Wrestling
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
Wrestling pictogram.svg
VenueAnaheim Convention Center
Dates30 July – 11 August
Competitors267 from 44 nations
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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.[1]

Background

The dominant Soviet Union which won 12 gold wrestling gold medals in Montreal 1976 was notably absent due to the boycott.[2]

Medal summary

Freestyle

Games Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg
details
Bobby Weaver
 United States
Takashi Irie
 Japan
Son Gab-Do
 South Korea
52 kg
details
Šaban Trstena
 Yugoslavia
Kim Jong-kyu
 South Korea
Yuji Takada
 Japan
57 kg
details
Hideaki Tomiyama
 Japan
Barry Davis
 United States
Kim Eui-Kon
 South Korea
62 kg
details
Randall Lewis
 United States
Kosei Akaishi
 Japan
Lee Jung-Keun
 South Korea
68 kg
details
You In-Tak
 South Korea
Andrew Rein
 United States
Jukka Rauhala
 Finland
74 kg
details
Dave Schultz
 United States
Martin Knosp
 West Germany
Šaban Sejdi
 Yugoslavia
82 kg
details
Mark Schultz
 United States
Hideyuki Nagashima
 Japan
Christopher Rinke
 Canada
90 kg
details
Ed Banach
 United States
Akira Ota
 Japan
Noel Loban
 Great Britain
100 kg
details
Lou Banach
 United States
Joseph Atiyeh
 Syria
Vasile Pușcașu
 Romania
+100 kg
details
Bruce Baumgartner
 United States
Robert Molle
 Canada
Ayhan Taşkin
 Turkey

Greco-Roman

Games Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg
details
Vincenzo Maenza
 Italy
Markus Scherer
 West Germany
Ikuzo Saito
 Japan
52 kg
details
Atsuji Miyahara
 Japan
Daniel Aceves
 Mexico
Bang Dae-Du
 South Korea
57 kg
details
Pasquale Passarelli
 West Germany
Masaki Eto
 Japan
Charalambos Cholidis
 Greece
62 kg
details
Kim Weon-Kee
 South Korea
Kent-Olle Johansson
 Sweden
Hugo Dietsche
 Switzerland
68 kg
details
Vlado Lisjak
 Yugoslavia
Tapio Sipilä
 Finland
James Martinez
 United States
74 kg
details
Jouko Salomäki
 Finland
Roger Tallroth
 Sweden
Ștefan Rusu
 Romania
82 kg
details
Ion Draica
 Romania
Dimitrios Thanopoulos
 Greece
Sören Claeson
 Sweden
90 kg
details
Steve Fraser
 United States
Ilie Matei
 Romania
Frank Andersson
 Sweden
100 kg
details
Vasile Andrei
 Romania
Greg Gibson
 United States
Jožef Tertei
 Yugoslavia
+100 kg
details
Jeff Blatnick
 United States
Refik Memišević
 Yugoslavia
Victor Dolipschi
 Romania

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)93113
2 Japan (JPN)2529
3 South Korea (KOR)2147
4 Romania (ROU)2136
5 Yugoslavia (YUG)2125
6 West Germany (FRG)1203
7 Finland (FIN)1113
8 Italy (ITA)1001
9 Sweden (SWE)0224
10 Canada (CAN)0112
 Greece (GRE)0112
12 Mexico (MEX)0101
 Syria (SYR)0101
14 Great Britain (GBR)0011
 Switzerland (SUI)0011
 Turkey (TUR)0011
Totals (16 nations)20202060

Participating nations

Wrestlers greet the crowd at a medal ceremony.
Wrestlers greet the crowd at a medal ceremony.

A total of 267 wrestlers from 44 nations competed at the Los Angeles Games:[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Wrestling at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  2. ^ U.S. News & World Report - Vol. 96 - Page 110

Sources