Wrestling at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's freestyle 66 kg

Men's freestyle 66 kilograms competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom, took place on 12 August at ExCeL London.[1] 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.

Men's freestyle 66 kg
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Olympic Freestyle Wrestling (66 kg - Medalists).jpg
VenueExCeL London
Date12 August 2012
Competitors19 from 19 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu  Japan
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Sushil Kumar  India
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Akzhurek Tanatarov  Kazakhstan
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Liván López  Cuba
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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 British Summer Time (UTC+01:00)

Date Time Event
12 August 2012 08:30 Qualification rounds
12:45 Repechage
13:45 Finals

ResultsEdit

Legend
  • F — Won by fall
  • WO — Won by walkover

FinalEdit

Final
  Sushil Kumar (IND) 0 1  
  Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu (JPN) 1 3  

Top halfEdit

Qualifications 1/8 finals 1/4 finals Semifinals
  Abdou Omar (EGY)      
  David Safaryan (ARM) W O  
  David Safaryan (ARM) 2 4 2
  Akzhurek Tanatarov (KAZ) 3 1 2
  Andriy Kviatkovskyi (UKR) 1 0  
  Akzhurek Tanatarov (KAZ) 1 1  
  Akzhurek Tanatarov (KAZ) 0 3 3
  Sushil Kumar (IND) 3 0 6
  Ikhtiyor Navruzov (UZB) 3 2  
  Otar Tushishvili (GEO) 1 1  
  Ikhtiyor Navruzov (UZB) 1 2 0
  Sushil Kumar (IND) 3 1 2
  Sushil Kumar (IND) 0 1 1
  Ramazan Şahin (TUR) 2 0 0

Bottom halfEdit

Qualifications 1/8 finals 1/4 finals Semifinals
  Jared Frayer (USA) 0 0  
  Ali Shabanau (BLR) 3 1  
  Ali Shabanau (BLR) 2 1 0
  Jabrayil Hasanov (AZE) 2 1 2
  Leonid Bazan (BUL) 0 1  
  Jabrayil Hasanov (AZE) 3 3  
  Jabrayil Hasanov (AZE) 0 0  
  Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu (JPN) 2 1  
  Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu (JPN) 1 1  
  Liván López (CUB) 1 0 5   Liván López (CUB) 0 1  
  Mehdi Taghavi (IRI) 0 1 0   Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu (JPN) 0 1 5
  Haithem Ben Alayech (TUN)         Haislan Garcia (CAN) 1 0 0
  Haislan Garcia (CAN) W O     Haislan Garcia (CAN) 2 0 2
  Zalimkhan Yusupov (TJK) 1 1     Zalimkhan Yusupov (TJK) 0 2 0
  Alan Gogaev (RUS) 0 0  

RepechageEdit

Repechage round 2Bronze medals
  Ramazan Şahin (TUR)33   Ramazan Şahin (TUR)412
  Ikhtiyor Navruzov (UZB)01   Akzhurek Tanatarov (KAZ)134
  Liván López (CUB)101  Liván López (CUB)025F
  Haislan Garcia (CAN)010  Jabrayil Hasanov (AZE)301

Final standingEdit

Rank Athlete
    Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu (JPN)
    Sushil Kumar (IND)
    Akzhurek Tanatarov (KAZ)
    Liván López (CUB)
5   Ramazan Şahin (TUR)
5   Jabrayil Hasanov (AZE)
7   Haislan Garcia (CAN)
8   David Safaryan (ARM)
9   Ikhtiyor Navruzov (UZB)
10   Ali Shabanau (BLR)
11   Zalimkhan Yusupov (TJK)
12   Otar Tushishvili (GEO)
13   Andriy Kviatkovskyi (UKR)
14   Mehdi Taghavi (IRI)
14   Leonid Bazan (BUL)
16   Alan Gogaev (RUS)
17   Jared Frayer (USA)
18   Haithem Ben Alayech (TUN)
18   Abdou Omar (EGY)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Men's 66kg Freestyle". london2012.com. Archived from the original on 2012-08-23. Retrieved 19 August 2012.

External linksEdit