Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Carioca Arena 2, Barra Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 14, 2016
Date Finished: August 14, 2016
Format: Single elimination tournament. Competitors losing to the finalists entered repechage tournament for bronze medals.
|Bronze:|| Stig AndrÃ© Berge
Iranâs seven-time World and 2012 Olympic champion, [Hamid Sourian] entered Rio hoping that when he left, he was one of the greatest of all time. Challengers included [RÃ¶vÅÉn Bayramov] of Azerbaijan (double Olympic silver medalist â 2008, 2012), 2013 World champion [Yun Won-Chol] from North Korea, Cubaâs [Ismael Borrero Molina] (2015 World champion), and Uzbekistanâs [Elmurat Tasmuradov] (twice World bronze medalist). But in the round of 32, Sourian was beaten by Japanâs [Shinobu Ota], followed by a loss to [Almat Kebispayev] of Kazakhstan in the repÃªchage round, putting an end to his campaign.
It was the Cuban, Borrero Molina who dominated Ota, the 2014 Asian Games silver medalist, 8-0 in the gold medal final, giving Cuba their first gold medal of the Rio Games.
For the bronze medals, Norway's [Stig AndrÃ© Berge], the 2014 World Championships bronze medalist, and three-time Olympian, beat [RÃ¶vÅÉn Bayramov] of Azerbaijan - the World and twice European champion, and two-time Olympic silver medalist. The medal was Norwayâs first Olympic wrestling medal in 24 years since [Jon Roeninngen] (NOR) won the gold medal in 52 kg at Barcelona in 1992.
In the other bronze medal bout, Uzbekistanâs [Elmurat Tasmuradov] (twice World bronze medalist) had a four-point throw in the last 90 seconds to beat 2012 Olympian [Arsen Eraliyev] of Kyrgyzstan 13-8 â only the second Olympic Games medal in Greco-Roman for Uzbekistan after [Aleksandr Dokturishvili] won gold in 74 kg at Athens 2004.
|Rank||Athlete||Age||Team||NOC||Medal||CP||Victories by Fall||Victories by Technical Superiority||TP||Technical Points Received|
|3T||Stig AndrÃ© Berge||33||Norway||NOR||Bronze||12||0||0||8||5|
|9||Jesse Thielke||24||United States||USA||4||0||1||8||9|
|10||Yun Won-Chol||27||North Korea||PRK||3||0||0||8||12|
|14||Lee Jung-Baik||29||South Korea||KOR||0||0||0||2|