You Are Here > > > > > Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Wrestling at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Wrestling at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:

Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Carioca Arena 2, Barra Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 15, 2016
Date Finished: August 15, 2016
Format: Single elimination tournament. Competitors losing to the finalists entered repechage tournament for bronze medals.

Gold: RUS Davit Chakvetadze
Silver: UKR Zhan Beleniuk
Bronze: BLR Dzhavid Gamzatov
GER Denis Kudla

Summary

The number one contender for the 85 kg gold medal included the ever-consistent world-ranked number one Ukrainian, [Zhan Beleniuk], who entered the Rio Olympic Games as the European and World champion, and looking for his “remaining unfulfilled goal” of Olympic gold. Also heavily favored was [Saman Tahmasebi] of Azerbaijan who had bested Beleniuk in 2014, but was revenged in 2015. [Davit Chakvetadze], the Georgian-born Russian and 2015 European Games champion, entered the day ranked third in the world and found himself in the gold medal bout with Beleniuk.

Late in the gold medal final first period, Beleniuk took a 2-0 lead into the break, but the Russian controlled the second period grabbing a 3-2 advantage, throwing Beleniuk for a four-point take-down and adding two more points before the end of the bout to win the match 9-2 and win that elusive gold medal.

The bronze medals were won by [Denis Kudla] of Germany and [Dzhavid Gamzatov] of Belarus – the 2013 World Championships bronze medalist. Kudla, who lost by technical fall to Chakvetadze in the quarter-finals, fought back through the repêchage to fight for bronze. Behind 3-2 late in that bout against Hungary's [Viktor Lőrincz], Kudla was awarded a penalty point with 34 seconds left that give him the edge on criteria. He held on to win the match and then collapsed to the ground in excitement. Gamzatov defeated [Nikolay Bayryakov] of Bulgaria for the other bronze.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal Victories by Fall Victories by Technical Superiority TP Technical Points Received CP
1 Davit Chakvetadze 23 Russia RUS Gold 1 1 36 5 18
2 Zhan Beleniuk 25 Ukraine UKR Silver 0 2 27 10 12
3T Dzhavid Gamzatov 26 Belarus BLR Bronze 0 1 17 7 10
3T Denis Kudla 21 Germany GER Bronze 0 0 7 13 12
5T Nikolay Bayryakov 26 Bulgaria BUL 0 0 8 15 8
5T Viktor Lőrincz 26 Hungary HUN 0 1 18 11 12
7 Habibollah Akhlaghi 31 Iran IRI 0 1 16 12 8
8 Rustam Assakalov 32 Uzbekistan UZB 0 0 7 5 4
9 Roberti Kobliashvili 22 Georgia GEO 0 0 6 1 4
10 Amer Hrustanovic 28 Austria AUT 0 0 4 12 3
11 Rami Hietaniemi 33 Finland FIN 0 0 3 4 1
12 Ben Provisor 26 United States USA 0 0 3 6 1
13 Saman Tahmasebi 31 Azerbaijan AZE 0 0 2 6 1
14 Ahmed Mohamed Ibrahim Saad 27 Egypt EGY 0 0 1 11 1
15 Zhanarbek Kenzheyev 30 Kyrgyzstan KGZ 0 0 0 2
16 Maksim Manukyan 28 Armenia ARM 0 0 0 3
17T Adem Boudjemline 22 Algeria ALG 0 0 0 4
17T Peng Fei 24 China CHN 0 0 0 4
19 Alfonso Leyva 23 Mexico MEX 0 0 0 5
20 Ravinder Khatri 24 India IND 0 0 0 9
21 Kristoffer Berg 21 Sweden SWE 0 0 0 10