Wrestling at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's Greco-Roman 57 kg

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Men's Greco-Roman 57 kg
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
VenueGeorgia World Congress Center
Dates20–21 July 1996
Competitors20 from 20 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Yuriy Melnichenko  Kazakhstan
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Dennis Hall  United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Sheng Zetian  China
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The men's Greco-Roman 57 kilograms at the 1996 Summer Olympics as part of the wrestling program were held at the Georgia World Congress Center from July 20 to July 21. The gold and silver medalists were determined by the final match of the main single-elimination bracket. The losers advanced to the repechage. These matches determined the bronze medalist for the event.[1]


Round 1[edit]

Score CP
1/16 finals
 Nabil Salhi (TUN) 0–4  Aghasi Manukyan (ARM) 0–3 PO
 Ruslan Khakymov (UKR) 5–1  Remigijus Šukevičius (LTU) 3–1 PP
 Aleksandr Ignatenko (RUS) 0–11  Yuriy Melnichenko (KAZ) 0–4 ST
 Marian Sandu (ROM) 3–2  Sarkis Elgkian (GRE) 3–1 PP
 Armando Fernández (MEX) 0–12  Rıfat Yıldız (GER) 0–4 ST
 Luis Sarmiento (CUB) 5–0  David Maia (POR) 3–0 PO
 Kenkichi Nishimi (JPN) 6–17  Park Chi-ho (KOR) 1–4 SP
 Şeref Eroğlu (TUR) 0–3  Dennis Hall (USA) 0–3 PO
 Aigars Jansons (LAT) 4–3  Stanisław Pawłowski (POL) 3–1 PP
 Vilayet Aghayev (AZE) 4–5  Sheng Zetian (CHN) 1–3 PP

Round 2[edit]

Score CP
1/8 finals
 Aghasi Manukyan (ARM) 0–11  Ruslan Khakymov (UKR) 0–4 ST
 Yuriy Melnichenko (KAZ) 4–0  Marian Sandu (ROM) 3–0 PO
 Rıfat Yıldız (GER) 4–1  Luis Sarmiento (CUB) 3–1 PP
 Park Chi-ho (KOR) 2–3  Dennis Hall (USA) 1–3 PP
 Aigars Jansons (LAT) 1–7  Sheng Zetian (CHN) 1–3 PP
 Nabil Salhi (TUN) 0–11  Remigijus Šukevičius (LTU) 0–4 ST
 Aleksandr Ignatenko (RUS) 2–3  Sarkis Elgkian (GRE) 1–3 PP
 Armando Fernández (MEX) 7–3  David Maia (POR) 3–1 PP
 Kenkichi Nishimi (JPN) 8–7  Şeref Eroğlu (TUR) 3–1 PP
 Stanisław Pawłowski (POL) 3–4  Vilayet Aghayev (AZE) 1–3 PP

Round 3[edit]

Score CP
 Ruslan Khakymov (UKR) 1–8  Yuriy Melnichenko (KAZ) 1–3 PP
 Rıfat Yıldız (GER) Bye
 Dennis Hall (USA) Bye
 Sheng Zetian (CHN) Bye
 Remigijus Šukevičius (LTU) 5–6  Sarkis Elgkian (GRE) 1–3 PP
 Armando Fernández (MEX) 0–12  Kenkichi Nishimi (JPN) 0–4 ST
 Vilayet Aghayev (AZE) 7–2  Aghasi Manukyan (ARM) 3–1 PP
 Marian Sandu (ROM) 0–7  Luis Sarmiento (CUB) 0–3 PO
 Park Chi-ho (KOR) 2–9  Aigars Jansons (LAT) 1–3 PP

Round 4[edit]

Score CP
 Yuriy Melnichenko (KAZ) 3–0  Rıfat Yıldız (GER) 3–0 PO
 Dennis Hall (USA) 1–0  Sheng Zetian (CHN) 3–0 PO
 Sarkis Elgkian (GRE) 4–2  Kenkichi Nishimi (JPN) 3–1 PP
 Vilayet Aghayev (AZE) 0–1  Luis Sarmiento (CUB) 0–3 PO
 Aigars Jansons (LAT) 4–9  Ruslan Khakymov (UKR) 1–3 PP

Round 5[edit]

Score CP
 Sarkis Elgkian (GRE) 2–4  Luis Sarmiento (CUB) 1–3 PP
 Ruslan Khakymov (UKR) Bye

Round 6[edit]

Score CP
 Rıfat Yıldız (GER) 2–3  Ruslan Khakymov (UKR) 1–3 PP
 Luis Sarmiento (CUB) 2–8  Sheng Zetian (CHN) 1–3 PP


Score CP
Classification 7th–8th
 Sarkis Elgkian (GRE) 5–4  Kenkichi Nishimi (JPN) 3–1 PP
Classification 5th–6th
 Rıfat Yıldız (GER) 0–0 Ret  Luis Sarmiento (CUB) 4–0 PA
Bronze medal match
 Ruslan Khakymov (UKR) 0–4  Sheng Zetian (CHN) 0–3 PO
Gold medal match
 Yuriy Melnichenko (KAZ) 4–1  Dennis Hall (USA) 3–1 PP

Final standing[edit]

Rank Athlete
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Yuriy Melnichenko (KAZ)
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Dennis Hall (USA)
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Sheng Zetian (CHN)
4  Ruslan Khakymov (UKR)
5  Rıfat Yıldız (GER)
6  Luis Sarmiento (CUB)
7  Sarkis Elgkian (GRE)
8  Kenkichi Nishimi (JPN)
9  Aigars Jansons (LAT)
10  Vilayet Aghayev (AZE)
11  Park Chi-ho (KOR)
12  Remigijus Šukevičius (LTU)
13  Aghasi Manukyan (ARM)
14  Armando Fernández (MEX)
15  Marian Sandu (ROM)
16  Stanisław Pawłowski (POL)
17  Şeref Eroğlu (TUR)
18  David Maia (POR)
19  Aleksandr Ignatenko (RUS)
20  Nabil Salhi (TUN)


  1. ^ "Wrestling at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Men's Bantamweight, Greco-Roman". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 2 May 2019.

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