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Wrestling at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's freestyle 53 kg

Women's freestyle 53 kg competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, took place on August 18 at the Carioca Arena 2 in Barra da Tijuca.[1]

Women's freestyle 53 kg
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
2016 Summer Olympics Women's wrestling 53 kg awarding ceremony 2.jpg
VenueCarioca Arena 2
Date18 August
Competitors19 from 19 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Helen Maroulis  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Saori Yoshida  Japan
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Nataliya Synyshyn  Azerbaijan
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Sofia Mattsson  Sweden
2020 →

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 in each round is the winner of that rounds; the bout ends when one wrestler has won two rounds (and thus the match).



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

Date Time Event
18 August 2016 10:00 Qualification rounds
16:00 Repechage
17:00 Finals



  Saori Yoshida (JPN) 1
  Helen Maroulis (USA) 4

Top halfEdit

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals
          Saori Yoshida (JPN) 4  
          Nataliya Synyshyn (AZE) 0  
            Saori Yoshida (JPN) 9  
            Isabelle Sambou (SEN) 0  
          Isabelle Sambou (SEN) 5F  
          Nguyễn Thị Lụa (VIE) 0  
            Saori Yoshida (JPN) 6
            Betzabeth Argüello (VEN) 0
          Maria Prevolaraki (GRE) 5  
          Babita Kumari (IND) 1  
            Maria Prevolaraki (GRE) 3  
            Betzabeth Argüello (VEN) 6  
          Betzabeth Argüello (VEN) 8F      
          Joseph Essombe (CMR) 0      

Bottom halfEdit

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals
          Sofia Mattsson (SWE) 8F  
          Odunayo Adekuoroye (NGR) 0  
            Sofia Mattsson (SWE) 10  
            Katarzyna Krawczyk (POL) 3  
          Katarzyna Krawczyk (POL) 8  
          Erdenechimegiin Sumiyaa (MGL) 6  
            Sofia Mattsson (SWE) 0
            Helen Maroulis (USA) 8F
          Bediha Gün (TUR) 0  
  Jong Myong-suk (PRK) 11       Jong Myong-suk (PRK) 10  
  Jillian Gallays (CAN) 0         Jong Myong-suk (PRK) 4  
  Yuliya Khalvadzhy (UKR) 1         Helen Maroulis (USA) 7  
  Helen Maroulis (USA) 12       Helen Maroulis (USA) 10      
  Zhong Xuechun (CHN) 6       Zhong Xuechun (CHN) 0      
  Nina Hemmer (GER) 1  


Repechage round 1 Repechage round 2 Bronze medals
        Nataliya Synyshyn (AZE) 4     Nataliya Synyshyn (AZE) 2
        Isabelle Sambou (SEN) 0     Betzabeth Argüello (VEN) 1
  Yuliya Khalvadzhy (UKR) 1     Zhong Xuechun (CHN) 5     Zhong Xuechun (CHN) 0
  Zhong Xuechun (CHN) 11     Jong Myong-suk (PRK) 5     Sofia Mattsson (SWE) 6F

Final standingEdit

Rank Athlete
    Helen Maroulis (USA)
    Saori Yoshida (JPN)
    Nataliya Synyshyn (AZE)
    Sofia Mattsson (SWE)
5   Betzabeth Argüello (VEN)
5   Zhong Xuechun (CHN)
7   Jong Myong-suk (PRK)
8   Isabelle Sambou (SEN)
9   Katarzyna Krawczyk (POL)
10   Maria Prevolaraki (GRE)
11   Yuliya Khalvadzhy (UKR)
12   Erdenechimegiin Sumiyaa (MGL)
13   Babita Kumari (IND)
14   Nina Hemmer (GER)
15   Nguyễn Thị Lụa (VIE)
16   Joseph Essombe (CMR)
17   Odunayo Adekuoroye (NGR)
18   Bediha Gün (TUR)
19   Jillian Gallays (CAN)


  1. ^ "Wrestling: Women's Freestyle 53kg Standings". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 22 September 2016. Retrieved 25 September 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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