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Wrestling at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's freestyle 66 kg

Men's freestyle 66 kg competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, was held on August 20 at the China Agricultural University Gymnasium.

Men's freestyle 66 kg
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueChina Agricultural University Gymnasium
Date20 August
Competitors21 from 21 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Ramazan Şahin  Turkey
2nd, silver medalist(s) Andriy Stadnik  Ukraine
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Otar Tushishvili  Georgia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Sushil Kumar  India
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This freestyle wrestling competition consisted of a single-elimination tournament, with a repechage used to determine the winner 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 round; the bout finished when one wrestler had won two rounds (and thus the match).

ScheduleEdit

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

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

ResultsEdit

Legend

FinalEdit

Final
    
  Ramazan Şahin (TUR) 2 2 2
  Andriy Stadnik (UKR) 2 1 2

Top halfEdit

Qualifications 1/8 finals Quarterfinals Semifinals
         
              Ramazan Şahin (TUR) 1 7    
              Geandry Garzón (CUB) 0 4    
                Ramazan Şahin (TUR) 3 1    
                Mehdi Taghavi (IRI) 0 0    
              Mehdi Taghavi (IRI) 0 1 2  
              Haislan Garcia (CAN) 1 1 0  
                Ramazan Şahin (TUR) 1 3  
                Otar Tushishvili (GEO) 0 1  
              Kazuhiko Ikematsu (JPN) 1 3 0  
              Otar Tushishvili (GEO) 4 0 1  
                Otar Tushishvili (GEO) 3 2    
                Serafim Barzakov (BUL) 0 0    
              Jung Young-ho (KOR) 0 2 0          
              Serafim Barzakov (BUL) 1 1 2          
         

Bottom halfEdit

Qualifications 1/8 finals Quarterfinals Semifinals
         
              Albert Batyrov (BLR) 1 5    
              Yang Chun-song (PRK) 0 3    
                Albert Batyrov (BLR) 4 2 0  
                Andriy Stadnik (UKR) 1 4 3F  
              Sushil Kumar (IND) 1 0    
  Andriy Stadnik (UKR) 2 4         Andriy Stadnik (UKR) 2 6    
  Doug Schwab (USA) 0 0           Andriy Stadnik (UKR) 1 2  
  Heinrich Barnes (RSA) 1 1           Leonid Spiridonov (KAZ) 0 0  
  Buyanjavyn Batzorig (MGL) 2 7         Buyanjavyn Batzorig (MGL) 1 0 2  
  Irbek Farniev (RUS) 2 5         Irbek Farniev (RUS) 0 2 3  
  Suren Markosyan (ARM) 1 1           Irbek Farniev (RUS) 3 0 0  
  Leonid Spiridonov (KAZ) 1 4 2         Leonid Spiridonov (KAZ) 0 1 1  
  Wang Qiang (CHN) 1 0 0       Leonid Spiridonov (KAZ) 2 1            
  Emin Azizov (AZE) 1 2         Emin Azizov (AZE) 0 0            
  Grégory Sarrasin (SUI) 0 0    

RepechageEdit

Repechage round 1 Repechage round 2 Bronze medal bout
            Geandry Garzón (CUB) 1 2 2     Geandry Garzón (CUB) 0 1  
            Mehdi Taghavi (IRI) 4 0 0     Otar Tushishvili (GEO) 3 1  
  Doug Schwab (USA) 1 1 2     Sushil Kumar (IND) 1 0 7     Sushil Kumar (IND) 2 0 1
  Sushil Kumar (IND) 4 0 3     Albert Batyrov (BLR) 0 4 0     Leonid Spiridonov (KAZ) 1 1 0

Final standingEdit

Rank Athlete
    Ramazan Şahin (TUR)
    Andriy Stadnik (UKR)
    Otar Tushishvili (GEO)
    Sushil Kumar (IND)
5   Geandry Garzón (CUB)
5   Leonid Spiridonov (KAZ)
7   Irbek Farniev (RUS)
8   Buyanjavyn Batzorig (MGL)
9   Albert Batyrov (BLR)
10   Mehdi Taghavi (IRI)
11   Serafim Barzakov (BUL)
12   Emin Azizov (AZE)
13   Kazuhiko Ikematsu (JPN)
14   Doug Schwab (USA)
15   Yang Chun-song (PRK)
16   Haislan Garcia (CAN)
17   Jung Young-ho (KOR)
18   Suren Markosyan (ARM)
19   Heinrich Barnes (RSA)
20   Wang Qiang (CHN)
21   Grégory Sarrasin (SUI)

ReferencesEdit