Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Carioca Arena 2, Barra Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 20, 2016
Date Finished: August 20, 2016
Format: Single elimination tournament. Competitors losing to the finalists entered repechage tournament for bronze medals.
|Bronze:|| Ibragim Saidov
Despite being the double reigning World champion (2014, 2015) and 2013 bronze medalist, Turkeyâs [Taha AkgÃ¼l], did not enter the 2016 Rio Games world-ranked number one. That honor was left for Georgiaâs [Geno Petriashvili], the twice World bronze medalist (2013, 2015) who had beaten AkgÃ¼l at the European Championships earlier in the season. But it was Russiaâs [Bilyal Makhov] who probably had the strongest resumÃ© coming into Rio, having won Olympic bronze (2012) as well as three freestyle golds (2007, 2009, 2010) and two Greco-Roman bronzes (2014, 2015) in World Championship events.
AkgÃ¼l beat Mongoliaâs [Jargalsaikhany Chuluunbat], and [Ibragim Saidov] of Belarus en route to the final, while [Komeil Ghasemi], the other 2012 Olympic bronze medalist, earned a decision win over the American [Tervel Dlagnev] to wrestle AkgÃ¼l again for gold. In a repeat gold medal match-up of the 2014 World Championships, AkgÃ¼l needed only an Olympic gold medal to add to his career, having already captured World and European titles and in the Olympic final, AkgÃ¼l won Turkeyâs only gold medal in wrestling, defeating Ghasemi.
Petriashvili beat Dlagnev in just 30 seconds to capture one bronze medal, with the other going to [Ibragim Saidov] of Belarus, who won by decision against Armeniaâs [Levan Berianidze].
|Rank||Athlete||Age||Team||NOC||Medal||CP||Victories by Fall||Victories by Technical Superiority||TP||Technical Points Received|
|5T||Tervel Dlagnev||30||United States||USA||6||0||0||9||27|
|9||Diaaeldin Kamal Gouda||23||Egypt||EGY||4||0||1||11||14|