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.
|Silver:||Mark O. Madsen|
|Bronze:|| Saeid Abdevali
The 75 kg field was considered to be pretty wide open despite the reigning World champion [Roman Vlasov] of Russia and the 2012 Olympic and 2013 World champion [Kim Hyeon-Wu] of South Korea, a veteran who had given Vlasov all he could handle in previous matches.
But the gold medal final was not only another old rivalry, but a rematch between Vlasov and 2015 World silver medalist [Mark O. Madsen] of Denmark â the five-time World Championship medalist who was also beaten by Vlasov at the 2012 Olympic Games, where he was fifth. They knew each other well having previously fought five times before. Midway through the first period of their gold medal match, Vlasov scored four points, and picked up another point in the next period after Madsenâs corner unsuccessfully challenged a call. And after giving up a point for passivity late in the match, Vlasov took a 5-1 victory over Madsen, winning his second Olympic gold medal.
In the semi-finals, Vlasov was in the lead when he was choked unconscious by [BoÅ¾o StarÄeviÄ] of Croatia on a legal move, and while officials awarded StarÄeviÄ two points, they stopped the bout when they realized Vlasov had blacked out. Madsen beat Hungaryâs [PÃ©ter BÃ¡csi], competing in his third Olympics, in the other semi-final, sending StarÄeviÄ and BÃ¡csi to the bronze medal matches. There, the 2014 World champion BÃ¡csi lost to 2011 World champion [Saeid Abdevali] of Iran, while StarÄeviÄ lost to Kim.
|Rank||Athlete||Age||Team||NOC||Medal||CP||Victories by Fall||Victories by Technical Superiority||TP||Technical Points Received|
|2||Mark O. Madsen||31||Denmark||DEN||Silver||10||0||0||7||6|
|3T||Kim Hyeon-Wu||27||South Korea||KOR||Bronze||7||0||0||14||12|
|12||Andy Bisek||29||United States||USA||3||0||0||1||2|
|19||Zied Ait Ouagram||27||Morocco||MAR||0||0||0||5|