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

Women's freestyle 55 kilograms competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, was held on August 16 at the China Agricultural University Gymnasium.

Women's freestyle 55 kg
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueChina Agricultural University Gymnasium
Date16 August
Competitors16 from 16 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Saori Yoshida  Japan
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Xu Li  China
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Tonya Verbeek  Canada
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Jackeline Rentería  Colombia
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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).

Saori Yoshida of Japan won the gold medal, her second successive Olympic gold medal in the event. She defeated China's Xu Li in the final in two periods by fall. The bronze medals went to Canada's Tonya Verbeek, the Athens silver winner, and Colombia's Jackeline Rentería.

ScheduleEdit

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

Date Time Event
16 August 2008 09:30 Qualification rounds
16:00 Repechage
16:30 Finals

ResultsEdit

Legend

Main bracketEdit

1/8 finals Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
  Naidangiin Otgonjargal (MGL) 0 0    
  Tonya Verbeek (CAN) 3 4         Tonya Verbeek (CAN) 3 3    
  Ludmila Cristea (MDA) 0 3 3       Ludmila Cristea (MDA) 1 0    
  Marcia Andrades (VEN) 1 3 3         Tonya Verbeek (CAN) 0 0    
  Ida-Theres Nerell (SWE) 1 0           Saori Yoshida (JPN) 2 6    
  Saori Yoshida (JPN) 3 4         Saori Yoshida (JPN) 2 4    
  Yelena Komarova (AZE) 0 0         Natalia Golts (RUS) 1 0    
  Natalia Golts (RUS) 4 1           Saori Yoshida (JPN) 2 5F  
  Xu Li (CHN) 5 3           Xu Li (CHN) 0 0  
  Ana Maria Pavăl (ROU) 0 0         Xu Li (CHN) 0 2 2  
  Olga Smirnova (KAZ) 2 3 4       Olga Smirnova (KAZ) 1 0 1  
  Alena Filipava (BLR) 3 0 2         Xu Li (CHN) 5 4F    
  Nataliya Synyshyn (UKR) 4 1 0         Jackeline Rentería (COL) 5 0    
  Marcie Van Dusen (USA) 0 1 7       Marcie Van Dusen (USA) 2 3            
  Jackeline Rentería (COL) 7 4F         Jackeline Rentería (COL) 7 5            
  Marwa Amri (TUN) 4 0    

RepechageEdit

Repechage round 1 Bronze medals
  Ida-Theres Nerell (SWE) 1 0 1     Ida-Theres Nerell (SWE) 0 0  
  Natalia Golts (RUS) 0 3 0     Tonya Verbeek (CAN) 1 1  
  Ana Maria Pavăl (ROU) 5 1 3     Ana Maria Pavăl (ROU) 1    
  Olga Smirnova (KAZ) 3 1 0     Jackeline Rentería (COL) 3F    

Final standingEdit

Rank Athlete
    Saori Yoshida (JPN)
    Xu Li (CHN)
    Tonya Verbeek (CAN)
    Jackeline Rentería (COL)
5   Ida-Theres Nerell (SWE)
5   Ana Maria Pavăl (ROU)
7   Olga Smirnova (KAZ)
8   Natalia Golts (RUS)
9   Marcie Van Dusen (USA)
10   Ludmila Cristea (MDA)
11   Marcia Andrades (VEN)
12   Nataliya Synyshyn (UKR)
13   Alena Filipava (BLR)
14   Marwa Amri (TUN)
15   Yelena Komarova (AZE)
16   Naidangiin Otgonjargal (MGL)

ReferencesEdit