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Wrestling at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games:

Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Date Started: July 19, 1996
Date Finished: July 20, 1996
Format: Single-elimination tournament with classification rounds for placements.

Gold: POL Andrzej Wroński
Silver: BLR Sergey Lishtvan
Bronze: SWE Mikael Ljungberg

Summary

Three wrestlers were expected to contend for the medals. Poland’s Andrzej Wroński was Olympic gold medalist in this class in 1988 and had finished fourth in 1992, and had won the Worlds and Europeans in 1994. Belarussian Sergey Lishtvan had won the 1996 European Championships. Sweden’s Mikael Ljungberg was World Champion in 1993 and 1995. Also highly considered was Cuba’s Héctor Milián, the defending gold medalist. Form held in this class as the semi-finals came down to Lishtvan against Ljungberg, and Wroński against Milián. Both matches were close but Wroński and Lishtvan advanced to the final. The final was excruciatingly boring, ending in a scoreless tie, decided by an officials’ decision, as Wroński won his second gold medal. Ljungberg won the bronze medal and would return in 2000 at Sydney and win the gold medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal CP TP
1 Andrzej Wroński 31 Poland POL Gold
2 Sergey Lishtvan 25 Belarus BLR Silver
3 Mikael Ljungberg 26 Sweden SWE Bronze
4 Teymuraz Edisherashvili 22 Russia RUS
5 Héctor Milián 28 Cuba CUB
6 Igor Grabovetchi 28 Moldova MDA
7 Heorhiy Soldadze 23 Ukraine UKR
8 Todor Manov 27 Bulgaria BUL
9 Takashi Nonomura 27 Japan JPN 7 13
10 Stipe Damjanović 26 Croatia CRO 6 12
11 Urs Bürgler 24 Switzerland SUI 6 15
12 Jason Gleasman 21 United States USA 5 16
13 Giuseppe Giunta 23 Italy ITA 4 3
14 Bak'ur Gogit'idze 22 Georgia GEO 4 4
15 Emilio Suárez 27 Venezuela VEN 3 3
16 Ba Yanchuan 24 China CHN 1 2
17T Mohamed Naouar 31 Tunisia TUN 0 0
17T Mohamed Basri 25 Morocco MAR 0 0
17T Juan Diego Giraldo 21 Colombia COL 0 0
17T Colbie Bell 24 Canada CAN 0 0