Wrestling at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's freestyle 55 kg

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Women's freestyle 55 kg
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue China Agricultural University Gymnasium
Date 16 August
Competitors 16 from 16 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Japan
Silver medal    China
Bronze medal    Canada
Bronze medal    Colombia
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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  

Women's freestyle 55 kg competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, was held on August 16 at the China Agricultural University Gymnasium.

This freestyle wrestling competition consisted of a single-elimination tournament, with a repechage used to determine the winner of two bronze medals. The two finalists faced off for gold and silver medals. Each wrestler who lost to one of the two finalists moved into the repechage, culminating in a pair of bronze medal matches featuring the semifinal losers each facing the remaining repechage opponent from their half of the bracket.

Each bout consisted of up to three rounds, lasting two minutes apiece. The wrestler who scored more points in each round was the winner of that rounds; the bout finished when one wrestler had won two rounds (and thus the match).

Saori Yoshida of Japan won the gold medal, her second successive Olympic gold medal in the event. She defeated China's Xu Li in the final in two periods by fall. The bronze medals went to Canada's Tonya Verbeek, the Athens silver winner, and Colombia's Jackeline Rentería.

Schedule[edit]

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+08:00)

Date Time Event
16 August 2008 09:30–12:00 Qualification rounds
16:00–16:30 Repechage
16:30–18:20 Finals

Results[edit]

Legend

Main bracket[edit]

1/8 finals Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
  Naidangiin Otgonjargal (MGL) 0 0    
  Tonya Verbeek (CAN) 3 4         Tonya Verbeek (CAN) 3 3    
  Ludmila Cristea (MDA) 0 3 3       Ludmila Cristea (MDA) 1 0    
  Marcia Andrades (VEN) 1 3 3         Tonya Verbeek (CAN) 0 0    
  Ida-Theres Nerell (SWE) 1 0           Saori Yoshida (JPN) 2 6    
  Saori Yoshida (JPN) 3 4         Saori Yoshida (JPN) 2 4    
  Yelena Komarova (AZE) 0 0         Natalia Golts (RUS) 1 0    
  Natalia Golts (RUS) 4 1           Saori Yoshida (JPN) 2 5F  
  Xu Li (CHN) 5 3           Xu Li (CHN) 0 0  
  Ana Maria Pavăl (ROU) 0 0         Xu Li (CHN) 0 2 2  
  Olga Smirnova (KAZ) 2 3 4       Olga Smirnova (KAZ) 1 0 1  
  Alena Filipava (BLR) 3 0 2         Xu Li (CHN) 5 4F    
  Nataliya Synyshyn (UKR) 4 1 0         Jackeline Rentería (COL) 5 0    
  Marcie Van Dusen (USA) 0 1 7       Marcie Van Dusen (USA) 2 3             
  Jackeline Rentería (COL) 7 4F         Jackeline Rentería (COL) 7 5             
  Marwa Amri (TUN) 4 0    

Repechage[edit]

Repechage round 1 Bronze medal bout
  Ida-Theres Nerell (SWE) 1 0 1     Ida-Theres Nerell (SWE) 0 0  
  Natalia Golts (RUS) 0 3 0     Tonya Verbeek (CAN) 1 1  
  Ana Maria Pavăl (ROU) 5 1 3     Ana Maria Pavăl (ROU) 1    
  Olga Smirnova (KAZ) 3 1 0     Jackeline Rentería (COL) 3F    

Final standing[edit]

Rank Athlete
1  Saori Yoshida (JPN)
2  Xu Li (CHN)
3  Tonya Verbeek (CAN)
3  Jackeline Rentería (COL)
5  Ida-Theres Nerell (SWE)
5  Ana Maria Pavăl (ROU)
7  Olga Smirnova (KAZ)
8  Natalia Golts (RUS)
9  Marcie Van Dusen (USA)
10  Ludmila Cristea (MDA)
11  Marcia Andrades (VEN)
12  Nataliya Synyshyn (UKR)
13  Alena Filipava (BLR)
14  Marwa Amri (TUN)
15  Yelena Komarova (AZE)
16  Naidangiin Otgonjargal (MGL)

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