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Wrestling at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games:

Men's Light-Flyweight, Freestyle

Wrestling at the 1996 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

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Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Date Started: July 29, 1996
Date Finished: July 30, 1996
Format: Single-elimination tournament with classification rounds for placements.

Gold: PRK Kim Il-Ong
Silver: ARM Armen Mkrtchyan
Bronze: CUB Alexis Vila
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Summary

This class would be discontinued after 1996, as the International Wrestling Federation (FILA) shuffled weight limits to decrease the number of weight classes, as mandated by the IOC. North Korean Kim Il-Ong was the defending gold medalist but had not been permitted to compete internationally by his nation since 1992, until April 1996 when he was allowed to compete at the Asian Qualifying Tournament. In his absence Cuban Alexis Vila had won the 1993-94 World Championships and the 1995 World title had gone to Russian Vugar Orudzhov, who also won the Europeans that year. Kim again went through the tournament undefeated, however, despite his lack of international competition in the ensuring four years, and won the gold medal by defeating Armenian Armen Mkrtchyan in the final, 5-4. Vila and Orudzhov met for the bronze medal, won by Vila, 5-2.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal CP TP
1 Kim Il-Ong 24 North Korea PRK Gold
2 Armen Mkrtchyan 22 Armenia ARM Silver
3 Alexis Vila 25 Cuba CUB Bronze
4 Vugar Orudzhov 24 Russia RUS
5 Jeong Sun-Won 22 South Korea KOR
6 Vitalie Railean 20 Moldova MDA
7 Gheorghe Corduneanu 20 Romania ROU
8 Rob Eiter 28 United States USA
9 Isaac Jacob 22 Nigeria NGR 8 9
10 Viktor Yefteni 23 Ukraine UKR 6 11
11 Vlatko Sokolov 22 Macedonia MKD 5 18
12 Luvsan–Ishiin Sergelenbaatar 28 Mongolia MGL 5 9
13 Nikos Tskouaseli 26 Greece GRE 5 6
14 Fariborz Besarati 29 Sweden SWE 2 5
15 José Manuel Restrepo 21 Colombia COL 1 4
16 Paul Ragusa 25 Canada CAN 1 1
17T Filiberto Fernández 24 Mexico MEX 0 0
17T Mynor Ramírez 23 Guatemala GUA 0 0
17T Vladimir Torgovkin 31 Kyrgyzstan KGZ 0 0