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Wrestling at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's Greco-Roman welterweight

Men's Greco-Roman welterweight
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
VenueKomazawa Gymnasium
Dates16–19 October
Competitors19 from 19 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Anatoly Kolesov  Soviet Union
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Kiril Petkov  Bulgaria
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Bertil Nyström  Sweden
← 1960
1968 →

The men's Greco-Roman welterweight competition at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo took place from 16 to 19 October at the Komazawa Gymnasium. Nations were limited to one competitor.[1]

Competition format

This Greco-Roman wrestling competition continued to use the "bad points" elimination system introduced at the 1928 Summer Olympics for Greco-Roman and at the 1932 Summer Olympics for freestyle wrestling, as adjusted at the 1960 Summer Olympics. Each bout awarded 4 points. If the victory was by fall, the winner received 0 and the loser 4. If the victory was by decision, the winner received 1 and the loser 3. If the bout was tied, each wrestler received 2 points. A wrestler who accumulated 6 or more points was eliminated. Rounds continued until there were 3 or fewer uneliminated wrestlers. If only 1 wrestler remained, he received the gold medal. If 2 wrestlers remained, point totals were ignored and they faced each other for gold and silver (if they had already wrestled each other, that result was used). If 3 wrestlers remained, point totals were ignored and a round-robin was held among those 3 to determine medals (with previous head-to-head results, if any, counting for this round-robin).[1][2]

Results

Round 1

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
Anatoly Kolesov  Soviet Union Decision Sin Dong-ui  South Korea
Ion Ţăranu  Romania Decision Kiril Petkov  Bulgaria
Matti Laakso  Finland Fall Job Mayo  Philippines
Mithat Bayrak  Turkey Tie Bertil Nyström  Sweden
Rudolf Vesper  United Team of Germany Tie Sadao Kazama  Japan
Antal Rizmayer  Hungary Decision Carlos Alberto Vario  Argentina
Harald Barlie  Norway Tie Helmut Längle  Austria
Bolesław Dubicki  Poland Decision Russell Camilleri  United States
Albert Michiels  Belgium Tie René Schiermeyer  France
Asghar Zoghian  Iran Bye N/A N/A
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation R1
1 Matti Laakso  Finland 0
1 Asghar Zoghian  Iran 0
3 Bolesław Dubicki  Poland 1
3 Anatoly Kolesov  Soviet Union 1
3 Antal Rizmayer  Hungary 1
3 Ion Ţăranu  Romania 1
7 Harald Barlie  Norway 2
7 Mithat Bayrak  Turkey 2
7 Sadao Kazama  Japan 2
7 Helmut Längle  Austria 2
7 Albert Michiels  Belgium 2
7 Bertil Nyström  Sweden 2
7 René Schiermeyer  France 2
7 Rudolf Vesper  United Team of Germany 2
15 Russell Camilleri  United States 3
15 Kiril Petkov  Bulgaria 3
15 Sin Dong-ui  South Korea 3
15 Carlos Alberto Vario  Argentina 3
19 Job Mayo  Philippines 4

Round 2

Only 3 of the 19 wrestlers were eliminated. Of the remaining 16, Zoghian had the fewest points, at 1.

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
Asghar Zoghian  Iran Decision Sin Dong-ui  South Korea
Anatoly Kolesov  Soviet Union Tie Ion Ţăranu  Romania
Kiril Petkov  Bulgaria Fall Job Mayo  Philippines
Mithat Bayrak  Turkey Decision Matti Laakso  Finland
Bertil Nyström  Sweden Decision Rudolf Vesper  United Team of Germany
Sadao Kazama  Japan Decision Antal Rizmayer  Hungary
Harald Barlie  Norway Fall Carlos Alberto Vario  Argentina
Russell Camilleri  United States Decision Helmut Längle  Austria
Bolesław Dubicki  Poland Decision Albert Michiels  Belgium
René Schiermeyer  France Bye N/A N/A
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation R1 R2 Total
1 Asghar Zoghian  Iran 0 1 1
2 Harald Barlie  Norway 2 0 2
2 Bolesław Dubicki  Poland 1 1 2
2 René Schiermeyer  France 2 0 2
5 Mithat Bayrak  Turkey 2 1 3
5 Sadao Kazama  Japan 2 1 3
5 Anatoly Kolesov  Soviet Union 1 2 3
5 Matti Laakso  Finland 0 3 3
5 Bertil Nyström  Sweden 2 1 3
5 Kiril Petkov  Bulgaria 3 0 3
5 Ion Ţăranu  Romania 1 2 3
12 Russell Camilleri  United States 3 1 4
12 Antal Rizmayer  Hungary 1 3 4
14 Helmut Längle  Austria 2 3 5
14 Albert Michiels  Belgium 2 3 5
14 Rudolf Vesper  United Team of Germany 2 3 5
17 Sin Dong-ui  South Korea 3 3 6
18 Carlos Alberto Vario  Argentina 3 4 7
19 Job Mayo  Philippines 4 4 8

Round 3

Six of the 16 wrestlers were eliminated. Of the remaining 10, 4 had 5 points, 4 had 4 points, and 2 (Dubicki and Schiermeyer) led with 3 points.

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
René Schiermeyer  France Decision Asghar Zoghian  Iran
Anatoly Kolesov  Soviet Union Tie Kiril Petkov  Bulgaria
Ion Ţăranu  Romania Tie Matti Laakso  Finland
Rudolf Vesper  United Team of Germany Decision Mithat Bayrak  Turkey
Bertil Nyström  Sweden Decision Sadao Kazama  Japan
Antal Rizmayer  Hungary Fall Harald Barlie  Norway
Bolesław Dubicki  Poland Decision Helmut Längle  Austria
Russell Camilleri  United States Fall Albert Michiels  Belgium
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation R1 R2 R3 Total
1 Bolesław Dubicki  Poland 1 1 1 3
1 René Schiermeyer  France 2 0 1 3
3 Russell Camilleri  United States 3 1 0 4
3 Bertil Nyström  Sweden 2 1 1 4
3 Antal Rizmayer  Hungary 1 3 0 4
3 Asghar Zoghian  Iran 0 1 3 4
7 Anatoly Kolesov  Soviet Union 1 2 2 5
7 Matti Laakso  Finland 0 3 2 5
7 Kiril Petkov  Bulgaria 3 0 2 5
7 Ion Ţăranu  Romania 1 2 2 5
11 Harald Barlie  Norway 2 0 4 6
11 Mithat Bayrak  Turkey 2 1 3 6
11 Sadao Kazama  Japan 2 1 3 6
11 Rudolf Vesper  United Team of Germany 2 3 1 6
15 Helmut Längle  Austria 2 3 3 8
16 Albert Michiels  Belgium 2 3 4 9

Round 4

In a round with potential to eliminate up to 9 of the 10 wrestlers, only 6 were in fact eliminated. The only match where it was guaranteed that at least one wrestler would continue was Rizmayer (4 points) against Dubicki (3 points); all 5 of the other matches had potential for double elimination. Kolesov and Petkov each remained in contention with wins by fall (a win by decision would have eliminated each wrestler). Ţăranu was eliminated despite winning, picking up his 6th point due to the win being by decision. The Nyström vs. Camilleri bout would have resulted in double-elimination if tied, but Nyström won and therefore remained in competition.

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
Anatoly Kolesov  Soviet Union Fall René Schiermeyer  France
Ion Ţăranu  Romania Decision Asghar Zoghian  Iran
Kiril Petkov  Bulgaria Fall Matti Laakso  Finland
Bertil Nyström  Sweden Decision Russell Camilleri  United States
Antal Rizmayer  Hungary Tie Bolesław Dubicki  Poland
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 Bolesław Dubicki  Poland 1 1 1 2 5
1 Anatoly Kolesov  Soviet Union 1 2 2 0 5
1 Bertil Nyström  Sweden 2 1 1 1 5
1 Kiril Petkov  Bulgaria 3 0 2 0 5
5 Antal Rizmayer  Hungary 1 3 0 2 6
5 Ion Ţăranu  Romania 1 2 2 1 6
7 Russell Camilleri  United States 3 1 0 3 7
7 René Schiermeyer  France 2 0 1 4 7
7 Asghar Zoghian  Iran 0 1 3 3 7
10 Matti Laakso  Finland 0 3 2 4 9

Round 5

All four wrestlers started the round even at 5 points. Both bouts were drawn, leaving all four wrestlers eliminated at the same time and with the same score of 7 points. A final round was needed to finish the four-way round-robin.

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
Anatoly Kolesov  Soviet Union Tie Bertil Nyström  Sweden
Kiril Petkov  Bulgaria Tie Bolesław Dubicki  Poland
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total
1 Bolesław Dubicki  Poland 1 1 1 2 2 7
1 Anatoly Kolesov  Soviet Union 1 2 2 0 2 7
1 Bertil Nyström  Sweden 2 1 1 1 2 7
1 Kiril Petkov  Bulgaria 3 0 2 0 2 7

Final round

The four-way round-robin to determine the top 4 places carried over three results from prior rounds, all ties: Kolesov and Petkov in round 3, Kolesov and Nyström in round 5, and Petkov and Dubicki in round 5. In the final round, Kolesov began with by defeating Dubicki; Kolesov therefore finished at 1-0-2 (5 points). Petkov and Nyström tied, so Petkov finished at 0-0-3 (6 points). Nyström and Dubicki then tied; Nyström finished at 0-0-3 (6 points) to match Petkov, while Dubicki had the only loss of the round-robin for a 0-1-2 (7 points) finish. With Petkov and Nyström even at 6 points in the round-robin and tied head-to-head, total bad points was used as the next tie-breaker to give Petkov the silver medal.

Bouts
Winner Nation Victory Type Loser Nation
Anatoly Kolesov  Soviet Union Tie
(Round 3)
Kiril Petkov  Bulgaria
Anatoly Kolesov  Soviet Union Tie
(Round 5)
Bertil Nyström  Sweden
Kiril Petkov  Bulgaria Tie
(Round 5)
Bolesław Dubicki  Poland
Anatoly Kolesov  Soviet Union Decision Bolesław Dubicki  Poland
Kiril Petkov  Bulgaria Tie Bertil Nyström  Sweden
Bertil Nyström  Sweden Tie Bolesław Dubicki  Poland
Points
Rank Wrestler Nation Points R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 FR Total
1st place, gold medalist(s) Anatoly Kolesov  Soviet Union 5 1 2 2 0 2 1 8
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Kiril Petkov  Bulgaria 6 3 0 2 0 2 2 9
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Bertil Nyström  Sweden 6 2 1 1 1 2 4 11
4 Bolesław Dubicki  Poland 7 1 1 1 2 2 5 12

References

  1. ^ a b "Wrestling at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games: Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman". Sports Reference. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  2. ^ Official Report, p. 497.