Wrestling at the 1976 Summer Olympics

Final Results of the Wrestling competition at the 1976 Summer Olympics.

Medal summary

Freestyle

EventGoldSilverBronze
Light-flyweight
(–48 kg)
 Khassan Murselov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Roman Dmitriev
Soviet Union (URS)
 Akira Kudo
Japan (JPN)
Flyweight
(48-52 kg)
 Yuji Takada
Japan (JPN)
 Aleksandr Ivanov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Jeon Hae-Sup
South Korea (KOR)
Bantamweight
(52-57 kg)
 Vladimir Yumin
Soviet Union (URS)
 Hans-Dieter Brüchert
East Germany (GDR)
 Masao Arai
Japan (JPN)
Featherweight
(57-62 kg)
 Yang Jung-Mo
South Korea (KOR)
 Zevegying Oidov
Mongolia (MGL)
 Eugene Davis
United States (USA)
Lightweight
(62-68 kg)
 Pavel Pinigin
Soviet Union (URS)
 Lloyd Keaser
United States (USA)
 Yasaburo Sugawara
Japan (JPN)
Welterweight
(68-74 kg)
 Jiichiro Date
Japan (JPN)
 Mansour Barzegar
Iran (IRI)
 Stanley Dziedzic
United States (USA)
Middleweight
(74-82 kg)
 John Peterson
United States (USA)
 Viktor Novozhilov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Adolf Seger
West Germany (FRG)
Light-heavyweight
(82-90 kg)
 Levan Tediashvili
Soviet Union (URS)
 Ben Peterson
United States (USA)
 Stelica Morcov
Romania (ROM)
Heavyweight
(90-100 kg)
 Ivan Yarygin
Soviet Union (URS)
 Russell Hellickson
United States (USA)
 Dimov Kostov
Bulgaria (BUL)
Super heavyweight
(+100 kg)
 Soslan Andiev
Soviet Union (URS)
 Jozsef Balla
Hungary (HUN)
 Ladislau Simon
Romania (ROM)

Greco-Roman

EventGoldSilverBronze
Light-flyweight
(–48 kg)
 Aleksei Shumakov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Gheorghe Berceanu
Romania (ROM)
 Stefan Angelov
Bulgaria (BUL)
Flyweight
(48-52 kg)
 Vitali Konstantinov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Nicu Ginga
Romania (ROM)
 Koichiro Hirayama
Japan (JPN)
Bantamweight
(52-57 kg)
 Pertti Olavi Ukkola
Finland (FIN)
 Ivan Frgic
Yugoslavia (YUG)
 Farkhad Mustafin
Soviet Union (URS)
Featherweight
(57-62 kg)
 Kazimierz Lipien
Poland (POL)
 Nelson Davidyan
Soviet Union (URS)
 Laszlo Reczi
Hungary (HUN)
Lightweight
(62-68 kg)
 Suren Nalbandyan
Soviet Union (URS)
 Stefan Rusu
Romania (ROM)
 Heinz-Helmut Wehling
East Germany (GDR)
Welterweight
(68-74 kg)
 Anatoli Bykov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Vitezslav Macha
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
 Karl-Heinz Helbing
West Germany (FRG)
Middleweight
(74-82 kg)
 Ivan Frgic
Yugoslavia (YUG)
 Vladimir Cheboksarov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Ivan Kolev
Bulgaria (BUL)
Light-heavyweight
(82-90 kg)
 Valeri Rezantsev
Soviet Union (URS)
 Stoyan Ivanov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Czeslaw Kwiecinski
Poland (POL)
Heavyweight
(90-100 kg)
 Nikolai Balboshin
Soviet Union (URS)
 Kamen Goranov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Andrzej Skrzydlewski
Poland (POL)
Super Heavyweight
(+ 100 kg)
 Aleksandr Kolchinsky
Soviet Union (URS)
 Aleksandr Tomov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Roman Codreanu
Romania (ROM)

Medal table

 Rank  Nation GoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Soviet Union (URS)125118
2 Japan (JPN)2046
3 Bulgaria (BUL)1337
4 United States (USA)1326
5 Yugoslavia (YUG)1102
6 Poland (POL)1021
7 South Korea (KOR)1012
8 Finland (FIN)1001
9 Romania (ROM)0336
10 Hungary (HUN)0111
 East Germany (GDR)0112
12 Czechoslovakia (TCH)0101
 Iran (IRI)0101
 Mongolia (MGL)0101
15 West Germany (FRG)0022


Wrestling is the act of physical engagement between two unarmed persons, in which each wrestler strives to get an advantage over or control of their opponent. Physical techniques which embody the style of wrestling are clinching, holding, locking, and leverage.
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The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad, were held in 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. These are the summer Olympic Games organized by the International Olympic Committee.
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Bulgaria at the Olympic Games

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Soviet Union at the Olympic Games

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Alexander Ivanov is the name of the following people:
  • Alexander Ivanov (wrestler), a Russian Amateur Olympic Wrestler
  • Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov (1806–1858), a Russian painter
  • Alexander Ivanov (chess) (born 1956), a Russian-born American chess player

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Soviet Union at the Olympic Games

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South Korea at the Olympic Games

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Soviet Union at the Olympic Games

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East Germany at the Olympic Games

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Japan at the Olympic Games

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Olympic medal record
Men's Freestyle wrestling
Silver 1976 Montreal Featherweight Zeveg Oidov (born May 25, 1949) is a retired Mongolian wrestler. At the 1976 Summer Olympics he won the bronze medal in the freestyle featherweight class.
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Mongolia at the Olympic Games

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Eugene Davis was an Irish soccer player during the 1970s and 1980s.

He represented Shamrock Rovers, Athlone Town, St Patricks Athletic, UCD, Bohemians and Bray Wanderers during his career. He signed for Bray from Bohs in the 1986/87 season.
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United States at the Olympic Games

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Soviet Union at the Olympic Games

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United States at the Olympic Games

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Japan at the Olympic Games

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Japan at the Olympic Games

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Iran at the Olympic Games

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Olympic medal record
Men's Freestyle Wrestling
Bronze 1976 Montreal Welterweight

Stanley Joseph Dziedzic, Jr. was an American wrestler who was a member of The New York Athletic Club. He is in NYAC Hall of Fame.
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United States at the Olympic Games

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United States at the Olympic Games

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Soviet Union at the Olympic Games

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West Germany at the Olympic Games

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Soviet Union at the Olympic Games

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Olympic medal record
Men's sport wrestling
Silver 1976 Freestyle 90 kg

Benjamin Lee Peterson was the winner of the silver medal in Freestyle 90 kg wrestling at the 1976 Summer Olympics representing the United States.
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United States at the Olympic Games

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