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
Sammie Henson
 United States
Amiran Kardanov
 Greece
58 kg
details
Alireza Dabir
 Iran
Yevhen Buslovych
 Ukraine
Terry Brands
 United States
63 kg
details
Murad Umakhanov
 Russia
Serafim Barzakov
 Bulgaria
Jang Jae-sung
 South Korea
69 kg
details
Daniel Igali
 Canada
Arsen Gitinov
 Russia
Lincoln McIlravy
 United States
76 kg
details
Brandon Slay
 United States
Moon Eui-jae
 South Korea
Adem Bereket
 Turkey
85 kg
details
Adam Saitiev
 Russia
Yoel Romero
 Cuba
Magomed Ibragimov
 Macedonia
97 kg
details
Sagid Murtazaliev
 Russia
Islam Bayramukov
 Kazakhstan
Eldar Kurtanidze
 Georgia
130 kg
details
David Musulbes
 Russia
Artur Taymazov
 Uzbekistan
Alexis Rodríguez
 Cuba

Greco-Roman[edit]

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

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]