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Wrestling at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's freestyle 74 kg

Men's freestyle 74 kg competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, was held on August 20 at the China Agricultural University Gymnasium.

Men's freestyle 74 kg
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueChina Agricultural University Gymnasium
Date20 August
Competitors21 from 21 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Buvaisar Saitiev  Russia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Murad Gaidarov  Belarus
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Kiril Terziev  Bulgaria
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gheorghiță Ștefan  Romania
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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 rounds; 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
    
  Soslan Tigiev (UZB) 1 0 1
  Buvaisar Saitiev (RUS) 0 1 3

Top halfEdit

Qualifications 1/8 finals Quarterfinals Semifinals
         
              Gela Saghirashvili (GEO) 1 2    
              Augusto Midana (GBS) 0 1    
                Gela Saghirashvili (GEO) 0 0    
                Murad Gaidarov (BLR) 1 1    
              Murad Gaidarov (BLR) 0 2 1  
              Chamsulvara Chamsulvarayev (AZE) 4 0 0  
                Murad Gaidarov (BLR) 0 0  
                Soslan Tigiev (UZB) 1 1  
              Gheorghiță Ștefan (ROU) 0 0    
              Soslan Tigiev (UZB) 1 1    
                Soslan Tigiev (UZB) 1 1    
                Emzarios Bentinidis (GRE) 0 0    
              Emzarios Bentinidis (GRE) 0 2 2          
              Matt Gentry (CAN) 1 0 0          
         

Bottom halfEdit

Qualifications 1/8 finals Quarterfinals Semifinals
         
              Kiril Terziev (BUL) 3 3    
              Meisam Mostafa-Jokar (IRI) 0 1    
                Kiril Terziev (BUL) 6 9F    
                Arsen Gitinov (KGZ) 6 1    
              Ibragim Aldatov (UKR) 3 1 1  
  Arsen Gitinov (KGZ) 1 3 1       Arsen Gitinov (KGZ) 0 2 2  
  Krystian Brzozowski (POL) 1 1 0         Kiril Terziev (BUL) 0    
  Ben Askren (USA) 0 4F           Buvaisar Saitiev (RUS) 8F    
  István Veréb (HUN) 2 0         Ben Askren (USA) 1 0    
  Si Riguleng (CHN) 5 2         Iván Fundora (CUB) 3 4    
  Iván Fundora (CUB) 7 4           Iván Fundora (CUB) 0 1    
  Ali Abdo (AUS) 0 0           Buvaisar Saitiev (RUS) 2 2    
  Ahmet Gülhan (TUR) 1 2         Ahmet Gülhan (TUR) 0 0            
  Buvaisar Saitiev (RUS) 1 7         Buvaisar Saitiev (RUS) 1 4            
  Cho Byung-kwan (KOR) 0 2    

RepechageEdit

Repechage round 1 Repechage round 2 Bronze medal bout
            Gheorghiță Ștefan (ROU) 0 1 1     Gheorghiță Ștefan (ROU) 1 1  
            Emzarios Bentinidis (GRE) 3 0 0     Murad Gaidarov (BLR) 2 3  
  Cho Byung-kwan (KOR) 1 0 2     Cho Byung-kwan (KOR) 0 0       Iván Fundora (CUB) 5 3  
  Ahmet Gülhan (TUR) 0 2 1     Iván Fundora (CUB) 2 4       Kiril Terziev (BUL) 6 5F  

Final standingEdit

Rank Athlete
    Buvaisar Saitiev (RUS)
    Murad Gaidarov (BLR)
    Kiril Terziev (BUL)
    Gheorghiță Ștefan (ROU)
5   Iván Fundora (CUB)
7   Ben Askren (USA)
8   Arsen Gitinov (KGZ)
9   Emzarios Bentinidis (GRE)
10   Ahmet Gülhan (TUR)
11   Cho Byung-kwan (KOR)
12   Gela Saghirashvili (GEO)
13   Si Riguleng (CHN)
14   Ibragim Aldatov (UKR)
15   Chamsulvara Chamsulvarayev (AZE)
16   Krystian Brzozowski (POL)
17   Augusto Midana (GBS)
18   Matt Gentry (CAN)
19   Meisam Mostafa-Jokar (IRI)
20   István Veréb (HUN)
21   Ali Abdo (AUS)
DQ   Soslan Tigiev (UZB)
  • Soslan Tigiev of Uzbekistan originally won the silver medal, but he was disqualified in November 2016 after a retest of his sample tested positive for anabolic steroids.[1] [2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IOC sanctions nine athletes for failing anti-doping test at Beijing 2008". IOC. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  2. ^ "IOC Sanctions Wrestlers for Anti-Doping Violations at Beijing 2008 and London 2012". FILA. Retrieved 22 November 2016.