Wrestling at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Wrestling at the
2008 Summer Olympics

Wrestling pictogram.svg
Freestyle Greco-Roman
  55 kg     55 kg  
  60 kg     60 kg  
  66 kg     66 kg  
  74 kg     74 kg  
  84 kg     84 kg  
  96 kg     96 kg  
  120 kg     120 kg  
Women
  48 kg     63 kg  
  55 kg     72 kg  

Wrestling competitions at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, were held at the China Agricultural University Gymnasium from August 12–21, 2008. It was split into two disciplines, Freestyle and Greco-Roman which are further divided into different weight categories. Men competed in both disciplines whereas women only took part in the freestyle events with 18 gold medals being awarded. This was the second Olympics with women's wrestling as an event. The Swedish wrestler, Ara Abrahamian protested the Bronze medal he won in the 84 kg Greco Roman event after he felt that the judges made an improper call which cost him the match against the eventual gold medal recipient, Andrea Minguzzi from Italy.[1]

Qualification[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Wrestling at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Qualification.

Medal summary[edit]

Men's freestyle[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
55 kg
details
 Henry Cejudo
United States (USA)
 Tomohiro Matsunaga
Japan (JPN)
 Radoslav Velikov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Besik Kudukhov
Russia (RUS)
60 kg
details
 Mavlet Batirov
Russia (RUS)
 Vasyl Fedoryshyn
Ukraine (UKR)
 Kenichi Yumoto
Japan (JPN)
 Morad Mohammadi
Iran (IRI)
66 kg
details
 Ramazan Şahin
Turkey (TUR)
 Andriy Stadnik
Ukraine (UKR)
 Otar Tushishvili
Georgia (GEO)
 Sushil Kumar
India (IND)
74 kg
details
 Buvaisar Saitiev
Russia (RUS)
 Soslan Tigiev
Uzbekistan (UZB)
 Murad Gaidarov
Belarus (BLR)
 Kiril Terziev
Bulgaria (BUL)
84 kg
details
 Revaz Mindorashvili
Georgia (GEO)
 Yusup Abdusalomov
Tajikistan (TJK)
 Taras Danko
Ukraine (UKR)
 Georgy Ketoyev
Russia (RUS)
96 kg
details
 Shirvani Muradov
Russia (RUS)
 Taimuraz Tigiyev
Kazakhstan (KAZ)
 Giorgi Gogshelidze
Georgia (GEO)
 Khetag Gazyumov
Azerbaijan (AZE)
120 kg
details
 Artur Taymazov
Uzbekistan (UZB)
 Bakhtiyar Akhmedov
Russia (RUS)
 David Musuľbes
Slovakia (SVK)
 Marid Mutalimov
Kazakhstan (KAZ)

Men's Greco-Roman[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
55 kg
details
 Nazyr Mankiev
Russia (RUS)
 Rovshan Bayramov
Azerbaijan (AZE)
 Roman Amoyan
Armenia (ARM)
 Park Eun-chul
South Korea (KOR)
60 kg
details
 Islambek Albiev
Russia (RUS)
 Vitaliy Rahimov
Azerbaijan (AZE)
 Ruslan Tumenbaev
Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)
 Nurbakyt Tengizbayev
Kazakhstan (KAZ)
66 kg
details
 Steeve Guénot
France (FRA)
 Kanatbek Begaliev
Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)
 Armen Vardanyan
Ukraine (UKR)
 Mikhail Siamionau
Belarus (BLR)
74 kg
details
 Manuchar Kvirkvelia
Georgia (GEO)
 Chang Yongxiang
China (CHN)
 Yavor Yanakiev
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Christophe Guénot
France (FRA)
84 kg
details
 Andrea Minguzzi
Italy (ITA)
 Zoltán Fodor
Hungary (HUN)
 Nazmi Avluca
Turkey (TUR)
vacant*
96 kg
details
 Aslanbek Khushtov
Russia (RUS)
 Mirko Englich
Germany (GER)
 Adam Wheeler
United States (USA)
 Asset Mambetov
Kazakhstan (KAZ)
120 kg
details
 Mijaín López
Cuba (CUB)
 Khasan Baroyev
Russia (RUS)
 Mindaugas Mizgaitis
Lithuania (LTU)
 Yury Patrikeyev
Armenia (ARM)

*Ara Abrahamian of Sweden originally won one of the two bronze medals in the 84 kg weight class but was disqualified by the IOC after he stepped off the podium and dropped his medal in the center of the mat to protest the officiating.

Women's freestyle[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg
details
 Carol Huynh
Canada (CAN)
 Chiharu Icho
Japan (JPN)
 Mariya Stadnik
Azerbaijan (AZE)
 Iryna Merleni
Ukraine (UKR)
55 kg
details
 Saori Yoshida
Japan (JPN)
 Xu Li
China (CHN)
 Tonya Verbeek
Canada (CAN)
 Jackeline Rentería
Colombia (COL)
63 kg
details
 Kaori Icho
Japan (JPN)
 Alena Kartashova
Russia (RUS)
 Yelena Shalygina
Kazakhstan (KAZ)
 Randi Miller
United States (USA)
72 kg
details
 Wang Jiao
China (CHN)
 Stanka Zlateva
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Kyoko Hamaguchi
Japan (JPN)
 Agnieszka Wieszczek
Poland (POL)

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia (RUS) 6 3 2 11
2  Japan (JPN) 2 2 2 6
3  Georgia (GEO) 2 0 2 4
4  China (CHN) 1 2 0 3
5  Uzbekistan (UZB) 1 1 0 2
6  United States (USA) 1 0 2 3
7  Canada (CAN) 1 0 1 2
 France (FRA) 1 0 1 2
 Turkey (TUR) 1 0 1 2
10  Cuba (CUB) 1 0 0 1
 Italy (ITA) 1 0 0 1
12  Ukraine (UKR) 0 2 3 5
13  Azerbaijan (AZE) 0 2 2 4
14  Kazakhstan (KAZ) 0 1 4 5
15  Bulgaria (BUL) 0 1 3 4
16  Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) 0 1 1 2
17  Germany (GER) 0 1 0 1
 Hungary (HUN) 0 1 0 1
 Tajikistan (TJK) 0 1 0 1
20  Armenia (ARM) 0 0 2 2
 Belarus (BLR) 0 0 2 2
22  Colombia (COL) 0 0 1 1
 India (IND) 0 0 1 1
 Iran (IRI) 0 0 1 1
 Lithuania (LTU) 0 0 1 1
 Poland (POL) 0 0 1 1
 Slovakia (SVK) 0 0 1 1
 South Korea (KOR) 0 0 1 1
Total 18 18 35 71

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 344 wrestlers from 59 nations competed at the Beijing Games:

CAS hearing[edit]

The Court of Arbitration for Sport also held a hearing based on the request which was issued by Abrahamian and the Swedish Olympic Committee against the FILA. Preceding the hearing, CAS declared in a statement that Abrahamian and the SOC "do not seek from the CAS any particular relief" regarding the ranking of the medals or a review of the IOC decision to exclude Abrahamian from the Games.

Following the CAS issued an arbitration strongly criticizing FILA. Not challenging the outcome of the match and the technical judgments, the arbitration stated that the FILA is required to provide an appeal jury capable to deal promptly with the claims of the athletes. The chairman of the SOC, Stefan Lindeberg, commented that the decision once and for all shows that FILA did not act correctly and that they did not follow their own rules of fair play. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Hamilton (August 14, 2008), Angry Swede throws down medal, quits, Thomson Reuters 
  2. ^ "IOC strips Abrahamian's bronze medal for tantrum". ESPN. 2008-08-16. Retrieved 2008-08-16.