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Wrestling at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's Middleweight, 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 14, 2016
Date Finished: August 14, 2016
Format: Single elimination tournament. Competitors losing to the finalists entered repechage tournament for bronze medals.

Gold: RUS Roman Vlasov
Silver: DEN Mark O. Madsen
Bronze: IRI Saeid Abdevali
KOR Kim Hyeon-Wu

Summary

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 – 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 Madsen’s 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 [Božo Starčević] of Croatia on a legal move, and while officials awarded Starčević two points, they stopped the bout when they realized Vlasov had blacked out. Madsen beat Hungary’s [Péter Bácsi], competing in his third Olympics, in the other semi-final, sending Starčević and Bácsi to the bronze medal matches. There, the 2014 World champion Bácsi lost to 2011 World champion [Saeid Abdevali] of Iran, while Starčević lost to Kim.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal CP Victories by Fall Victories by Technical Superiority TP Technical Points Received
1 Roman Vlasov 25 Russia RUS Gold 13 0 1 26 9
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
3T Saeid Abdevali 26 Iran IRI Bronze 7 0 0 8 5
5T Božo Starčević 27 Croatia CRO 8 0 0 11 13
5T Péter Bácsi 33 Hungary HUN 12 0 2 24 6
7 Elvin Mürsəliyev 27 Azerbaijan AZE 6 0 0 7 7
8 Viktor Nemeš 23 Serbia SRB 4 0 0 8 8
9 Yang Bin 27 China CHN 4 0 0 6 11
10 Doszhan Kartikov 27 Kazakhstan KAZ 4 0 0 3 5
11 Daniel Aleksandrov 24 Bulgaria BUL 3 0 0 3 10
12 Andy Bisek 29 United States USA 3 0 0 1 2
13 Arsen Julfalakyan 29 Armenia ARM 1 0 0 2 3
14 Dilshodzhon Turdiyev 24 Uzbekistan UZB 1 0 0 2 6
15T Selçuk Çebi 34 Turkey TUR 1 0 0 1 2
15T Mahmoud Fawzy 24 Egypt EGY 1 0 0 1 2
17 Yurisandy Hernández 26 Cuba CUB 0 0 0 1
18 Zurabi Datunashvili 25 Georgia GEO 0 0 0 2
19 Zied Ait Ouagram 27 Morocco MAR 0 0 0 5
20 Carlos Muñoz 24 Colombia COL 0 0 0 9