JPN) 0-4 TF 1:20  Martin Knosp (FRG) 0
WrestlerLERCP
 Martin Knosp (FRG) 0 - 20
 Rajinder Singh (IND) 1 - 12.5
 Naomi Higuchi (JPN) 2 5 11.5
 Marc Mongeon (CAN) 2 5 11.5
 Houkreo Bambe (CMR) 2 4 6.5
 Kyriakos Bogiatzis (GRE) 2 4 3
 Seidu Olawale (NGR) 2 3 4.5
 Craig Green (AUS) 2 3 2
 Fitzlloyd Walker (GBR) 2 2 1
 Mohamed Zayar (SYR) 2 2 1
 Oscar Strático (ARG) 2 2 0.5
 

Final Standings

 
RankAthleteAgeTeamNOCMedalRECP 
1 Dave Schultz 25 United States USA Gold      
2 Martin Knosp 24 West Germany FRG Silver      
3 Saban Sejdi 25 Yugoslavia YUG Bronze      
4 Rajinder Singh 29 India IND        
5 Naomi Higuchi 23 Japan JPN        
6 Han Myeong-U 27 South Korea KOR        
7 Marc Mongeon 29 Canada CAN        
8 Pekka Rauhala 24 Finland FIN        
AC Selahattin SagŸan 23 Turkey TUR   Eliminated r5/5 Group A 8,5  
AC Ali Hussain Faris   Iraq IRQ   Eliminated r3/5 Group A 4,5  
AC Romelio Salas 26 Colombia COL   Eliminated r3/5 Group A 4,0  
AC Muhammad Gul 25 Pakistan PAK   Eliminated r3/5 Group A 0,0  
AC Mohamed Hamad 32 Egypt EGY   Eliminated r2/5 Group A 4,0  
AC Ignacio Ordonez 18 Spain ESP   Eliminated r2/5 Group A 0,0  
AC Zane Coleman 23 New Zealand NZL   Eliminated r2/5 Group A 0,0  
AC Houkreo Bambe   Cameroon CMR   Eliminated r4/5 Group B 6,0  
AC Kyriakos Bogiatzis 28 Greece GRE   Eliminated r4/5 Group B 3,0  
AC Seidu Olawale 22 Nigeria NGR   Eliminated r3/5 Group B 4,5  
AC Craig Green 20 Australia AUS   Eliminated r3/5 Group B 2,0  
AC Fitz Walker 25 Great Britain GBR   Eliminated r2/5 Group B 1,0  
AC Mohamed Zayar 20 Syria SYR   Eliminated r2/5 Group B 1,0  
AC Oscar Strático 28 Argentina ARG   Eliminated r2/5 Group B 0,0
 

Men's Middleweight, Freestyle

 Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, USA
Date Started: August 9, 1984
Date Finished: August 11, 1984
Format: Two groups of competitors. Placement within each group decided by a series of matches with positive points awarded for each result, from 4.0 for victory by fall, to 0.0 for defeat by fall. When three wrestlers remained within a group, they wrestled a round-robin series to determine the top three placements within the group. The winners of each group then wrestled for 1st and 2nd place. Runners-up in each group wrestled for 3rd and 4th place. Third-place finishers within each group wrestled for 5th and 6th place..

Competitors 16from 16 nations

 

Summary

This class was wide-open because the top four ranked wrestlers were boycotted out of the Los Angeles Olympics. This gave American [Mark Schultz] the favorite'€™s role, one day after his brother, [Dave], had won the welterweight gold medal. He was expected to be challenged by Turkey'€™s [Reşit Karabacak], the 1982 European Champion. Unfortunately, because wrestling was not seeded in this era, they met in the first round of Group B. Schultz quickly pinned Karabacak, fracturing his left arm in the process. The Turks protested and it was upheld, with Schultz disqualified, but Karabacak was out of the competition. Schultz went on to win all his other matches, despite the officials noting that they were watching him closely, scrutinizing him for possible excessive brutality. In the final Schultz dominated Japanese [Hideyuki Nakashima], winning by technical superiority, 13-0. Schultz would later win the 1985 and 1987 World Championships.

The Men's Freestyle 82 kg at the 1984 Summer Olympics as part of the wrestling program were held at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California.

 

Final round

 CPTP 
5th place match
 Kim Tae-woo (KOR) 3-1 PP 10-3  Kenneth Reinsfield (NZL)
Bronze medal match
 Reiner Trik (FRG) 1-3 PP 2-5  Christopher Rinke (CAN)
Gold medal match
 Hideyuki Nagashima (JPN) 0-4 ST 0-13  Mark Schultz (USA)

Eliminatory round

Group A

L CPTP L
Round 1
0  Reiner Trik (FRG) 3-1 PP 5-3  Günter Busarello (AUT) 1
0  Lennart Lundell (SWE) 3-1 PP 6-1  Jouni Ilomäki (FIN) 1
1  Barthelémy N'To (CMR) 0-4 TF 1:28  Iraklis Deskoulidis (GRE) 0
1  Hideyuki Nagashima (JPN) 1-3 PP 5-10  Kim Tae-woo (KOR) 0
Round 2
0  Reiner Trik (FRG) 3-0 PO 7-0  Lennart Lundell (SWE) 1
1  Günter Busarello (AUT) 3-0 PO 5-0  Jouni Ilomäki (FIN) 2
2  Barthelémy N'To (CMR) 0-4 TF 2:03  Hideyuki Nagashima (JPN) 1
1  Iraklis Deskoulidis (GRE) 1-3 PP 2-6  Kim Tae-woo (KOR) 0
Round 3
1  Reiner Trik (FRG) 1-3 PP 4-5  Iraklis Deskoulidis (GRE) 1
2  Günter Busarello (AUT) 1-3 PP 4-7  Hideyuki Nagashima (JPN) 1
2  Lennart Lundell (SWE) 1-3 PP 2-8  Kim Tae-woo (KOR) 0
Round 4
1  Reiner Trik (FRG) 3-1 PP 5-2  Kim Tae-woo (KOR) 1
2  Iraklis Deskoulidis (GRE) 1-3 PP 1-6  Hideyuki Nagashima (JPN) 1
Final
   Hideyuki Nagashima (JPN) 1-3 PP 5-10  Kim Tae-woo (KOR)  
   Reiner Trik (FRG) 3-1 PP 5-2  Kim Tae-woo (KOR)  
   Reiner Trik (FRG) 1-3 PP 3-6  Hideyuki Nagashima (JPN)  
WrestlerLERCPFinal
 Hideyuki Nagashima (JPN) 1 - 11 4
 Reiner Trik (FRG) 1 - 10 4
 Kim Tae-woo (KOR) 1 - 10 4
 Iraklis Deskoulidis (GRE) 2 4 9
 Günter Busarello (AUT) 2 3 5
 Lennart Lundell (SWE) 2 3 4
 Jouni Ilomäki (FIN) 2 2 1
 Barthelémy N'To (CMR) 2 2 0

Group B

L CPTP L
Round 1
0  Kenneth Reinsfield (NZL) 3-1 PP 5-1  Kally Agogo (NGR) 1
1  Mark Schultz (USA) 0-4 DQ 0:30  Reşit Karabacak (TUR) 0
1  Stefan Kurpas (GBR) 0-4 ST 0-12  Christopher Rinke (CAN) 0
0  Luciano Ortelli (ITA) 3-1 PP 7-2  Mohamed El-Ashram (EGY) 1
Round 2
1  Kenneth Reinsfield (NZL) .5-3.5 SP 7-16  Mark Schultz (USA) 1
2  Kally Agogo (NGR) 0-3 P1 4:36  Stefan Kurpas (GBR) 1
0  Christopher Rinke (CAN) 3.5-0 SO 10-0  Luciano Ortelli (ITA) 1
1  Mohamed El-Ashram (EGY)     Bye  
0  Reşit Karabacak (TUR)     Bye  
Round 3
2  Mohamed El-Ashram (EGY) 0-3.5 PS 5:49  Kenneth Reinsfield (NZL) 1
1  Mark Schultz (USA) 3-1 PP 5-3  Christopher Rinke (CAN) 1
2  Stefan Kurpas (GBR) 0-3 P1 4:34  Luciano Ortelli (ITA) 1
Round 4
2  Kenneth Reinsfield (NZL) 1-3 PP 2-9  Christopher Rinke (CAN) 1
1  Mark Schultz (USA) 4-0 TF 1:36  Luciano Ortelli (ITA) 2
Final
   Mark Schultz (USA) 3-1 PP 5-3  Christopher Rinke (CAN)  
WrestlerLERCPFinal
 Mark Schultz (USA) 1 - 10.5 3
 Christopher Rinke (CAN) 1 - 11.5 1
 Kenneth Reinsfield (NZL) 2 4 8
 Luciano Ortelli (ITA) 2 4 6
 Stefan Kurpas (GBR) 2 3 3
 Mohamed El-Ashram (EGY) 2 3 1
 Kally Agogo (NGR) 2 2 1
 Reşit Karabacak (TUR) 0 1 4
 

Final Standings

 
RankAthleteAgeTeamNOCMedalRECP 
1 Mark Schultz 23 United States USA Gold      
2 Hideyuki Nagashima 31 Japan JPN Silver      
3 Chris Rinke 23 Canada CAN Bronze      
4 Reiner Trik 21 West Germany FRG        
5 Kim Tae-U 22 South Korea KOR        
6 Ken Reinsfield 26 New Zealand NZL        
7 Iraklis Deskoulidis 22 Greece GRE        
8 Luciano Ortelli 27 Italy ITA        
AC Gunter Busarello 24 Austria AUT   Eliminated r3/4 Group A 5,0  
AC Lennart Lundell 30 Sweden SWE   Eliminated r3/4 Group A 4,0  
AC Jouni Ilomaki 24 Finland FIN   Eliminated r2/4 Group A 1,0  
AC Barthelemy N'To 21 Cameroon CMR   Eliminated r2/4 Group A 0,0  
AC Mohamed El-Ashram 29 Egypt EGY   Eliminated r3/4 Group B 8,0  
AC Stefan Kurpas 29 Great Britain GBR   Eliminated r3/4 Group B 3,0  
AC Kally Agogo 27 Nigeria NGR   Eliminated r2/4 Group B 1,0  
AC ResŸit Karabacak 30 Turkey TUR   Withdrew r2/4 Group B 4,0  
 

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle

 Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, USA
Date Started: August 7, 1984
Date Finished: August 9, 1984
Format: Two groups of competitors. Placement within each group decided by a series of matches with positive points awarded for each result, from 4.0 for victory by fall, to 0.0 for defeat by fall. When three wrestlers remained within a group, they wrestled a round-robin series to determine the top three placements within the group. The winners of each group then wrestled for 1st and 2nd place. Runners-up in each group wrestled for 3rd and 4th place. Third-place finishers within each group wrestled for 5th and 6th place..

Competitors 16from 16 nations

 

Summary

The world'€™s top wrestlers in this class were not present due to the Soviet-led boycott. In their absence the groups were won by American [Ed Banach] and Japan'€™s [Akira Ota], who went through undefeated. The final lasted only 4:02 when it was stopped with Banach ahead, 15-3, winning the gold medal on technical superiority. Banach'€™s twin brother, [Lou], also won a gold medal in Los Angeles, winning the heavyweight division two nights later. Ota never medalled at the World Championships, but he would return in 1988 at Seoul and repeat as Olympic silver medalist.

The Men's Freestyle 90 kg at the 1984 Summer Olympics as part of the wrestling program were held at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California

 

Final round

 CPTP 
5th place match
 İsmail Temiz (TUR) 0-4 PA    Macauley Appah (NGR)
Bronze medal match
 Clark Davis (CAN) 1-3 PP 1-5  Noel Loban (GBR)
Gold medal match
 Ed Banach (USA) 4-0 ST 15-3  Akira Ota (JPN)

Eliminatory round

Group A

L CPTP L
Round 1
1  Edwin Lins (AUT) 0-4 ST 2-15  Ed Banach (USA) 0
0  Abdul Majeed Maruwala (PAK) 4-0 ST 12-0  Ilie Matei (ROU) 1
0  İsmail Temiz (TUR) 3-1 PP 6-5  Frank Andersson (SWE) 1
1  Amadou Diop (SEN) 0-4 TF 2:05  Clark Davis (CAN) 0
Round 2
2  Edwin Lins (AUT) 1-3 PP 6-11  Abdul Majeed Maruwala (PAK) 0
0  Ed Banach (USA) 3.5-0 SO 11-0  İsmail Temiz (TUR) 1
1  Frank Andersson (SWE) 4-0 TF 1:17  Amadou Diop (SEN) 2
0  Clark Davis (CAN)     Bye  
1  Ilie Matei (ROU)     DNA  
Round 3
1  Clark Davis (CAN) .5-3.5 SP 2-11  Ed Banach (USA) 0
1  Abdul Majeed Maruwala (PAK) 1-3 PP 3-3  İsmail Temiz (TUR) 1
1  Frank Andersson (SWE)     Bye  
Round 4
2  Frank Andersson (SWE) 1-3 PP 5-8  Clark Davis (CAN) 1
0  Ed Banach (USA) 4-0 TF 0:48  Abdul Majeed Maruwala (PAK) 2
1  İsmail Temiz (TUR)     Bye  
Final
   Ed Banach (USA) 3.5-0 SO 11-0  İsmail Temiz (TUR)  
   Clark Davis (CAN) .5-3.5 SP 2-11  Ed Banach (USA)  
   İsmail Temiz (TUR) 0-4 TF 5:05  Clark Davis (CAN)  
WrestlerLERCPFinal
 Ed Banach (USA) 0 - 15 7
 Clark Davis (CAN) 1 - 7.5 4.5
 İsmail Temiz (TUR) 1 - 6 0
 Abdul Majeed Maruwala (PAK) 2 4 8
 Frank Andersson (SWE) 2 4 6
 Edwin Lins (AUT) 2 2 1
 Amadou Diop (SEN) 2 2 0
 Ilie Matei (ROU) 1 1 0

Group B

L CPTP L
Round 1
0  Akira Ota (JPN) 3-1 PP 7-1  Michele Azzola (ITA) 1
1  Abdul Breesam Rahman (IRQ) 1-3 PP 2-9  Jai Prakash (IND) 0
1  Bodo Lukowski (FRG) 0-3 P1 5:45  Noel Loban (GBR) 0
0  Macauley Appah (NGR) 3-1 PP 6-5  Mamadou Diallo (MTN) 1
Round 2
0  Akira Ota (JPN) 4-0 TF 1:15  Abdul Breesam Rahman (IRQ) 2
1  Michele Azzola (ITA) 4-0 TF 0:47  Jai Prakash (IND) 1
1  Bodo Lukowski (FRG) 4-0 TF 4:01  Macauley Appah (NGR) 1
0  Noel Loban (GBR) 4-0 TF 1:37  Mamadou Diallo (MTN) 2
Round 3
0  Akira Ota (JPN) 4-0 TF 2:09  Bodo Lukowski (FRG) 2
2  Michele Azzola (ITA) 0-4 TF 4:22  Noel Loban (GBR) 0
1  Macauley Appah (NGR)     Bye  
1  Jai Prakash (IND)     DNA  
Final
   Macauley Appah (NGR) 0-4 ST 0-13  Akira Ota (JPN)  
   Noel Loban (GBR) 4-0 TF 1:59  Macauley Appah (NGR)  
   Akira Ota (JPN) 3-1 PP 4-2  Noel Loban (GBR)  
WrestlerLERCPFinal
 Akira Ota (JPN) 0 - 11 7
 Noel Loban (GBR) 0 - 11 5
 Macauley Appah (NGR) 1 - 3 0
 Michele Azzola (ITA) 2 3 5
 Bodo Lukowski (FRG) 2 3 4
 Jai Prakash (IND) 1 2 3
 Abdul Breesam Rahman (IRQ) 2 2 1
 Mamadou Diallo (MTN) 2 2 1
 

Final Standings

 
RankAthleteAgeTeamNOCMedalRECP 
1 Ed Banach 24 United States USA Gold      
2 Akira Ota 27 Japan JPN Silver      
3 Noel Loban 27 Great Britain GBR Bronze      
4 Clark Davis 27 Canada CAN        
5 Macauley Appah 23 Nigeria NGR        
6 Ismail Temiz 30 Turkey TUR        
7 Abdul Majeed 21 Pakistan PAK        
8 Michele Azzola 29 Italy ITA        
AC Frank Andersson 28 Sweden SWE   Eliminated r4/4 Group A 12,0  
AC Edwin Lins 21 Austria AUT   Eliminated r2/4 Group A 1,0  
AC Amadou Katy Diop 31 Senegal SEN   Eliminated r2/4 Group A 0,0  
AC Ilie Matei 24 Romania ROU   Withdrew r2/4 Group A 0,0  
AC Bodo Lukowski 23 West Germany FRG   Eliminated r3/3 Group B 4,0  
AC Jai Prakash 26 India IND   Eliminated r2/3 Group B 3,0  
AC Abdul Breesam Rahman   Iraq IRQ   Eliminated r2/3 Group B 1,0  
AC Mamadou Diallo   Mauritania MTN   Eliminated r2/3 Group B 1,0  
 

Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle

 Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, USA
Date Started: August 9, 1984
Date Finished: August 11, 1984
Format: Two groups of competitors. Placement within each group decided by a series of matches with positive points awarded for each result, from 4.0 for victory by fall, to 0.0 for defeat by fall. When three wrestlers remained within a group, they wrestled a round-robin series to determine the top three placements within the group. The winners of each group then wrestled for 1st and 2nd place. Runners-up in each group wrestled for 3rd and 4th place. Third-place finishers within each group wrestled for 5th and 6th place..

Competitors 11from 11 nations

 

Summary

The best American wrestler in this class had been [Greg Gibson], who won two silvers and one bronze medal at the 1981-83 World Championships, as well as the 1983 Pan American title. Gibson was beaten in the US Trials by [Lou Banach], so Gibson elected to compete in Greco-Roman, winning a silver medal in that style at Los Angeles. Two days before this competition Banach'€™s brother, [Ed], had won the gold medal in the light-heavyweight division. Lou Banach easily won all his matches in Group B, and then met Syrian [Joseph Atiyeh] for the gold medal. That was not much of a match as Banach pinned Atiyeh in 1:01, but the silver medal Atiyeh won was the first ever for Syria at the Olympics.

The Men's Freestyle 100 kg at the 1984 Summer Olympics as part of the wrestling program were held at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California.

 

Final round

 CPTP 
5th place match
 Georgios Pikilidis (GRE) 0-4 PA    Tamon Honda (JPN)
Bronze medal match
 Vasile Puşcaşu (ROU) 3-1 PP 4-3  Hayri Sezgin (TUR)
Gold medal match
 Joseph Atiyeh (SYR) 0-4 TF 1:01  Lou Banach (USA)

Eliminatory round

Group A

L CPTP L
Round 1
1  Karl-Johan Gustavsson (SWE) 0-4 ST 2-15  Kartar Singh (IND) 0
0  Georgios Pikilidis (GRE) 3-0 P1 4:57  Oumar Samba Sy (MTN) 1
0  Joseph Atiyeh (SYR) 4-0 TF 4:42  Vasile Puşcaşu (ROU) 1
Round 2
2  Karl-Johan Gustavsson (SWE) 0-4 ST 0-12  Georgios Pikilidis (GRE) 0
1  Kartar Singh (IND) 0-4 TF 0:33  Joseph Atiyeh (SYR) 0
1  Vasile Puşcaşu (ROU)     Bye  
1  Oumar Samba Sy (MTN)     DNA  
Round 3
1  Vasile Puşcaşu (ROU) 3-1 PP 6-5  Kartar Singh (IND) 2
1  Georgios Pikilidis (GRE) 0-4 PA 0:27  Joseph Atiyeh (SYR) 0
Final
   Joseph Atiyeh (SYR) 4-0 TF 4:42  Vasile Puşcaşu (ROU)  
   Georgios Pikilidis (GRE) 0-4 PA 0:27  Joseph Atiyeh (SYR)  
   Vasile Puşcaşu (ROU) 4-0 PA    Georgios Pikilidis (GRE)  
WrestlerLERCPFinal
 Joseph Atiyeh (SYR) 0 - 12 8
 Vasile Puşcaşu (ROU) 1 - 3 4
 Georgios Pikilidis (GRE) 1 - 7 0
 Kartar Singh (IND) 2 3 5
 Karl-Johan Gustavsson (SWE) 2 2 0
 Oumar Samba Sy (MTN) 1 1 0

Group B

L CPTP L
Round 1
1  Hayri Sezgin (TUR) 0-4 TF 1:14  Lou Banach (USA) 0
1  Ambroise Sarr (SEN) 0-4 TF 3:52  Tamon Honda (JPN) 0
0  Wayne Brightwell (CAN)     Bye  
Round 2
1  Wayne Brightwell (CAN) 1-3 PP 5-6  Hayri Sezgin (TUR) 1
0  Lou Banach (USA) 4-0 TF 1:45  Ambroise Sarr (SEN) 2
0  Tamon Honda (JPN)     Bye  
Round 3
1  Tamon Honda (JPN) 1-3 PP 4-9  Hayri Sezgin (TUR) 1
2  Wayne Brightwell (CAN) .5-3.5 SP 1-11  Lou Banach (USA) 0
Final
   Hayri Sezgin (TUR) 0-4 TF 1:14  Lou Banach (USA)  
   Tamon Honda (JPN) 1-3 PP 4-9  Hayri Sezgin (TUR)  
   Lou Banach (USA) 4-0 TF 1:56  Tamon Honda (JPN)  
WrestlerLERCPFinal
 Lou Banach (USA) 0 - 11.5 8
 Hayri Sezgin (TUR) 1 - 6 3
 Tamon Honda (JPN) 1 - 5 1
 Wayne Brightwell (CAN) 2 3 1.5
 Ambroise Sarr (SEN) 2 2 0
 
 

Final Standings

 
RankAthleteAgeTeamNOCMedalRECP 
1 Lou Banach 24 United States USA Gold      
2 Joseph Atiyeh 27 Syria SYR Silver      
3 Vasile Pus™cas™u 28 Romania ROU Bronze      
4 Hayri Sezgin 23 Turkey TUR        
5 Tamon Honda 20 Japan JPN        
6 Georgios Poikilidis 22 Greece GRE        
7 Kartar Dhillon Singh 30 India IND        
8 Wayne Brightwell 26 Canada CAN        
AC Karl-Johan Gustavsson 26 Sweden SWE   Eliminated r2/3 Group A 0,0  
AC Oumar Samba Sy 24 Mauritania MTN   Withdrew r2/3 Group A 0,0  
AC Ambroise Sarr 33 Senegal SEN   Eliminated r2/3 Group B 0,0  
 

Men's Super-Heavyweight, Freestyle

 Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, USA
Date Started: August 8, 1984
Date Finished: August 10, 1984
Format: Two groups of competitors. Placement within each group decided by a series of matches with positive points awarded for each result, from 4.0 for victory by fall, to 0.0 for defeat by fall. When three wrestlers remained within a group, they wrestled a round-robin series to determine the top three placements within the group. The winners of each group then wrestled for 1st and 2nd place. Runners-up in each group wrestled for 3rd and 4th place. Third-place finishers within each group wrestled for 5th and 6th place..

Competitors 8from 8 nations

 

Summary

The world'€™s top super-heavyweight in 1984 was Soviet Salman Khasimikov, but he would never get to compete in the Olympics. [Bruce Baumgartner] came to Los Angeles with his previous only international medal a silver at the 1983 Pan American Games, but he was helped by the absence of the Eastern Bloc wrestlers. There were only eight entrants in this class and Baumgartner only had to win three matches to take the gold medal, defeating Canadian [Bob Molle] in the final, winning on superiority, 10-2. Molle'€™s mere Olympic participation was heroic in itself, as he had back surgery on a herniated disc only 10 days before the 1984 Opening Ceremony.

Although Baumgartner was somewhat lightly regarded in 1984 by the international wrestlers, he would become one of the two greatest super-heavyweights over the next decade. His rivalry with Soviet Georgian [Davit Gobejishvili] became legendary, with Gobejishvili winning the gold medal at Seoul in 1988, defeating Baumgartner in the final match. Baumgartner won a second Olympic gold in 1992, Gobejishvili taking bronze in Barcelona. Baumgartner continued to compete and won a fourth Olympic medal in 1996, taking bronze in Atlanta, which made him only the sixth wrestler to win four or more Olympic medals. He was World Champion in 1986, 1993, and 1995, while Gobejishvili won that title in 1985 and 1990.

The Men's Freestyle +100 kg at the 1984 Summer Olympics as part of the wrestling program were held at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California

 

Final round

 CPTP 
5th place match
 Vasile Andrei (ROU) 0-4 PA    Mamadou Sakho (SEN)
Bronze medal match
 Ayhan Taşkin (TUR) 4-0 TF 1:44  Hassan El-Hadad (EGY)
Gold medal match
 Bruce Baumgartner (USA) 3.5-.5 SP 10-2  Robert Molle (CAN)

Eliminatory round

Group A

L CPTP L
Round 1
0  Bruce Baumgartner (USA) 4-0 TF 1:58  Vasile Andrei (ROU) 1
1  Panagiotis Poikilidis (GRE) 1-3 PP 6-13  Ayhan Taşkin (TUR) 0
Round 2
1  Panagiotis Poikilidis (GRE)     DNA  
Final
   Bruce Baumgartner (USA) 4-0 TF 1:58  Vasile Andrei (ROU)  
   Ayhan Taşkin (TUR) 0-4 TF 2:19  Bruce Baumgartner (USA)  
   Vasile Andrei (ROU) 0-4 TF 1:21  Ayhan Taşkin (TUR)  
WrestlerLERCPFinal
 Bruce Baumgartner (USA) 0 - 4 8
 Ayhan Taşkin (TUR) 0 - 3 4
 Vasile Andrei (ROU) 1 - 0 0
 Georgios Poikilidis (GRE) 1 1 1

Group B

L CPTP L
Round 1
0  Hassan El-Hadad (EGY) 3-1 PP 6-4  Koichi Ishimori (JPN) 1
1  Mamadou Sakho (SEN) 0-4 TF 2:01  Robert Molle (CAN) 0
Round 2
0  Hassan El-Hadad (EGY) 3-1 PP 9-5  Mamadou Sakho (SEN) 2
2  Koichi Ishimori (JPN) 0-4 TF 4:22  Robert Molle (CAN) 0
Final
   Hassan El-Hadad (EGY) 0-4 ST 1-14  Robert Molle (CAN)  
Wrestle-off for 3rd place
   Koichi Ishimori (JPN) 0-4 TF 2:08  Mamadou Sakho (SEN)  
WrestlerLERCPFinal
 Robert Molle (CAN) 0 - 8 4
 Hassan El-Hadad (EGY) 0 - 6 0
 Mamadou Sakho (SEN) 2 2 1
 Koichi Ishimori (JPN) 2 2 1
 

Final Standings

 
RankAthleteAgeTeamNOCMedal 
1 Bruce Baumgartner 23 United States USA Gold  
2 Bob Molle 21 Canada CAN Silver  
3 Ayhan Taskin 31 Turkey TUR Bronze  
4 Hassan El-Haddad 27 Egypt EGY    
5 Mamadou Sakho 33 Senegal SEN    
6 Vasile Andrei 29 Romania ROU    
7 Koichi Ishimori 22 Japan JPN    
8 Panagiotis Poikilidis 19 Greece GRE    
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