Wrestling at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's freestyle 96 kg

Men's freestyle 96 kg 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 96 kg
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Olympic Freestyle Wrestling at Excel - 96kg Gold Medal Winner - Victory Ceremony 002.jpg
Men's freestyle 96 kg victory ceremony
VenueExCeL Exhibition Centre
Date12 August
Competitors19 from 19 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Jake Varner  United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Valeriy Andriytsev  Ukraine
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Giorgi Gogshelidze  Georgia
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Khetag Gazyumov  Azerbaijan
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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
  • R — Retired
  • W — Won by walkover

FinalEdit

Final
    
  Jake Varner (USA) 1 1  
  Valeriy Andriytsev (UKR) 0 0  

Top halfEdit

Qualifications 1/8 finals Quarterfinals Semifinals
         
              Saleh Emara (EGY)        
              Giorgi Gogshelidze (GEO) W      
                Giorgi Gogshelidze (GEO) 1 1    
                Nicolae Ceban (MDA) 0 0    
              Nicolae Ceban (MDA) 1 0 1  
              Sinivie Boltic (NGR) 0 1 0  
                Giorgi Gogshelidze (GEO) 2 0 0
                Jake Varner (USA) 0 1 1
              Khetag Pliev (CAN) 0 2 1  
              Javier Cortina (CUB) 2 2 0  
                Khetag Pliev (CAN) 0 0    
                Jake Varner (USA) 1 1    
              Jake Varner (USA) 1 0 1          
              Kurban Kurbanov (UZB) 0 1 0          
         

Bottom halfEdit

Qualifications 1/8 finals Quarterfinals Semifinals
         
              Valeriy Andriytsev (UKR) 2 4    
              Rustam Iskandari (TJK) 1 0    
                Valeriy Andriytsev (UKR) 0 1 4  
                Khetag Gazyumov (AZE) 1 0 1  
              Ruslan Sheikhau (BLR) 0 0    
              Khetag Gazyumov (AZE) 1 1    
                Valeriy Andriytsev (UKR) 5    
                Reza Yazdani (IRI) 0R    
              Reza Yazdani (IRI) 0 3 3  
  Abdusalam Gadisov (RUS) 1 1         Abdusalam Gadisov (RUS) 3 0 1  
  Taimuraz Tigiyev (KAZ) 1 0           Reza Yazdani (IRI) 2 4    
  Serhat Balcı (TUR) 1 0 0         Magomed Musaev (KGZ) 0 2    
  Magomed Musaev (KGZ) 0 1 2       Magomed Musaev (KGZ) 1 2            
  Nathaniel Tuamoheloa (ASA)             Takao Isokawa (JPN) 0 1            
  Takao Isokawa (JPN) W      

RepechageEdit

Repechage round 2 Bronze medal bout
  Kurban Kurbanov (UZB) 1 4       Kurban Kurbanov (UZB) 1 0 0
  Khetag Pliev (CAN) 0 1       Giorgi Gogshelidze (GEO) 0 4 2
  Rustam Iskandari (TJK) 1 0       Khetag Gazyumov (AZE) W    
  Khetag Gazyumov (AZE) 3 3       Reza Yazdani (IRI)      

Final standingEdit

Rank Athlete
    Jake Varner (USA)
    Valeriy Andriytsev (UKR)
    Giorgi Gogshelidze (GEO)
    Khetag Gazyumov (AZE)
5   Kurban Kurbanov (UZB)
5   Reza Yazdani (IRI)
7   Magomed Musaev (KGZ)
8   Takao Isokawa (JPN)
9   Abdusalam Gadisov (RUS)
10   Khetag Pliev (CAN)
11   Nicolae Ceban (MDA)
12   Rustam Iskandari (TJK)
13   Javier Cortina (CUB)
14   Sinivie Boltic (NGR)
14   Taimuraz Tigiyev (KAZ)
16   Serhat Balcı (TUR)
17   Ruslan Sheikhau (BLR)
18   Nathaniel Tuamoheloa (ASA)
19   Saleh Emara (EGY)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Men's 96kg Freestyle". london2012.com. Archived from the original on 2012-08-22. Retrieved 19 August 2012.

External linksEdit