More than 100 athletes from 18 countries took part in the 1976 European free-style wrestling championships in Leningrad.
GV Arena with Roland Gerke (GDR in blue) wrestling Shimon (Rumania) in red (2 shots)
CU Cameraman filming
SCU Gerke with hold on Shimon and getting count to win bout
SV Referee and wrestlers shake hands
SV Tediashvili (USSR in blue) wrestling Marco (Rumania in red) (2 hots)
SV Tediashvili scrabbles on top
SV Referee announces winner and wrestlers shake hands
SV Guclu (Turkey in blue) pinned on mat and bout ends as referee announces winner
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Background: More than 100 athletes from 18 countries took part in the 1976 European free-style wrestling championships in Leningrad. The three day championships finished on Wednesday (21 April).
The competition involved ten weight divisions, with attention centering on the heavier divisions the 90 kilograms (198 pounds), the 100 kilograms (220 pounds) and the over 100 kilograms (220 pounds).
In the 90 kilograms division world and Olympic champion Levan Tediashvili, of the Soviet Union, added the European title to his already impressive list of victories.
The 28-year-old Soviet wrestler defeated Stelik Marco of Rumania in the final.
In the 100 kilogram division another Soviet wrestler, Ivan Yarygin, was victorious over Turkish wrestler Mehmet Guclu.
The over 100 kilogram section saw an extremely tight finish with three men finishing on equal points -- Roland Gerke (German Democratic Republic), Lidslav Shiomon (Rumania) and Boris Bigaev (Soviet Union)
Gerke needed a points victory over Shimon in their bout to gain the gold medal, but despite getting the first fall he was unable to finish Shimon off.
Shimon was eventually awarded the gold medal.