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Wrestling at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Wrestling at the 2012 Summer Olympics were held between 5 and 12 August, the final day of the Games, at ExCeL London. It was split into two disciplines, Freestyle and Greco-Roman which were further divided into different weight categories. Men competed in both disciplines whereas women only took part in the freestyle events, with 18 gold medals awarded. Wrestling has been contested at every modern Summer Olympic Games, except Paris 1900.

Wrestling
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
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VenueExCeL London
Dates5–12 August 2012
Competitors344 from 71 nations
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ExCel Exhibition Centre

Competition formatEdit

19 men or 18 women competed in each division, plus 6 others allocated either to the host country or by the tripartite commission into divisions yet to be determined prior to the Olympics. Wrestlers determined by lot competed in qualification rounds to reduce the number to 16, thereafter proceeding by simple knockout to determine the finalists who competed for gold and silver. The two groups of wrestlers respectively defeated in the 3 or 4 bouts of the two finalists competed in two serial elimination repechages, with the victor in each repechage being awarded bronze.

Competition scheduleEdit

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Men's Greco-RomanEdit

Date Time Event
Sunday 5 August 13:00–15:45 55 kg & 74 kg qualifications; 1/8 finals; quarterfinals; semifinals
17:45–20:15 55 kg & 74 kg repechage rounds, bronze & gold
Monday 6 August 13:00–15:45 60 kg, 84 kg & 120 kg qualifications; 1/8 finals; quarterfinals; semifinals
17:45–20:15 60 kg, 84 kg & 120 kg repechage rounds, bronze & gold
Tuesday 7 August 13:00–15:45 66 kg & 96 kg qualifications; 1/8 finals; quarterfinals; semifinals
17:45–20:15 66 kg & 96 kg repechage rounds, bronze & gold

Women's freestyleEdit

Date Time Event
Wednesday 8 August 13:00–15:45 48 kg & 63 kg qualifications; 1/8 finals; quarterfinals; semifinals
17:45–20:15 48 kg & 63 repechage rounds, bronze & gold
Thursday 9 August 13:00–15:45 55 kg & 72 kg qualifications; 1/8 finals; quarterfinals; semifinals
17:45–20:15 55 kg & 72 kg repechage rounds, bronze & gold

Men's freestyleEdit

Date Time Event
Friday 10 August 13:00–15:45 55 kg & 74 kg qualifications; 1/8 finals; quarterfinals; semifinals
17:45–20:15 55 kg & 74 kg repechage rounds, bronze & gold
Saturday 11 August 13:00–15:45 60 kg, 84 kg & 120 kg qualifications; 1/8 finals; quarterfinals; semifinals
17:45–20:15 60 kg, 84 kg & 120 kg repechage rounds, bronze & gold
Sunday 12 August 08:30–11:15 66 kg & 96 kg Qualifications; 1/8 finals; quarterfinals; semifinals
12:45–15:15 66 kg & 96 kg repechage rounds, bronze & gold

Source:[1]

QualificationEdit

Participating nationsEdit

344 wrestlers from 71 nations participated at the 2012 Olympics

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russia43411
2  Iran4116
3  Japan4026
4  Azerbaijan2237
5  United States2035
6  Cuba1012
7  South Korea1001
8  Georgia0235
9  Hungary0123
10  Armenia0112
  Canada0112
  India0112
13  Bulgaria0101
  China0101
  Egypt0101
  Estonia0101
  Puerto Rico0101
  Ukraine0101
19  Kazakhstan0044
20  Sweden0022
21  Colombia0011
  France0011
  Lithuania0011
  Mongolia0011
  North Korea0011
  Poland0011
  Spain0011
  Turkey0011
Totals (28 nations)18183672

Medal summaryEdit

Men's Greco-RomanEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
55 kg
details
Hamid Sourian
  Iran
Rovshan Bayramov
  Azerbaijan
Péter Módos
  Hungary
Mingiyan Semenov
  Russia
60 kg
details
Omid Norouzi
  Iran
Revaz Lashkhi
  Georgia
Zaur Kuramagomedov
  Russia
Ryutaro Matsumoto
  Japan
66 kg
details
Kim Hyeon-woo
  South Korea
Tamás Lőrincz
  Hungary
Manuchar Tskhadaia
  Georgia
Steeve Guénot
  France
74 kg
details
Roman Vlasov
  Russia
Arsen Julfalakyan
  Armenia
Aleksandr Kazakevič
  Lithuania
Emin Ahmadov
  Azerbaijan
84 kg
details
Alan Khugayev
  Russia
Karam Gaber
  Egypt
Daniyal Gadzhiyev
  Kazakhstan
Damian Janikowski
  Poland
96 kg
details
Ghasem Rezaei
  Iran
Rustam Totrov
  Russia
Artur Aleksanyan
  Armenia
Jimmy Lidberg
  Sweden
120 kg
details
Mijaín López
  Cuba
Heiki Nabi
  Estonia
Rıza Kayaalp
  Turkey
Johan Eurén
  Sweden

Men's freestyleEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
55 kg
details
Dzhamal Otarsultanov
  Russia
Vladimer Khinchegashvili
  Georgia
Yang Kyong-il
  North Korea
Shinichi Yumoto
  Japan
60 kg
details
Toghrul Asgarov
  Azerbaijan
Besik Kudukhov
  Russia [a]
Coleman Scott
  United States
Yogeshwar Dutt
  India
66 kg
details
Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu
  Japan
Sushil Kumar
  India
Akzhurek Tanatarov
  Kazakhstan
Liván López
  Cuba
74 kg
details
Jordan Burroughs
  United States
Sadegh Goudarzi
  Iran
Gabor Hatos
  Hungary [b]
Denis Tsargush
  Russia
84 kg
details
Sharif Sharifov
  Azerbaijan
Jaime Espinal
  Puerto Rico
Dato Marsagishvili
  Georgia
Ehsan Lashgari
  Iran
96 kg
details
Jake Varner
  United States
Valerii Andriitsev
  Ukraine
Giorgi Gogshelidze
  Georgia
Khetag Gazyumov
  Azerbaijan
120 kg[c]
details
Komeil Ghasemi
  Iran
Bilyal Makhov
  Russia
Tervel Dlagnev
  United States
Daulet Shabanbay
  Kazakhstan
  • Men's freestyle 60 kg Besik Kudukhov of Russia won the silver medal, and while a retest of his 2012 sample tested positive for banned substances in 2016, the IOC closed the proceedings after learning that Kudukhov died in a car accident in December 2013.[2]
  • Men's freestyle 74 kg Soslan Tigiev of Uzbekistan originally won the bronze medal, but he was disqualified in 2016 after a retest of his 2012 sample tested positive for banned substances.[3][4]
  • Men's freestyle 120 kg Davit Modzmanashvili of Georgia originally won the silver medal, but was disqualified in January 2019 after a retest of his 2012 sample tested positive for banned substances.[5] Artur Taymazov of Uzbekistan originally won the gold medal, but was disqualified in July 2019 after a retest of his 2012 sample tested positive for banned substances.[6]

Women's freestyleEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg
details
Hitomi Obara
  Japan
Mariya Stadnik
  Azerbaijan
Clarissa Chun
  United States
Carol Huynh
  Canada
55 kg
details
Saori Yoshida
  Japan
Tonya Verbeek
  Canada
Jackeline Rentería
  Colombia
Yuliya Ratkevich
  Azerbaijan
63 kg
details
Kaori Icho
  Japan
Jing Ruixue
  China
Lubov Volosova
  Russia
Soronzonboldyn Battsetseg
  Mongolia
72 kg
details
Natalia Vorobieva
  Russia
Stanka Zlateva
  Bulgaria
Guzel Manyurova
  Kazakhstan
Maider Unda
  Spain

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Search events". London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  2. ^ "IOC Sanctions Wrestlers for Anti-Doping Violations at Beijing 2008 and London 2012". FILA. Archived from the original on 28 December 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. ^ "IOC strips Uzbek wrestler of London bronze - Olympic News". International Olympic Committee. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Database | United World Wrestling". unitedworldwrestling.org. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  5. ^ "IOC sanctions one athlete for failing anti-doping tests at London 2012 - Olympic News". International Olympic Committee. 17 January 2019. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  6. ^ IOC sanctions Uzbek wrestler.

External linksEdit

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