Wrestling at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's Greco-Roman 68 kg

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Wrestling at the
1996 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle Greco-Roman
  48 kg     48 kg  
  52 kg     52 kg  
  57 kg     57 kg  
  62 kg     62 kg  
  68 kg     68 kg  
  74 kg     74 kg
  82 kg     82 kg
  90 kg     90 kg
  100 kg     100 kg
  130 kg     130 kg

The men's Greco-Roman 68 kg at the 1996 Summer Olympics as part of the wrestling program were held at the Georgia World Congress Center from July 19 to July 20.

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.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Ryszard Wolny
 Poland
Silver Ghani Yalouz
 France
Bronze Aleksandr Tretyakov
 Russia

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Score
 Tarieli Melelashvili (GEO) 2–4  Liubal Colás (CUB)
 Ender Memet (ROU) 3–0 Fall  Valeri Nikitin (EST)
 Yalçın Karapınar (TUR) 3–0  Samvel Manukyan (ARM)
 Rodney Smith (USA) 6–1  José Escobar (COL)
 Grigori Pulyaev (UZB) 12–0  Colin Daynes (CAN)
 Anwar Kandafil (MAR) 0–10  Biser Georgiev (BUL)
 Kamandar Madzhidov (BLR) 3–1  Kim Young-il (KOR)
 Marko Yli-Hannuksela (FIN) 6–2  Rustam Adzhi (UKR)
 Yasushi Miyake (JPN) 4–2  Anders Magnusson (SWE)
 Aleksandr Tretyakov (RUS) 0–8  Ghani Yalouz (FRA)
 Ryszard Wolny (POL) 6–1  Attila Repka (HUN)

Round 2[edit]

Score
Losers table
 Tarieli Melelashvili (GEO) 0–6 Fall  Valeri Nikitin (EST)
 Samvel Manukyan (ARM) 12–0  José Escobar (COL)
 Colin Daynes (CAN) 5–4  Anwar Kandafil (MAR)
 Kim Young-il (KOR) 1–2  Rustam Adzhi (UKR)
 Anders Magnusson (SWE) 2–9  Aleksandr Tretyakov (RUS)
 Attila Repka (HUN) Bye
Winners table
 Liubal Colás (CUB) 3–0  Ender Memet (ROU)
 Yalçın Karapınar (TUR) 1–12  Rodney Smith (USA)
 Grigori Pulyaev (UZB) 2–0  Biser Georgiev (BUL)
 Kamandar Madzhidov (BLR) 5–0  Marko Yli-Hannuksela (FIN)
 Yasushi Miyake (JPN) 0–10  Ghani Yalouz (FRA)
 Ryszard Wolny (POL) Bye

Round 3[edit]

Score
Losers table
 Attila Repka (HUN) 0–2 Fall  Valeri Nikitin (EST)
 Samvel Manukyan (ARM) 9–3  Colin Daynes (CAN)
 Rustam Adzhi (UKR) 1–3  Aleksandr Tretyakov (RUS)
 Ender Memet (ROU) 4–9  Yalçın Karapınar (TUR)
 Biser Georgiev (BUL) 1–1  Marko Yli-Hannuksela (FIN)
 Yasushi Miyake (JPN) Bye
Winners table (Quarterfinals)
 Ryszard Wolny (POL) 6–0  Liubal Colás (CUB)
 Rodney Smith (USA) 0–4  Grigori Pulyaev (UZB)
 Kamandar Madzhidov (BLR) Bye
 Ghani Yalouz (FRA) Bye

Round 4[edit]

Score
Losers table
 Yasushi Miyake (JPN) 0–6  Valeri Nikitin (EST)
 Samvel Manukyan (ARM) 0–5  Aleksandr Tretyakov (RUS)
 Yalçın Karapınar (TUR) 0–5  Biser Georgiev (BUL)
 Liubal Colás (CUB) 3–2  Rodney Smith (USA)
Winners table (Semifinals)
 Ryszard Wolny (POL) 3–0  Grigori Pulyaev (UZB)
 Kamandar Madzhidov (BLR) 1–4  Ghani Yalouz (FRA)

Round 5[edit]

Score
Losers table
 Valeri Nikitin (EST) 0–4  Aleksandr Tretyakov (RUS)
 Biser Georgiev (BUL) 4–0  Liubal Colás (CUB)

Round 6[edit]

Score
Losers table
 Grigori Pulyaev (UZB) 0–6  Aleksandr Tretyakov (RUS)
 Biser Georgiev (BUL) 1–3  Kamandar Madzhidov (BLR)

Finals[edit]

Score
7th place match
 Valeri Nikitin (EST) 1–6  Liubal Colás (CUB)
5th place match
 Grigori Pulyaev (UZB) 1–2  Biser Georgiev (BUL)
Bronze medal match
 Aleksandr Tretyakov (RUS) 4–0  Kamandar Madzhidov (BLR)
Gold medal match
 Ryszard Wolny (POL) 7–0  Ghani Yalouz (FRA)

Final standing[edit]

Rank Athlete
1st, gold medalist(s)  Ryszard Wolny (POL)
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Ghani Yalouz (FRA)
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Aleksandr Tretyakov (RUS)
4  Kamandar Madzhidov (BLR)
5  Biser Georgiev (BUL)
6  Grigori Pulyaev (UZB)
7  Liubal Colás (CUB)
8  Valeri Nikitin (EST)
9  Rodney Smith (USA)
10  Samvel Manukyan (ARM)
11  Yalçın Karapınar (TUR)
12  Ender Memet (ROU)
13  Rustam Adzhi (UKR)
14  Colin Daynes (CAN)
15  Marko Yli-Hannuksela (FIN)
16  Yasushi Miyake (JPN)
17  Anders Magnusson (SWE)
18  Kim Young-il (KOR)
19  Anwar Kandafil (MAR)
20  Tarieli Melelashvili (GEO)
21  José Escobar (COL)
22  Attila Repka (HUN)

References[edit]