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:||Davor Å tefanek|
|Bronze:|| RÉsul Ãunayev
The three most recent World champions at this weight ([Frank Stabler], [Ryu Han-Su], [Davor Å tefanek]), the finalists from the last Olympic Games ([Omid Norouzi], [TamÃ¡s LÅrincz]) and the World champion ([RÉsul Ãunayev]) 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 Å tefanek] - 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 Å tefanek getting the win on criteria because he was the last one to be awarded a point, thereby beating Arutyunyan, and celebrating with a backflip. Å tefanek had won Serbiaâs 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 [RÉsul Ãunayev] of Azerbaijan.
|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|
|5T||Ryu Han-Su||28||South Korea||KOR||7||0||0||10||10|
|8||Tarek Aziz Benaissa||25||Algeria||ALG||4||0||0||8||10|