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Wrestling at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's freestyle 55 kg

Men's freestyle 55 kg competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, was held on August 19 at the China Agricultural University Gymnasium.

Men's freestyle 55 kg
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueChina Agricultural University Gymnasium
Date19 August
Competitors19 from 19 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Henry Cejudo  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Tomohiro Matsunaga  Japan
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Radoslav Velikov  Bulgaria
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Besik Kudukhov  Russia
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This freestyle wrestling competition consisted of a single-elimination tournament, with a repechage used to determine the winners of two bronze medals. The two finalists faced off for gold and silver medals. Each wrestler who lost to one of the two finalists moved into the repechage, culminating in a pair of bronze medal matches featuring the semifinal losers each facing the remaining repechage opponent from their half of the bracket.

Each bout consisted of up to three rounds, lasting two minutes apiece. The wrestler who scored more points in each round was the winner of that rounds; the bout finished when one wrestler had won two rounds (and thus the match).

Contents

ScheduleEdit

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+08:00)

Date Time Event
19 August 2008 09:30–13:00 Qualification rounds
16:00–17:00 Repechage
17:00–18:50 Finals

ResultsEdit

Legend

FinalEdit

Final
    
  Henry Cejudo (USA) 2 3  
  Tomohiro Matsunaga (JPN) 2 0  

Top halfEdit

Qualifications 1/8 finals Quarterfinals Semifinals
         
              Yang Kyong-il (PRK) 1 1 1  
              Namig Sevdimov (AZE) 1 3 2  
                Namig Sevdimov (AZE) 1 1 2  
                Kim Hyo-sub (KOR) 2 0 0  
              Kim Hyo-sub (KOR) 3 3    
              Francisco Sánchez (ESP) 1 1    
                Namig Sevdimov (AZE) 5 2 3
                Henry Cejudo (USA) 3 3 4
              Henry Cejudo (USA) 0 3 4  
              Radoslav Velikov (BUL) 1 2 3  
                Henry Cejudo (USA) 1 3 3  
                Besarion Gochashvili (GEO) 3 2 0  
              Petru Toarcă (ROU) 0 0            
              Besarion Gochashvili (GEO) 3 3            
         

Bottom halfEdit

Qualifications 1/8 finals Quarterfinals Semifinals
         
              Abbas Dabbaghi (IRI) 1 1 5  
              Fredy Serrano (COL) 0 1 1  
                Abbas Dabbaghi (IRI) 0 0    
                Besik Kudukhov (RUS) 6 1    
              Bayaraagiin Naranbaatar (MGL) 0 0    
              Besik Kudukhov (RUS) 1 1    
                Besik Kudukhov (RUS) 0 0  
                Tomohiro Matsunaga (JPN) 3 5F  
              Sezar Akgül (TUR) 0 0    
  Adama Diatta (SEN) 0 0         Tomohiro Matsunaga (JPN) 5 3    
  Tomohiro Matsunaga (JPN) 1 4F           Tomohiro Matsunaga (JPN) 2 0 2  
  Maikel Pérez (CUB) 0 0           Dilshod Mansurov (UZB) 1 1 1  
  Rizvan Gadzhiev (BLR) 7 6         Rizvan Gadzhiev (BLR) 1 0 0          
  Dilshod Mansurov (UZB) 1 1         Dilshod Mansurov (UZB) 0 1 1          
  Zhassulan Mukhtarbekuly (KAZ) 0 0    

RepechageEdit

Repechage round 1 Repechage round 2 Bronze medal bout
            Radoslav Velikov (BUL) 1 2       Radoslav Velikov (BUL) 0 3 1
            Besarion Gochashvili (GEO) 0 1       Namig Sevdimov (AZE) 2 1 0
  Adama Diatta (SEN) 0 1 0     Sezar Akgül (TUR) 0 0       Dilshod Mansurov (UZB) 0 0  
  Sezar Akgül (TUR) 1 0 1     Dilshod Mansurov (UZB) 4 4       Besik Kudukhov (RUS) 1 2  

Final standingEdit

Rank Athlete
    Henry Cejudo (USA)
    Tomohiro Matsunaga (JPN)
    Radoslav Velikov (BUL)
    Besik Kudukhov (RUS)
5   Namig Sevdimov (AZE)
5   Dilshod Mansurov (UZB)
7   Rizvan Gadzhiev (BLR)
8   Besarion Gochashvili (GEO)
9   Kim Hyo-sub (KOR)
10   Abbas Dabbaghi (IRI)
11   Sezar Akgül (TUR)
12   Yang Kyong-il (PRK)
13   Francisco Sánchez (ESP)
14   Fredy Serrano (COL)
15   Adama Diatta (SEN)
16   Bayaraagiin Naranbaatar (MGL)
16   Zhassulan Mukhtarbekuly (KAZ)
18   Petru Toarcă (ROU)
19   Maikel Pérez (CUB)

ReferencesEdit