Wrestling
at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
Wrestling, Tokyo 2020.svg
VenueMakuhari Messe
Dates1–7 August 2021
No. of events18
Competitors289 from 61 nations
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Wrestling at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo featured two disciplines, freestyle and Greco-Roman, which were further divided into different weight categories. Men competed in both disciplines whereas women only participated in the freestyle events, with 18 gold medals awarded. Wrestling had been contested at every modern Summer Olympic Games, except Paris 1900.[1][failed verification]

Around 288 wrestlers were expected to compete in 18 events at the 2020 Summer Olympics which was postponed in March 2020 and planned for 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.[2]

Competition format

16 wrestlers compete in each division. The competition consists of a single-elimination tournament, with a repechage used to determine the winner of two bronze medals. The two finalists face off for gold and silver medals. Each wrestler who loses to one of the two finalists moves into the repechage, culminating in a pair of bronze medal matches featuring the semifinal losers each facing the remaining repechage opponent from their half of the bracket.

Competition schedule

R Repechage R16 Round of 16 QF Quarter-Finals SF Semi-Finals F Finals
Schedule[3][4]
Event↓/Date → Aug 1 Aug 2 Aug 3 Aug 4 Aug 5 Aug 6 Aug 7
M E M E M E M E M E M E M E
Men's Freestyle
57kg R16 QF SF R F
65kg R16 QF SF R F
74kg R16 QF SF R F
86kg R16 QF SF R F
97kg R16 QF SF R F
125kg R16 QF SF R F
Women's Freestyle
50kg R16 QF SF R F
53kg R16 QF SF R F
57kg R16 QF SF R F
62kg R16 QF SF R F
68kg R16 QF SF R F
76kg R16 QF SF R F
Men's Greco-Roman
60kg R16 QF SF R F
67kg R16 QF SF R F
77kg R16 QF SF R F
87kg R16 QF SF R F
97kg R16 QF SF R F
130kg R16 QF SF R F

Qualification

Main article: Wrestling at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Medal summary

Medal table

  *   Host nation (Japan)

RankNOCGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Japan*5117
2 ROC4048
3 United States3249
4 Cuba2013
5 Iran1124
 Ukraine1124
7 Hungary1102
8 Germany1023
9 China0224
10 Belarus0213
 Kyrgyzstan0213
12 Georgia0202
13 Azerbaijan0123
14 India0112
15 Armenia0101
 Nigeria0101
17 Turkey0033
18 Bulgaria0022
19 Egypt0011
 Italy0011
 Kazakhstan0011
 Mongolia0011
 Poland0011
 San Marino0011
 Serbia0011
 Uzbekistan0011
Totals (26 entries)18183672

Medalists

Men's freestyle

Event Gold Silver Bronze
57 kg
details
Zaur Uguev
 ROC
Ravi Kumar
 India
Nurislam Sanayev
 Kazakhstan
Thomas Gilman
 United States
65 kg
details
Takuto Otoguro
 Japan
Haji Aliyev
 Azerbaijan
Gadzhimurad Rashidov
 ROC
Bajrang Punia
 India
74 kg
details
Zaurbek Sidakov
 ROC
Mahamedkhabib Kadzimahamedau
 Belarus
Kyle Dake
 United States
Bekzod Abdurakhmonov
 Uzbekistan
86 kg
details
David Taylor
 United States
Hassan Yazdani
 Iran
Artur Naifonov
 ROC
Myles Amine
 San Marino
97 kg
details
Abdulrashid Sadulaev
 ROC
Kyle Snyder
 United States
Reineris Salas
 Cuba
Abraham Conyedo
 Italy
125 kg
details
Gable Steveson
 United States
Geno Petriashvili
 Georgia
Amir Hossein Zare
 Iran
Taha Akgül
 Turkey

Men's Greco-Roman

Event Gold Silver Bronze
60 kg
details
Luis Orta
 Cuba
Kenichiro Fumita
 Japan
Walihan Sailike
 China
Sergey Emelin
 ROC
67 kg
details
Mohammad Reza Geraei
 Iran
Parviz Nasibov
 Ukraine
Frank Stäbler
 Germany
Mohamed Ibrahim El-Sayed
 Egypt
77 kg
details
Tamás Lőrincz
 Hungary
Akzhol Makhmudov
 Kyrgyzstan
Shohei Yabiku
 Japan
Rafig Huseynov
 Azerbaijan
87 kg
details
Zhan Beleniuk
 Ukraine
Viktor Lőrincz
 Hungary
Denis Kudla
 Germany
Zurab Datunashvili
 Serbia
97 kg
details
Musa Evloev
 ROC
Artur Aleksanyan
 Armenia
Tadeusz Michalik
 Poland
Mohammad Hadi Saravi
 Iran
130 kg
details
Mijaín López
 Cuba
Iakob Kajaia
 Georgia
Rıza Kayaalp
 Turkey
Sergey Semenov
 ROC

Women's freestyle

Event Gold Silver Bronze
50 kg
details
Yui Susaki
 Japan
Sun Yanan
 China
Mariya Stadnik
 Azerbaijan
Sarah Hildebrandt
 United States
53 kg
details
Mayu Mukaida
 Japan
Pang Qianyu
 China
Vanesa Kaladzinskaya
 Belarus
Bat-Ochiryn Bolortuyaa
 Mongolia
57 kg
details
Risako Kawai
 Japan
Iryna Kurachkina
 Belarus
Helen Maroulis
 United States
Evelina Nikolova
 Bulgaria
62 kg
details
Yukako Kawai
 Japan
Aisuluu Tynybekova
 Kyrgyzstan
Iryna Koliadenko
 Ukraine
Taybe Yusein
 Bulgaria
68 kg
details
Tamyra Mensah-Stock
 United States
Blessing Oborududu
 Nigeria
Alla Cherkasova
 Ukraine
Meerim Zhumanazarova
 Kyrgyzstan
76 kg
details
Aline Rotter-Focken
 Germany
Adeline Gray
 United States
Yasemin Adar
 Turkey
Zhou Qian
 China

Participating nations

There are 61 participating nations:

Team ranking

Rank[5] Men's freestyle Men's Greco-Roman Women's freestyle
Team Points Team Points Team Points
1  ROC 105  ROC 73  Japan 120
2  United States 100  Iran 62  United States 85
3  Iran 51  Cuba 56  China 69
4  India 45  Hungary 55  Mongolia 47
5  Kazakhstan 45  Ukraine 55  Ukraine 46
6  Azerbaijan 36  Armenia 40  Kyrgyzstan 45
7  Japan 33  Germany 36  Belarus 39
8  Uzbekistan 33  Japan 35  Bulgaria 38
9  Turkey 29  Georgia 34  ROC 38
10  Georgia 26  Egypt 33  Germany 29

See also

References

  1. ^ "Tokyo 2020: Wrestling". Archived from the original on 30 December 2019. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  2. ^ "IOC, IPC, Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Announce New Dates for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020". olympic.org. IOC. 30 March 2020. Archived from the original on 30 March 2020. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Schedule - Wrestling Tokyo 2020 Olympics". Olympian Database. Archived from the original on 25 October 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Wrestling Competition Schedule". Tokyo 2020. Archived from the original on 12 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Tokyo 2020 | United World Wrestling". Archived from the original on 7 August 2021. Retrieved 7 August 2021.