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Wrestling at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's freestyle 97 kg

Men's freestyle 97 kg competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, took place on August 21 at the Carioca Arena 2 in Barra da Tijuca.[1]

Men's freestyle 97 kg
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
2016 Summer Olympics, Men's Freestyle Wrestling 97 kg awarding ceremony2.jpg
VenueCarioca Arena 2
Date21 August
Competitors19 from 19 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Kyle Snyder  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Khetag Gazyumov  Azerbaijan
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Albert Saritov  Romania
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Magomed Ibragimov  Uzbekistan
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This freestyle wrestling competition consists of a single-elimination tournament, with a repechage used to determine the winner of two bronze medals. The two finalists face off for gold and silver medals. Each wrestler who loses to one of the two finalists moves 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 consists of a single round within a six-minute limit. The wrestler who scores more points is the winner.



All times are Time in Brazil (UTC−03:00)

Date Time Event
21 August 2016 08:30 Qualification rounds
13:00 Repechage
13:45 Finals



  Kyle Snyder (USA) 2
  Khetag Gazyumov (AZE) 1

Top halfEdit

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals
          Kyle Snyder (USA) 10  
          Javier Cortina (CUB) 3  
            Kyle Snyder (USA) 7  
            Albert Saritov (ROU) 0  
          Albert Saritov (ROU) 5  
          Nicolae Ceban (MDA) 2  
            Kyle Snyder (USA) 9
            Elizbar Odikadze (GEO) 4
          José Daniel Díaz (VEN) 0  
          Mamed Ibragimov (KAZ) 11  
            Mamed Ibragimov (KAZ) 1  
            Elizbar Odikadze (GEO) 6  
          Elizbar Odikadze (GEO) 8      
          Georgy Ketoyev (ARM) 1      

Bottom halfEdit

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals
          Dorjkhandyn Khüderbulga (MGL) 0  
          Magomed Musaev (KGZ) 9  
            Magomed Musaev (KGZ) 2  
            Valerii Andriitsev (UKR) 5  
          Valerii Andriitsev (UKR) 8  
          Anzor Boltukaev (RUS) 5  
            Valerii Andriitsev (UKR) 0
            Khetag Gazyumov (AZE) 11
          Soso Tamarau (NGR) 0  
  Magomed Ibragimov (UZB) 0       Magomed Ibragimov (UZB) 13  
  Bedopassa Buassat (GBS) 0R         Magomed Ibragimov (UZB) 3  
  Reza Yazdani (IRI) 10         Khetag Gazyumov (AZE) 12  
  İbrahim Bölükbaşı (TUR) 0       Reza Yazdani (IRI) 1      
  Radosław Baran (POL) 0       Khetag Gazyumov (AZE) 2      
  Khetag Gazyumov (AZE) 3  


Repechage round 1 Repechage round 2 Bronze medals
        Javier Cortina (CUB) 1     Albert Saritov (ROU) 10
        Albert Saritov (ROU) 8     Elizbar Odikadze (GEO) 0
  Radosław Baran (POL) 2     Reza Yazdani (IRI) 0     Magomed Ibragimov (UZB) 6
  Reza Yazdani (IRI) 5     Magomed Ibragimov (UZB) 5F     Valerii Andriitsev (UKR) 4

Final standingEdit

Rank Athlete
    Kyle Snyder (USA)
    Khetag Gazyumov (AZE)
    Albert Saritov (ROU)
    Magomed Ibragimov (UZB)
5   Elizbar Odikadze (GEO)
5   Valerii Andriitsev (UKR)
7   Reza Yazdani (IRI)
8   Mamed Ibragimov (KAZ)
9   Magomed Musaev (KGZ)
10   Javier Cortina (CUB)
11   Anzor Boltukaev (RUS)
12   Nicolae Ceban (MDA)
13   Radosław Baran (POL)
14   Georgy Ketoev (ARM)
15   Bedopassa Buassat (GBS)
16   Dorjkhandyn Khüderbulga (MGL)
17   İbrahim Bölükbaşı (TUR)
18   José Daniel Díaz (VEN)
19   Soso Tamarau (NGR)


  1. ^ "Wrestling: Men's Freestyle 97kg Standings". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 22 September 2016. Retrieved 25 September 2016.

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