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Wrestling at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games:

Men's Middleweight, Freestyle

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Date Started: July 30, 1996
Date Finished: July 31, 1996
Format: Single-elimination tournament with classification rounds for placements.

Gold: RUS Khadzhimurat Magomedov
Silver: KOR Yang Hyeong-Mo
Bronze: IRI Amir Reza Khadem Azgadhi
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Summary

This class was wide open as the last few internationals had been spread among various wrestlers, and the 1995 World Champion, Kevin Jackson, did not make the American team for Atlanta. The final came down to two unheralded wrestlers, Russia’s Khadzhimurat Magomedov and Korea’s Yang Hyeong-Mo, with the match going to overtime, Magomedov winning 2-1 at the 8-minute time limit. In the second round, Kazakh Elmadi Zhabrailov defeated his brother, Gusman Jabrailov, who was wrestling for Moldova, 10-8. Gusman Jabrailov was the 1994 World Champion, while Elmadi had been runner-up in 1995. They were both native Chechnyans and refused to compete for Russia because of the war against Checnya.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal CP TP
1 Khadzhimurat Magomedov 22 Russia RUS Gold
2 Yang Hyeong-Mo 25 South Korea KOR Silver
3 Amir Reza Khadem Azgadhi 26 Iran IRI Bronze
4 Sebahattin Öztürk 27 Turkey TUR
5 Mogamed Ibragimov 21 Azerbaijan AZE
6 Elmadi Zhabrailov 30 Kazakhstan KAZ
7 Les Gutches 23 United States USA
8 Ariel Ramos 25 Cuba CUB
9 Gusman Jabrailov 34 Moldova MDA 9 22
10 Avtandil Gogolishvili 32 Georgia GEO 7 14
11 Hidekazu Yokoyama 25 Japan JPN 6 12
12 Plamen Penev 20 Bulgaria BUL 5 10
13 Nicolae Ghiţă 28 Romania ROU 4 8
14 László Dvorák 31 Hungary HUN 4 7
15 Ruslan Khinchagov 26 Uzbekistan UZB 4 5
16 Serhiy Hubryniuk 26 Ukraine UKR 3 3
17T Luis Varela 24 Venezuela VEN 2 4
17T Orlando Rosa 28 Puerto Rico PUR 2 4
19T Cris Brown 33 Australia AUS 1 2
19T Aleksandr Savko 29 Belarus BLR 1 2
21 Alioune Diouf 29 Senegal SEN 1 2