Wrestling at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Wrestling
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
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Venue Carioca Arena 2
Dates 14–21 August 2016
No. of events 18
Competitors 344 from 68 nations
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Wrestling at the
2016 Summer Olympics

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Men
Freestyle Greco-Roman
  57 kg     59 kg  
  65 kg     66 kg  
  74 kg     75 kg  
  86 kg     85 kg  
  97 kg     98 kg  
  125 kg     130 kg  
Women
  48 kg     63 kg  
  53 kg     69 kg  
  58 kg     75 kg  

Wrestling at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro took place from 14 to 21 August at the Carioca Arena 2 in Barra da Tijuca. Wrestling had been split into two disciplines, freestyle[1] and Greco-Roman,[2] which were further divided into different weight categories. Men competed in both disciplines whereas women only participated in the freestyle events, with 18 gold medals awarded. Wrestling had been contested at every modern Summer Olympic Games, except Paris 1900.

Around 344 wrestlers competed in 18 events at the 2016 Summer Olympics. In September 2013, a new change to the rules and guidelines of the sport had been instituted and overhauled by the International Olympic Committee and FILA (now known as the United World Wrestling). A single Olympic weight class was removed each from the men's freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling to add two more weights for the women.[3][4] Other changes in wrestling at these Games also featured a single-round tournament within a six-minute limit, instead of two-round or tiebreaker.

Competition format[edit]

38 men or 18 women competed in each division, plus 6 others allocated either to the host country or by the tripartite commission into divisions yet to be determined prior to the Olympics. Wrestlers determined by lot competed in qualification rounds to reduce the number to 16, thereafter proceeding by simple knockout to determine the finalists who competed for gold and silver. The two groups of wrestlers respectively defeated in the 3 or 4 bouts of the two finalists competed in two serial elimination repechages, with the victor in each repechage being awarded bronze.[1][2] Coaches were given plush dolls of Vinicius, the Olympic mascot, to throw into the ring when they wished to challenge a call.[5]

Competition schedule[edit]

There were two sessions of competition on each day of the 2016 Olympics Wrestling program. Except for the last day, the first session (qualification and elimination) was conducted from 10:00 to 13:00 BRT, and the second session (repechage, bronze medal and gold medal) was conducted from 16:00 to 19:00 BRT. Due to the closing ceremony on the last day (21 Aug) in the evening, the timing for the first and second session were 08:30–11:15 and 12:45–15:15 BRT respectively.

Q Qualification & elimination F Repechage, Bronze medal & Gold medal
Event↓/Date → Sun 14 Mon 15 Tue 16 Wed 17 Thu 18 Fri 19 Sat 20 Sun 21
Men's freestyle
Men's freestyle 57 kg Q F
Men's freestyle 65 kg Q F
Men's freestyle 74 kg Q F
Men's freestyle 86 kg Q F
Men's freestyle 97 kg Q F
Men's freestyle 125 kg Q F
Men's Greco-Roman
Men's Greco-Roman 59 kg Q F
Men's Greco-Roman 66 kg Q F
Men's Greco-Roman 75 kg Q F
Men's Greco-Roman 85 kg Q F
Men's Greco-Roman 98 kg Q F
Men's Greco-Roman 130 kg Q F
Women's freestyle
Women's freestyle 48 kg Q F
Women's freestyle 53 kg Q F
Women's freestyle 58 kg Q F
Women's freestyle 63 kg Q F
Women's freestyle 69 kg Q F
Women's freestyle 75 kg Q F

Qualification[edit]

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia 4 3 2 9
2  Japan 4 3 0 7
3  Cuba 2 1 0 3
4  United States 2 0 1 3
5  Turkey 1 2 2 5
6  Iran 1 1 3 5
7  Armenia 1 1 0 2
8  Georgia 1 0 2 3
9  Canada 1 0 0 1
 Serbia 1 0 0 1
11  Azerbaijan 0 3 6 9
12  Belarus 0 1 2 3
 Kazakhstan 0 1 2 3
14  Denmark 0 1 0 1
 Ukraine 0 1 0 1
16  Uzbekistan 0 0 3 3
17  China 0 0 2 2
 Sweden 0 0 2 2
19  Bulgaria 0 0 1 1
 Germany 0 0 1 1
 India 0 0 1 1
 Italy 0 0 1 1
 Norway 0 0 1 1
 Poland 0 0 1 1
 Romania 0 0 1 1
 South Korea 0 0 1 1
 Tunisia 0 0 1 1
Total (27 NOCs) 18 18 36 72

Medalists[edit]

Men's freestyle[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
57 kg
details
Vladimer Khinchegashvili
 Georgia
Rei Higuchi
 Japan
Haji Aliyev
 Azerbaijan
Hassan Rahimi
 Iran
65 kg
details
Soslan Ramonov
 Russia
Toghrul Asgarov
 Azerbaijan
Frank Chamizo
 Italy
Ikhtiyor Navruzov
 Uzbekistan
74 kg
details
Hassan Yazdani
 Iran
Aniuar Geduev
 Russia
Jabrayil Hasanov
 Azerbaijan
Soner Demirtaş
 Turkey
86 kg
details
Abdulrashid Sadulaev
 Russia
Selim Yaşar
 Turkey
Sharif Sharifov
 Azerbaijan
J'den Cox
 United States
97 kg
details
Kyle Snyder
 United States
Khetag Gazyumov
 Azerbaijan
Albert Saritov
 Romania
Magomed Ibragimov
 Uzbekistan
125 kg
details
Taha Akgül
 Turkey
Komeil Ghasemi
 Iran
Ibrahim Saidau
 Belarus
Geno Petriashvili
 Georgia

Men's Greco-Roman[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
59 kg
details
Ismael Borrero
 Cuba
Shinobu Ota
 Japan
Elmurat Tasmuradov
 Uzbekistan
Stig André Berge
 Norway
66 kg
details
Davor Štefanek
 Serbia
Migran Arutyunyan
 Armenia
Shmagi Bolkvadze
 Georgia
Rasul Chunayev
 Azerbaijan
75 kg
details
Roman Vlasov
 Russia
Mark Madsen
 Denmark
Kim Hyeon-woo
 South Korea
Saeid Abdevali
 Iran
85 kg
details
Davit Chakvetadze
 Russia
Zhan Beleniuk
 Ukraine
Javid Hamzatau
 Belarus
Denis Kudla
 Germany
98 kg
details
Artur Aleksanyan
 Armenia
Yasmany Lugo
 Cuba
Cenk İldem
 Turkey
Ghasem Rezaei
 Iran
130 kg
details
Mijaín López
 Cuba
Rıza Kayaalp
 Turkey
Sabah Shariati
 Azerbaijan
Sergey Semenov
 Russia

Women's freestyle[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg
details
Eri Tosaka
 Japan
Mariya Stadnik
 Azerbaijan
Sun Yanan
 China
Elitsa Yankova
 Bulgaria
53 kg
details
Helen Maroulis
 United States
Saori Yoshida
 Japan
Nataliya Synyshyn
 Azerbaijan
Sofia Mattsson
 Sweden
58 kg
details
Kaori Icho
 Japan
Valeria Koblova
 Russia
Marwa Amri
 Tunisia
Sakshi Malik
 India
63 kg
details
Risako Kawai
 Japan
Maryia Mamashuk
 Belarus
Yekaterina Larionova
 Kazakhstan
Monika Michalik
 Poland
69 kg
details
Sara Dosho
 Japan
Nataliya Vorobyova
 Russia
Elmira Syzdykova
 Kazakhstan
Jenny Fransson
 Sweden
75 kg
details
Erica Wiebe
 Canada
Guzel Manyurova
 Kazakhstan
Zhang Fengliu
 China
Ekaterina Bukina
 Russia

Participation[edit]

Participating nations[edit]

Competitors[edit]

Official referees[edit]

This is the official list of referees from 2016 Summer Olympics:[6]

  • Germany Antonio R. Silvestri (Chief of the Refereeing Commission)
  • Cuba Guillermo Orestes Molina Gonzalez (Instructor)
  • Italy Edit Dozsa (Instructor)
  • Japan Osamu Saito (Instructor)
  • Russia Andrey Krikov (Instructor)
  • Tunisia Kamel Mohamed Bouaziz (Instructor)
  • Turkey Halil Ibrahim Cicioglu (Instructor)
  • United States Zach Errett (Instructor)
  • Uzbekistan Konstantin Mikhaylov (Instructor)
  • Finland Pertti Vehviläinen (Supervisor)
  • France Régine Legleut (Supervisor)
  • Georgia (country) Edisher Machaidze (Supervisor)
  • Kazakhstan Bakhytzhan Jaxykulov (Supervisor)
  • Morocco Noreddine Mochaffaa (Supervisor)
  • Russia Sergey Novakovskiy (Supervisor)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rio 2016: Freestyle Wrestling". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 9 January 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Rio 2016: Greco-Roman Wrestling". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 30 December 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "FILA announces new weight classes". Associated Press. ESPN. 17 December 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Longman, Jere (8 September 2013). "Wrestling, With Revamped Rules, Returns to Summer Games". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  5. ^ Meredith, Luke (14 August 2016). "Challenged: Olympic mascot Vinicius finds rough new role in wrestling". AP Rio 2016 Summer Games. Associated Press. Archived from the original on 16 August 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "List of the officials for the Olympic Games 2016" (PDF). United World Wrestling. Retrieved 29 December 2015. 

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