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Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): China Agricultural University Gymnasium, Beijing
Date Started: August 12, 2008
Date Finished: August 12, 2008
Format: Single elimination tournament. Competitors losing to the finalists entered repechage tournament for bronze medals.

Gold: RUS Nazyr Mankiyev
Silver: AZE Rövşən Bayramov
Bronze: ARM Roman Amoyan
KOR Park Eun-Chul

Summary

The heavy favorite was Iran’s Hamid Sourian, who had won the last three World Championships. In the quarter-finals he met Russian Nazyr Mankiyev, who had won the 2008 World Cup, and was third at the 2007 World Championships. The match was very close with all three periods ending in a tie, but Mankiyev won the third-period tie-breaker, and the match, to move on. He then defeated 2007 World Championship silver medalist Park Eun-Chul of Korea, also taking three periods to defeat him. The final came down to Mankiyev against Azerbaijani Rövşən Bayramov, twice a European Champion (2007-08). This time Mankiyev won in straight periods to claim the gold medal. Bayramov would repeat as silver medalist at London in 2012.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Nazyr Mankiyev 23 Russia RUS Gold
2 Rövşən Bayramov 21 Azerbaijan AZE Silver
3T Roman Amoyan 24 Armenia ARM Bronze
3T Park Eun-Chul 27 South Korea KOR Bronze
5T Yagnier Hernández 25 Cuba CUB
5T Hamid Sourian 22 Iran IRI
7 Kristijan Fris 24 Serbia SRB
8 Spenser Mango 22 United States USA
9 Lasha Gogit'idze 21 Georgia GEO
10 Ildar Khafizov 20 Uzbekistan UZB
11 Yuriy Koval 28 Ukraine UKR
12 Virgil Munteanu 20 Romania ROU
13 Aset Imanbayev 26 Kazakhstan KAZ
14 Anders Nyblom 26 Denmark DEN
15 Cha Kwang-Su 29 North Korea PRK
16 Mostafa Mohamed 22 Egypt EGY
17T Jiao Huafeng 26 China CHN
17T Venelin Venkov 26 Bulgaria BUL
19 Elgin Elvais 23 Palau PLW