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Wrestling at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Wrestling competitions at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, were held at the China Agricultural University Gymnasium from 12–21 August 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.

Wrestling
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
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VenueChina Agricultural University Gymnasium
Dates12–21 August 2008
Competitors344 from 59 nations
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Contents

QualificationEdit

Medal summaryEdit

Men's freestyleEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
55 kg
details
Henry Cejudo
  United States
Tomohiro Matsunaga
  Japan
Radoslav Velikov
  Bulgaria
Besik Kudukhov
  Russia
60 kg
details [a]
Mavlet Batirov
  Russia
Kenichi Yumoto
  Japan
Morad Mohammadi
  Iran
Bazar Bazarguruev
  Kyrgyzstan
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]
Bakhtiyar Akhmedov
  Russia
David Musuľbes
  Slovakia
Marid Mutalimov
  Kazakhstan
Disney Rodriguez
  Cuba

Men's Greco-RomanEdit

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 freestyleEdit

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 the silver medal, but was disqualified in 2016 after failing an anti-doping retest.[1] United World Wrestling has reallocated medals accordingly.[2][3]
  • Men's freestyle 74 kg Soslan Tigiev of Uzbekistan originally won the silver medal, but was disqualified in 2016 after failing an anti-doping retest. United World Wrestling has reallocated medals accordingly.[2][3]
  • Men's freestyle 96 kg Taimuraz Tigiyev of Kazakhstan originally won the silver medal, but was disqualified in 2016 after failing an anti-doping retest. United World Wrestling has reallocated medals accordingly.[2][3]
  • Men's freestyle 120 kg Artur Taymazov of Uzbekistan originally won the gold medal, but was disqualified in 2016 after failing an anti-doping retest. [1] United World Wrestling has reallocated medals accordingly.[2][3]
  • Men's Greco-Roman 60 kg Vitaliy Rahimov of Azerbaijan originally won the silver medal, but was disqualified in 2016 after failing an anti-doping retest. United World Wrestling has reallocated medals accordingly.[2][3]
  • Men's Greco-Roman 84 kg Ara Abrahamian of Sweden originally won one of the two bronze medals, but was disqualified by the IOC after he walked off the podium and dropped his medal in the center of the mat to protest a judges decision which cost him his match against the eventual gold medallist, Andrea Minguzzi from Italy.[4] The Court of Arbitration for Sport 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. While not challenging the outcome of the match or the technical judgments, the arbitration stated that the FILA was 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 one of the two bronze medals, but was disqualified in 2016 after failing an anti-doping retest. United World Wrestling has reallocated medals accordingly.[2][3]
  • Men's Greco-Roman 120 kg Khasan Baroyev of Russia originally won the silver medal, but was disqualified in 2016 after failing an anti-doping retest. United World Wrestling has reallocated medals accordingly.[2][3]

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russia (RUS)71210
2  Japan (JPN)2316
3  Georgia (GEO)2114
4  China (CHN)1214
5  Cuba (CUB)1023
  France (FRA)1023
  United States (USA)1023
8  Canada (CAN)1012
  Turkey (TUR)1012
10  Italy (ITA)1001
11  Bulgaria (BUL)0134
  Ukraine (UKR)0134
13  Azerbaijan (AZE)0123
  Kazakhstan (KAZ)0123
  Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)0123
16  Belarus (BLR)0112
17  Germany (GER)0101
  Hungary (HUN)0101
  Lithuania (LTU)0101
  Slovakia (SVK)0101
  Tajikistan (TJK)0101
22  Armenia (ARM)0022
23  Colombia (COL)0011
  Czech Republic (CZE)0011
  India (IND)0011
  Iran (IRI)0011
  Poland (POL)0011
  Romania (ROU)0011
  South Korea (KOR)0011
Totals (29 nations)18183571

Participating nationsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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 f g "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 December 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2016.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) IOC Sanctions Wrestlers for Anti-Doping Violations at Beijing 2008 and London 2012
  3. ^ a b c d e f g https://unitedworldwrestling.org/DataBase United World Wrestling DataBase
  4. ^ Douglas Hamilton (14 August 2008), Angry Swede throws down medal and quits, Thomson Reuters
  5. ^ "IOC strips Abrahamian's bronze medal for tantrum". ESPN. 16 August 2008. Retrieved 16 August 2008.