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Wrestling at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's Welterweight, 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 16, 2016
Date Finished: August 16, 2016
Format: Single elimination tournament. Competitors losing to the finalists entered repechage tournament for bronze medals.

Gold: SRB Davor Å tefanek
Silver: ARM Migran Arutyunyan
Bronze: AZE Rəsul Çunayev
GEO Shmagi Bolkvadze

Summary

The three most recent World champions at this weight ([Frank Stabler], [Ryu Han-Su], [Davor Štefanek]), the finalists from the last Olympic Games ([Omid Norouzi], [Tamás Lőrincz]) and the World champion ([Rəsul Çunayev]) from the weight above were all competing in this weight class. Add in [Migran Arutyunyan], and fans were hoping for a dream quarter-final, depending on the draw.

But after all the rounds, it was the three-time Olympian [Davor Štefanek] - who never even won an Olympic match previously (but was the 2014 World champion and the 2015 bronze medalist) - who reached the gold medal final against Armenian [Migran Arutyunyan], the 2015 European Championships silver medalist. The match ended in a 1-1 tie, with Štefanek getting the win on criteria because he was the last one to be awarded a point, thereby beating Arutyunyan, and celebrating with a backflip. Štefanek had won Serbia’s first medal in Rio after 11 medal-less days (and their second ever) and leading the Serbian team to their most successful Olympics as an independent nation.

The 66 kg bronze medals were won by 2014 World Junior champion and 2016 European Championships bronze medalist [Shmagi Bolkvadze] of Georgia, and 2015 World and European Games champion [Rəsul Çunayev] of Azerbaijan.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal CP Victories by Fall Victories by Technical Superiority TP Technical Points Received
1 Davor Å tefanek 30 Serbia SRB Gold 15 1 1 23 3
2 Migran Arutyunyan 27 Armenia ARM Silver 11 0 1 16 3
3T Shmagi Bolkvadze 22 Georgia GEO Bronze 9 0 0 6 7
3T Rəsul Çunayev 25 Azerbaijan AZE Bronze 15 0 2 26 10
5T Tomohiro Inoue 29 Japan JPN 3 0 0 2 12
5T Ryu Han-Su 28 South Korea KOR 7 0 0 10 10
7 Frank Stäbler 27 Germany GER 5 0 0 7 10
8 Tarek Aziz Benaissa 25 Algeria ALG 4 0 0 8 10
9 Islam-Beka Albiyev 27 Russia RUS 4 0 0 6 5
10 Omid Norouzi 30 Iran IRI 3 0 0 2 3
11 Edgaras Venckaitis 30 Lithuania LTU 1 0 0 2 3
12T Ion Panait 35 Romania ROU 1 0 0 2 4
12T Miguel Martínez 25 Cuba CUB 1 0 0 2 4
14 Wileixis Rivas 25 Venezuela VEN 1 0 0 1 2
15 Tero Välimäki 34 Finland FIN 0 0 0 3
16 Tamás Lőrincz 29 Hungary HUN 0 0 0 4
17 Ruslan Tsarev 25 Kyrgyzstan KGZ 0 0 0 6
18 Adham Saleh 23 Egypt EGY 0 0 0 14