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Wrestling at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games:

Men's Welterweight, 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: CUB Filiberto Azcuy
Silver: FIN Marko Asell
Bronze: POL Józef Tracz

Summary

The defending champion was Mnatsakan Iskandaryan, who had won the 1994 World title, but he had otherwise not been that impressive in the ensuing two years. In the semi-finals he met Cuban Filiberto Azcuy, bronze medalist at the 1995 Worlds, and the 1995 Pan American Games Champion. Azcuy eked out a 5-4 victory to advance to the final against Finland’s Marko Asell, who was completely unheralded. Azcuy had little trouble with the Finn, winning 8-2 to take the gold medal. Azcuy would return and win another gold medal in 2000 at Sydney, although the weight classes were slightly different.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal CP TP
1 Filiberto Azcuy 23 Cuba CUB Gold
2 Marko Asell 26 Finland FIN Silver
3 Józef Tracz 31 Poland POL Bronze
4 Erik Hahn 25 Germany GER
5 Mnatsakan Iskandaryan 29 Russia RUS
6 Tamás Berzicza 20 Hungary HUN
7 Kim Jin-Su 22 South Korea KOR
8 Takamitsu Katayama 24 Japan JPN
9 Marty Morgan 29 United States USA 6 13
10 Torbjörn Kornbakk 31 Sweden SWE 6 11
11 Bakhtiyar Bayseitov 24 Kazakhstan KAZ 6 8
12 Jaroslav Zeman 34 Czech Republic CZE 4 8
13 Nazmi Avluca 19 Turkey TUR 3 3
14 Vladimir Kopytov 30 Belarus BLR 2 4
15 Aziz Khalfi 23 Morocco MAR 1 2
16 Youssef Bouguerra 26 Algeria ALG 1 2
17 Nestor García 29 Venezuela VEN 1 1
18 Rodolfo Hernández 26 Mexico MEX 0 0
AC Stoyan Stoyanov 27 Bulgaria BUL DQ
AC Artur Dzyhazov 34 Ukraine UKR DQ