Wrestling at the 2000 Summer Olympics

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Wrestling at the 2000 Summer Olympics took place in the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre and was split into two disciplines, Freestyle and Greco-Roman which are further divided into different weight categories. The freestyle competitions were held from 28 September to 1 October, and the Greco-Roman events were held from 24 to 27 September. In the freestyle 76 kg Alexander Leipold of Germany originally placed first, but was disqualified after he tested positive for Nandrolone.

Wrestling

Medal summary[edit]

Freestyle[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
54 kg
details
 Namig Abdullayev
Azerbaijan (AZE)
 Sammie Henson
United States (USA)
 Amiran Kardanov
Greece (GRE)
58 kg
details
 Alireza Dabir
Iran (IRI)
 Yevhen Buslovych
Ukraine (UKR)
 Terry Brands
United States (USA)
63 kg
details
 Murad Umakhanov
Russia (RUS)
 Serafim Barzakov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Jang Jae-sung
South Korea (KOR)
69 kg
details
 Daniel Igali
Canada (CAN)
 Arsen Gitinov
Russia (RUS)
 Lincoln McIlravy
United States (USA)
76 kg
details
 Brandon Slay
United States (USA)
 Moon Eui-jae
South Korea (KOR)
 Adem Bereket
Turkey (TUR)
85 kg
details
 Adam Saitiev
Russia (RUS)
 Yoel Romero
Cuba (CUB)
 Mogamed Ibragimov
Macedonia (MKD)
97 kg
details
 Sagid Murtazaliev
Russia (RUS)
 Islam Bairamukov
Kazakhstan (KAZ)
 Eldar Kurtanidze
Georgia (GEO)
130 kg
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 David Musulbes
Russia (RUS)
 Artur Taymazov
Uzbekistan (UZB)
 Alexis Rodríguez
Cuba (CUB)

Greco-Roman[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
54 kg
details
 Sim Kwon-ho
South Korea (KOR)
 Lázaro Rivas
Cuba (CUB)
 Kang Yong-gyun
North Korea (PRK)
58 kg
details
 Armen Nazaryan
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Kim In-sub
South Korea (KOR)
 Sheng Zetian
China (CHN)
63 kg
details
 Varteres Samurgashev
Russia (RUS)
 Juan Marén
Cuba (CUB)
 Akaki Chachua
Georgia (GEO)
69 kg
details
 Filiberto Azcuy
Cuba (CUB)
 Katsuhiko Nagata
Japan (JPN)
 Aleksey Glushkov
Russia (RUS)
76 kg
details
 Murat Kardanov
Russia (RUS)
 Matt Lindland
United States (USA)
 Marko Yli-Hannuksela
Finland (FIN)
85 kg
details
 Hamza Yerlikaya
Turkey (TUR)
 Sándor Bárdosi
Hungary (HUN)
 Mukhran Vakhtangadze
Georgia (GEO)
97 kg
details
 Mikael Ljungberg
Sweden (SWE)
 Davyd Saldadze
Ukraine (UKR)
 Garrett Lowney
United States (USA)
130 kg
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 Rulon Gardner
United States (USA)
 Aleksandr Karelin
Russia (RUS)
 Dmitry Debelka
Belarus (BLR)

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia (RUS) 6 2 1 9
2  United States (USA) 2 2 3 7
3  Cuba (CUB) 1 3 1 5
4  South Korea (KOR) 1 2 1 4
5  Bulgaria (BUL) 1 1 0 2
6  Turkey (TUR) 1 0 1 2
7  Azerbaijan (AZE) 1 0 0 1
 Canada (CAN) 1 0 0 1
 Iran (IRI) 1 0 0 1
 Sweden (SWE) 1 0 0 1
11  Ukraine (UKR) 0 2 0 2
12  Hungary (HUN) 0 1 0 1
 Japan (JPN) 0 1 0 1
 Kazakhstan (KAZ) 0 1 0 1
 Uzbekistan (UZB) 0 1 0 1
16  Georgia (GEO) 0 0 3 3
17  Belarus (BLR) 0 0 1 1
 China (CHN) 0 0 1 1
 Finland (FIN) 0 0 1 1
 Greece (GRE) 0 0 1 1
 Macedonia (MKD) 0 0 1 1
 North Korea (PRK) 0 0 1 1
Total 16 16 16 48

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 314 wrestlers from 55 nations competed at the Sydney Games:

References[edit]