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Wrestling at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle

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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.

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