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Wrestling at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

At the 1956 Summer Olympics, 16 wrestling events were contested, all for men. There were eight weight classes in Greco-Roman wrestling and eight classes in freestyle wrestling.

Contents

  • Medal summary 1
    • Greco-Roman 1.1
    • Freestyle 1.2
  • References 2

Medal summary

Greco-Roman

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
(- 52 kg)
 Nikolai Solovyov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Ignazio Fabra
Italy (ITA)
 Dursun Ali Egribas
Turkey (TUR)
Bantamweight
(52 – 57 kg)
 Konstantin Vyrupayev
Soviet Union (URS)
 Edvin Vesterby
Sweden (SWE)
 Francisc Horvat
Romania (ROU)
Featherweight
(57 – 62 kg)
 Rauno Mäkinen
Finland (FIN)
 Imre Polyák
Hungary (HUN)
 Roman Dzeneladze
Soviet Union (URS)
Lightweight
(62 – 67 kg)
 Kyösti Lehtonen
Finland (FIN)
 Riza Dogan
Turkey (TUR)
 Gyula Tóth
Hungary (HUN)
Welterweight
(67 – 73 kg)
 Mithat Bayrak
Turkey (TUR)
 Vladimir Maneyev
Soviet Union (URS)
 Per Gunnar Berlin
Sweden (SWE)
Middleweight
(73 – 79 kg)
 Givi Kartozia
Soviet Union (URS)
 Dimitar Dobrev
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Rune Jansson
Sweden (SWE)
Light Heavyweight
(79 – 87 kg)
 Valentin Nikolayev
Soviet Union (URS)
 Petko Sirakov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Karl-Erik Nilsson
Sweden (SWE)
Heavyweight
(+ 87 kg)
 Anatoli Parfenov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Wilfried Dietrich
Germany (EUA)
 Adelmo Bulgarelli
Italy (ITA)

Freestyle

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
(- 52 kg)
 Mirian Tsalkalamanidze
Soviet Union (URS)
 M. Ali Khojastehpour
Iran (IRI)
 Hüseyin Akbaş
Turkey (TUR)
Bantamweight
(52 – 57 kg)
 Mustafa Dağıstanlı
Turkey (TUR)
 Mehdi Yaghoubi
Iran (IRI)
 Mikhail Shakhov
Soviet Union (URS)
Featherweight
(57 – 62 kg)
 Shozo Sasahara
Japan (JPN)
 Joseph Mewis
Belgium (BEL)
 Erkki Penttilä
Finland (FIN)
Lightweight
(62 – 67 kg)
 Emam-Ali Habibi
Iran (IRI)
 Shigeru Kasahara
Japan (JPN)
 Alimbeg Bestayev
Soviet Union (URS)
Welterweight
(67 – 73 kg)
 Mitsuo Ikeda
Japan (JPN)
 Ibrahim Zengin
Turkey (TUR)
 Vakhtang Balavadze
Soviet Union (URS)
Middleweight
(73 – 79 kg)
 Nikola Stanchev
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Daniel Hodge
United States (USA)
Georgi Skhirtladze
Soviet Union (URS)
Light heavyweight
(79 – 87 kg)
 Gholamreza Takhti
Iran (IRI)
 Boris Kulayev
Soviet Union (URS)
 Peter Blair
United States (USA)
Heavyweight
(+ 87 kg)
 Hamit Kaplan
Turkey (TUR)
 Hussein Mehmedov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Taisto Kangasniemi
Finland (FIN)

References

  • Official Olympic Report
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