Wrestling at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
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Venue China Agricultural University Gymnasium
Dates 12–21 August
Competitors 344
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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.

Qualification[edit]

Medal summary[edit]

Men's freestyle[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
55 kg
details
Henry Cejudo
 United States
Tomohiro Matsunaga
 Japan
Radoslav Velikov
 Bulgaria
Dilshod Mansurov
 Uzbekistan
60 kg
details [a]
Mavlet Batirov
 Russia
vacant Kenichi Yumoto
 Japan
Morad Mohammadi
 Iran
66 kg
details
Ramazan Şahin
 Turkey
Andriy Stadnik
 Ukraine
Otar Tushishvili
 Georgia
Sushil Kumar
 India
74 kg
details [b]
Buvaisar Saitiev
 Russia
Murad Gaidarov
 Belarus
Gheorghiță Ștefan
 Romania
Kiril Terziev
 Bulgaria
84 kg
details
Revaz Mindorashvili
 Georgia
Yusup Abdusalomov
 Tajikistan
Taras Danko
 Ukraine
Georgy Ketoyev
 Russia
96 kg
details [c]
Shirvani Muradov
 Russia
Giorgi Gogshelidze
 Georgia
Michel Batista
 Cuba
Khetag Gazyumov
 Azerbaijan
120 kg
details [d]
vacant Bakhtiyar Akhmedov
 Russia
David Musuľbes
 Slovakia
Marid Mutalimov
 Kazakhstan

Men's Greco-Roman[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
55 kg
details
Nazyr Mankiev
 Russia
Rovshan Bayramov
 Azerbaijan
Roman Amoyan
 Armenia
Park Eun-chul
 South Korea
60 kg
details [e]
Islambek Albiev
 Russia
Nurbakyt Tengizbayev
 Kazakhstan
Ruslan Tyumenbayev
 Kyrgyzstan
Sheng Jiang
 China
66 kg
details
Steeve Guénot
 France
Kanatbek Begaliev
 Kyrgyzstan
Armen Vardanyan
 Ukraine
Mikhail Siamionau
 Belarus
74 kg
details
Manuchar Kvirkvelia
 Georgia
Chang Yongxiang
 China
Yavor Yanakiev
 Bulgaria
Christophe Guénot
 France
84 kg
details [f]
Andrea Minguzzi
 Italy
Zoltán Fodor
 Hungary
Nazmi Avluca
 Turkey
not awarded
96 kg
details [g]
Aslanbek Khushtov
 Russia
Mirko Englich
 Germany
Adam Wheeler
 United States
Marek Švec
 Czech Republic
120 kg
details [h]
Mijaín López
 Cuba
Mindaugas Mizgaitis
 Lithuania
Yannick Szczepaniak
 France
Yury Patrikeyev
 Armenia

Women's freestyle[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg
details
Carol Huynh
 Canada
Chiharu Icho
 Japan
Mariya Stadnik
 Azerbaijan
Iryna Merleni
 Ukraine
55 kg
details
Saori Yoshida
 Japan
Xu Li
 China
Tonya Verbeek
 Canada
Jackeline Rentería
 Colombia
63 kg
details
Kaori Icho
 Japan
Alena Kartashova
 Russia
Yelena Shalygina
 Kazakhstan
Randi Miller
 United States
72 kg
details
Wang Jiao
 China
Stanka Zlateva
 Bulgaria
Kyoko Hamaguchi
 Japan
Agnieszka Wieszczek
 Poland
  • Men's freestyle 60 kg Vasyl Fedoryshyn of Ukraine originally won silver medal, but have disqualified after failing anti-doping test in 2016 wave of retesting.[1]
  • Men's freestyle 74 kg Soslan Tigiev of Uzbekistan originally won silver medal, but have disqualified after failing anti-doping test in 2016 wave of retesting. United World Wrestling have reallocated medals accordingly.[2][3]
  • Men's freestyle 96 kg Taimuraz Tigiyev of Kazakhstan originally won silver medal, but have disqualified after failing anti-doping test in 2016 wave of retesting. United World Wrestling have reallocated medals accordingly.[2][3]
  • Men's freestyle 120 kg Artur Taymazov of Uzbekistan originally won gold medal, but have disqualified after failing anti-doping test in 2016 wave of retesting.[1]
  • Men's Greco-Roman 60 kg Vitaliy Rahimov of Azerbaijan originally won silver medal, but have disqualified after failing anti-doping test in 2016 wave of retesting. United World Wrestling have reallocated medals accordingly.[2][3]
  • Men's Greco-Roman 84 kg 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 judges decision which cost him the match against the eventual gold medal recipient, Andrea Minguzzi from Italy.[4] 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.[5]
  • Men's Greco-Roman 96 kg Asset Mambetov of Kazakhstan originally won bronze medal, but have disqualified after failing anti-doping test in 2016 wave of retesting. United World Wrestling have reallocated medals accordingly.[2][3]
  • Men's Greco-Roman 120 kg Khasan Baroyev of Russia originally won silver medal, but have disqualified after failing anti-doping test in 2016 wave of retesting. United World Wrestling have reallocated medals accordingly.[2][3]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia (RUS) 6 2 1 9
2  Japan (JPN) 2 2 2 6
3  Georgia (GEO) 2 1 1 4
4  China (CHN) 1 2 1 4
5  France (FRA) 1 0 2 3
 United States (USA) 1 0 2 3
7  Canada (CAN) 1 0 1 2
 Cuba (CUB) 1 0 1 2
 Turkey (TUR) 1 0 1 2
11  Italy (ITA) 1 0 0 1
12  Bulgaria (BUL) 0 1 3 4
 Ukraine (UKR) 0 1 3 4
14  Azerbaijan (AZE) 0 1 2 3
 Kazakhstan (KAZ) 0 1 2 3
16  Belarus (BLR) 0 1 1 2
 Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) 0 1 1 2
18  Germany (GER) 0 1 0 1
 Hungary (HUN) 0 1 0 1
 Lithuania (LTU) 0 1 0 1
 Tajikistan (TJK) 0 1 0 1
22  Armenia (ARM) 0 0 2 2
23  Colombia (COL) 0 0 1 1
 Czech Republic (CZE) 0 0 1 1
 India (IND) 0 0 1 1
 Iran (IRI) 0 0 1 1
 Poland (POL) 0 0 1 1
 Romania (ROU) 0 0 1 1
 Slovakia (SVK) 0 0 1 1
 South Korea (KOR) 0 0 1 1
 Uzbekistan (UZB) 0 0 1 1
Total 17 17 35 69

Participating nations[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-sanctions-three-athletes-for-failing-anti-doping-test-at-beijing-2008-and-london-2012
  2. ^ a b c d e https://unitedworldwrestling.org/article/todo%20 IOC Sanctions Wrestlers for Anti-Doping Violations at Beijing 2008 and London 2012
  3. ^ a b c d e https://unitedworldwrestling.org/DataBase United World Wrestling DataBase
  4. ^ Douglas Hamilton (August 14, 2008), Angry Swede throws down medal and quits, Thomson Reuters 
  5. ^ "IOC strips Abrahamian's bronze medal for tantrum". ESPN. 2008-08-16. Retrieved 2008-08-16.