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Wrestling at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games:

Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Date Started: July 21, 1996
Date Finished: July 22, 1996
Format: Single-elimination tournament with classification rounds for placements.

Gold: POL Włodzimierz Zawadzki
Silver: CUB Juan Luis Marén
Bronze: TUR Mehmet Akif Pirim

Summary

This was expected to be an easy victory for Russian [Sergey Martynov], who had won the last four World Championships, and three of the last five Europeans, including earlier in 1996. In round two he was drawn against Juan Luis Marén, the bronze medalist from Barcelona, and Marén knocked Martynov out of gold medal contention, defeating him 5-4. Marén went to the final where he met Poland’s [Włodzimierz Zawadzki], medalist at the 1994-95 Worlds, and the 1991 and 1995 European Champion. Zawadzki won a well-fought match, 3-1, to take the gold medal. Marén would win another silver medal in this class, his third Olympic medal, at Sydney in 2000.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal CP TP
1 Włodzimierz Zawadzki 28 Poland POL Gold
2 Juan Luis Marén 25 Cuba CUB Silver
3 Mehmet Akif Pirim 27 Turkey TUR Bronze
4 K'oba Guliashvili 28 Georgia GEO
5 Ivan Ivanov 27 Bulgaria BUL
6 Hrihoriy Kamyshenko 24 Ukraine UKR
7 Mkhitar Manukyan 23 Armenia ARM
8 Sergey Martynov 25 Russia RUS
9 Choi Sang-Seon 24 South Korea KOR 7 18
10 David Zuniga 28 United States USA 5 10
11 Ahad Pazach 26 Iran IRI 5 8
12 Hu Guohong 27 China CHN 4 9
13 Igor Petrenko 28 Belarus BLR 4 8
14 Usama Aziz 23 Sweden SWE 4 7
15 Marco Sánchez 26 Puerto Rico PUR 2 8
16 Bakhodir Kurbanov 23 Uzbekistan UZB 2 4
17 Aristidis Roumbenian 30 Greece GRE 2 2
18 Ainsley Robinson 24 Canada CAN 1 2
19 Winston Santos 28 Venezuela VEN 0 0