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Wrestling at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Men's Super-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): China Agricultural University Gymnasium, Beijing
Date Started: August 14, 2008
Date Finished: August 14, 2008
Format: Single elimination tournament. Competitors losing to the finalists entered repechage tournament for bronze medals.

Gold: CUB Mijaín López
Silver: RUS Khasan Baroyev
Bronze: LTU Mindaugas Mizgaitis
ARM Yury Patrikeyev
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The last three World Championships had been won by Cuba’s Mijaín López (2005 / 2007) and Russian Khasan Baroyev (2006), who was also the defending Olympic Champion. As expected they met in the final in Beijing, with López winning the gold medal in straight periods. López would return to defend his gold medal at London in 2012, and also won the Worlds in 2009-10, and in 2011 would win his third straight gold medal at the Pan American Games. The bronze medals went to Lithuania’s Mindaugas Mizgaitis and Armenia’s Yury Patrikeyev. Patrikeyev was actually Russian and had been 2002 and 2004 European Champion, but was bypassed for the 2004 Olympics in favor of Baroyev, so Patrikeyev left the Russian team and started competing for Armenia in 2005.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Mijaín López 25 Cuba CUB Gold
2 Khasan Baroyev 25 Russia RUS Silver
3T Mindaugas Mizgaitis 28 Lithuania LTU Bronze
3T Yury Patrikeyev 28 Armenia ARM Bronze
5T Yannick Szczepaniak 28 France FRA
5T Jalmar Sjöberg 23 Sweden SWE
7 Dremiel Byers 33 United States USA
8 Mihály Deák-Bárdos 33 Hungary HUN
9 Liu Deli 28 China CHN
10 Anton Botev 22 Azerbaijan AZE
11 Sergey Artyukhin 31 Belarus BLR
12 Marek Mikulski 27 Poland POL
13 Ivan Ivanov 21 Bulgaria BUL
14 David Saldadze 30 Uzbekistan UZB
15 Masoud Hashemzadeh 26 Iran IRI
16 Ari Taub 37 Canada CAN
17 Oleksandr Chernetskiy 24 Ukraine UKR
18 Panagiotis Papadopoulos 23 Greece GRE
19 Yasser Abdel Rahman Sakr 30 Egypt EGY
20 Rıza Kayaalp 18 Turkey TUR