Wrestling at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
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VenueCarioca Arena 2
Dates14–21 August
No. of events18
Competitors347 from 66 nations
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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



Men's freestyle[edit]

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

Men's Greco-Roman[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
59 kg
Ismael Borrero
Shinobu Ota
Elmurat Tasmuradov
Stig-André Berge
66 kg
Davor Štefanek
Mihran Harutyunyan
Shmagi Bolkvadze
Rasul Chunayev
75 kg
Roman Vlasov
Mark Madsen
Kim Hyeon-woo
 South Korea
Saeid Abdevali
85 kg
Davit Chakvetadze
Zhan Beleniuk
Javid Hamzatau
Denis Kudla
98 kg
Artur Aleksanyan
Yasmany Lugo
Cenk İldem
Ghasem Rezaei
130 kg
Mijaín López
Rıza Kayaalp
Sabah Shariati
Sergey Semenov

Women's freestyle[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg
Eri Tosaka
Mariya Stadnik
Sun Yanan
Elitsa Yankova
53 kg
Helen Maroulis
 United States
Saori Yoshida
Nataliya Synyshyn
Sofia Mattsson
58 kg
Kaori Icho
Valeria Koblova
Marwa Amri
Sakshi Malik
63 kg
Risako Kawai
Maryia Mamashuk
Yekaterina Larionova
Monika Michalik
69 kg
Sara Dosho
Natalia Vorobieva
Elmira Syzdykova
Jenny Fransson
75 kg
Erica Wiebe
Guzel Manyurova
Zhang Fengliu
Ekaterina Bukina

Medal table[edit]

1 Russia (RUS)4329
2 Japan (JPN)4307
3 Cuba (CUB)2103
4 United States (USA)2013
5 Turkey (TUR)1225
6 Iran (IRI)1135
7 Armenia (ARM)1102
8 Georgia (GEO)1023
9 Canada (CAN)1001
 Serbia (SRB)1001
11 Azerbaijan (AZE)0369
12 Belarus (BLR)0123
 Kazakhstan (KAZ)0123
14 Denmark (DEN)0101
 Ukraine (UKR)0101
16 Uzbekistan (UZB)0033
17 China (CHN)0022
 Sweden (SWE)0022
19 Bulgaria (BUL)0011
 Germany (GER)0011
 India (IND)0011
 Italy (ITA)0011
 Norway (NOR)0011
 Poland (POL)0011
 Romania (ROU)0011
 South Korea (KOR)0011
 Tunisia (TUN)0011
Totals (27 nations)18183672


Participating nations[edit]

Official referees[edit]

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

  • Germany Antonio Silvestri (Chief of the Refereeing Commission)
  • Cuba Guillermo Molina (Instructor)
  • Italy Edit Dozsa (Instructor)
  • Japan Osamu Saito (Instructor)
  • Russia Andrey Krikov (Instructor)
  • Tunisia Kamel Mohamed Bouaziz (Instructor)
  • Turkey Halil İbrahim Cicioğlu (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)


  1. ^ a b "The Olympic Games: Freestyle Wrestling". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 9 January 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b "The Olympic Games: 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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