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Wrestling at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Women's Flyweight, Freestyle

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 17, 2016
Date Finished: August 17, 2016
Format: Single elimination tournament. Competitors losing to the finalists entered repechage tournament for bronze medals.

Gold: JPN Eri Tosaka
Silver: AZE Mariya Stadnik
Bronze: BUL Elitsa Yankova
CHN Sun Yanan

Summary

The most decorated woman in the weight class was the World No.1, Azerbaijan’s two-time Olympic medalist [Maryia Stadnik] (2012 silver, 2008 bronze), who was in the hunt for her first gold medal. The top challenger was Japan’s [Eri Tosaka], the winner of the last three World Championships, who was making her Olympic debut, and had beaten Stadnik in their last bout, at the 2015 World Championships. Not to be counted out of the reckoning was world-ranked No.2 [Sun Yanan] of China, who had a win over Tosaka in early 2016.

The showdown that was expected for gold saw Tosaka and Stadnyk meet in the final. Stadnyk had a 2-1 lead late in the match, but Tosaka scored a two-point takedown with four seconds left, giving her a 3-2 victory. This was Tosaka’s first Olympic gold medal and fourth major global title for the fourth successive year. Stadnyk won her third Olympic medal in as many Games, and second consecutive silver.

The first bronze medal was won by Sun in just 54 seconds, when she slammed [Zhuldyz Eshimova] of Kazakhstan to the mat for a four-point takedown, and then turned her three times to a score of 10-0, and winning by Great Superiority.

The second bronze medal match was an exciting duel between Bulgaria’s [Elitsa Yankova] and Argentina’s [Patricia Bermúdez]. Yankova opened up a 7-2 lead before the Argentine closed the gap to 7-6 with a four-point take down. However, Yankova was able to hang on to her one point lead for the bronze medal, and bring her country their first medal of the Games.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal CP Victories by Fall Victories by Technical Superiority TP Technical Points Received
1 Eri Tosaka 22 Japan JPN Gold 12 0 0 28 7
2 Mariya Stadnik 28 Azerbaijan AZE Silver 14 1 2 28 3
3T Sun Yanan 23 China CHN Bronze 14 0 2 29 13
3T Elitsa Yankova 21 Bulgaria BUL Bronze 13 0 1 29 20
5T Zhuldyz Eshimova 28 Kazakhstan KAZ 3 0 0 3 18
5T Patricia Bermúdez 29 Argentina ARG 4 0 0 12 20
7 Iwona Matkowska 34 Poland POL 6 1 0 7 16
8 Carolina Castillo 25 Colombia COL 5 0 1 12 3
9 Haley Augello 21 United States USA 5 0 0 11 14
10 Vinesh Phogat 21 India IND 4 0 1 12 2
11 Milana Dadasheva 21 Russia RUS 4 0 0 12 11
12 Jasmine Mian 26 Canada CAN 1 0 0 4 14
13 Kim Hyon-Gyong 21 North Korea PRK 1 0 0 2 6
14 Mercy Genesis 18 Nigeria NGR 0 0 0 4
15 Jessica Blaszka 23 Netherlands NED 0 0 0 7
16T Chov Sotheara 32 Cambodia CAM 0 0 0 10
16T Rebecca Muambo 31 Cameroon CMR 0 0 0 10
18 Emilia Vuc 22 Romania ROU 0 0 0 11