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Wrestling at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Men's Welterweight, Freestyle

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney Exhibition Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 29, 2000
Date Finished: October 1, 2000
Format: Round-robin pools, winner of each pool advanced to single-elimination tournament.

Gold: CAN Daniel Igali
Silver: RUS Arsen Gitinov
Bronze: USA Lincoln McIlravy

Summary

At the 1999 World Championships, Nigerian-born Canadian Daniel Igali had defeated American Lincoln McIlravy in the final. Both were in Sydney and expected to contend for the gold medal. They made the knockout phase but were unfortunately drawn against each other in the semi-final, with Igali winning a 6-3 decision in overtime. The other semi matched Russian Arsen Gitinov against Belarussian Sergey Demchenko, neither of whom had major international palmares. Gitinov won that match to face Igali in the final, but he was no match for the Canadian, as Igali won the gold medal, 7-4. McIlravy won the bronze medal, defeating Demchenko 3-1, which gave him his third consecutive major international medal, after World silver in 1998 and bronze in 1999.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal CP TP
1 Daniel Igali 26 Canada CAN Gold
2 Arsen Gitinov 23 Russia RUS Silver
3 Lincoln McIlravy 26 United States USA Bronze
4 Sergey Demchenko 26 Belarus BLR
5 Yosvany Sánchez 24 Cuba CUB
6 Ion Diaconu 23 Moldova MDA
7 Arayik Gevorgyan 27 Armenia ARM 9 23
8 Almaz Askarov 27 Kyrgyzstan KGZ 7 13
9 Yüksel Şanlı 26 Turkey TUR 4 9
10 Amir Tavakolian 29 Iran IRI 4 7
11 Zaza Zazirov 28 Ukraine UKR 4 6
12 Takahiro Wada 28 Japan JPN 4 6
13 Cameron Johnston 29 Australia AUS 4 0
14 Edison Hurtado 28 Colombia COL 3 3
15 Petar Kasabov 21 Bulgaria BUL 3 3
16 Nikolaos Loizidis 20 Greece GRE 2 3
17 Emzarios Betinidis 25 Georgia GEO 1 4
18 Mariusz Dąbrowski 23 Poland POL 1 2
19 Ruslan Veliyev 25 Kazakhstan KAZ 1 1
20 Ibo Oziti 26 Nigeria NGR 0 1