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Wrestling at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle

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Events:

Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Ano Liosia Olympic Hall, Ano Liossia
Date Started: August 28, 2004
Date Finished: August 29, 2004
Format: Round-robin pools, winner of each pool advanced to single-elimination tournament.

Gold: RUS Khadzhimurat Gatsalov
Silver: UZB Magamed Ibragimov
Bronze: IRI Ali Reza Heidari

Summary

Georgia’s [Eldar K’urt’anidze], Olympic bronze medalist in 2000, had won the last two World Championships, defeating Iran’s [Ali Reza Heidari] in the final both years. They met in the first match of pool four in Athina, with Heidari winning 3-2, and effectively eliminating K’urt’anidze from medal contention. Heidari went to the semi-finals, but he lost there to Uzbeki [Magamed Ibragimov]. Ibragimov met Russian [Khadzhimurat Gatsalov], two-time European Champion, in the final. It was not a contest as Gatsalov won the gold medal, 4-1. Heidari held on to win the bronze medal by defeating American [Daniel Cormier] in a close match, 3-2.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal CP TP
1 Khadzhimurat Gatsalov 21 Russia RUS Gold
2 Magamed Ibragimov 20 Uzbekistan UZB Silver
3 Ali Reza Heidari 28 Iran IRI Bronze
4 Daniel Cormier 25 United States USA
5 Rüstəm Ağayev 22 Azerbaijan AZE
6 Wang Yuanyuan 26 China CHN
7 Aleksandr Shemarov 29 Belarus BLR 6 8
8 Eldar K'urt'anidze 32 Georgia GEO 5 8
9 Fatih Çakıroğlu 23 Turkey TUR 5 5
10 Islam Bayramukov 33 Kazakhstan KAZ 4 9
11 Bartłomiej Bartnicki 23 Poland POL 4 5
12 Peter Pecha 28 Slovakia SVK 4 5
13 Alexandros Laliotis 31 Greece GRE 4 4
14 Vadym Tasoiev 29 Ukraine UKR 3 6
15 Aleksey Krupnyakov 26 Kyrgyzstan KGZ 3 3
16 Rolf Scherrer 32 Switzerland SUI 2 2
17 Krasimir Kochev 30 Bulgaria BUL 1 2
18 Nico Jacobs 23 Namibia NAM 1 1
19 Radovan Valach 28 Austria AUT 1 1
20 Antoine Jaoude 27 Brazil BRA 0 0
21 Tüvshintöriin Enkhtuyaa 22 Mongolia MGL 0 0