Wrestling at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Dates 5 – 12 August 2012
Medal Events 18

The wrestling events at the 2012 Summer Olympics were held at the ExCeL on the Royal Victoria Dock in London. The site also hosted boxing, fencing, judo, taekwondo, weightlifting, and table tennis, making it one of the busiest venues of the Games. The format for the tournament remained the same as it had since 2004, with fourteen events for men, seven each in Greco-Roman and Freestyle, and four for women, all in freestyle.

As in 2008, Russia was the most successful nation in wrestling, winning 11 medals total, four of which were gold. This meant that the Russians were actually somewhat less dominant in 2012, as they had won the same number of medals in Beijing, but six of them had been gold. Japan was the runner-up in the medal table, winning six podium spots, four of which were first, and nearly sweeping the women’s events, with three of the four available gold medals. Their fourth gold victory came from Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu in the men’s welterweight freestyle event, which was their first in a men’s competition since 1988. Another notable result was Sushil Kumar’s silver medal in the same event, which marked the first time that an Indian competitor had reached the finals of a wrestling event.

Events

Event Status Date Participants NOCs
Featherweight, Greco-Roman (≤55 kilograms), Men Olympic 5 August 2012 19 19
Lightweight, Greco-Roman (≤60 kilograms), Men Olympic 6 August 2012 19 19
Welterweight, Greco-Roman (≤66 kilograms), Men Olympic 7 August 2012 19 19
Middleweight, Greco-Roman (≤74 kilograms), Men Olympic 5 August 2012 19 19
Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman (≤84 kilograms), Men Olympic 6 August 2012 20 20
Heavyweight, Greco-Roman (≤96 kilograms), Men Olympic 7 August 2012 19 19
Super-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman (≤120 kilograms), Men Olympic 6 August 2012 20 20
Featherweight, Freestyle (≤55 kilograms), Men Olympic 10 August 2012 19 19
Lightweight, Freestyle (≤60 kilograms), Men Olympic 11 August 2012 19 19
Welterweight, Freestyle (≤66 kilograms), Men Olympic 12 August 2012 17 17
Middleweight, Freestyle (≤74 kilograms), Men Olympic 10 August 2012 19 19
Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle (≤84 kilograms), Men Olympic 11 August 2012 19 19
Heavyweight, Freestyle (≤96 kilograms), Men Olympic 12 August 2012 17 17
Super-Heavyweight, Freestyle (≤120 kilograms), Men Olympic 11 August 2012 18 18
Flyweight, Freestyle (≤48 kilograms), Women Olympic 8 August 2012 19 19
Lightweight, Freestyle (≤55 kilograms), Women Olympic 9 August 2012 19 19
Middleweight, Freestyle (≤63 kilograms), Women Olympic 8 August 2012 20 20
Heavyweight, Freestyle (≤72 kilograms), Women Olympic 9 August 2012 18 18
339 (263/76) 70 (59/43)

Medals

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Featherweight, Greco-Roman, Men Hamid SourianIRI Rövşən BayramovAZE Péter Módos
Mingiyan Semyonov
HUN
RUS
Lightweight, Greco-Roman, Men Omid NorouziIRI Revaz LashkhiGEO Ryutaro Matsumoto
Zaur Kuramagomedov
JPN
RUS
Welterweight, Greco-Roman, Men Kim Hyeon-UKOR Tamás LőrinczHUN Steeve Guénot
Manuchar Tskhadaia
FRA
GEO
Middleweight, Greco-Roman, Men Roman VlasovRUS Arsen JulfalakyanARM Emin Əhmədov
Aleksandras Kazakevičius
AZE
LTU
Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman, Men Alan KhugayevRUS Karam GaberEGY Daniyal Gadzhiyev
Damian Janikowski
KAZ
POL
Heavyweight, Greco-Roman, Men Ghasem RezaeiIRI Rustam TotrovRUS Artur Aleksanyan
Jimmy Lidberg
ARM
SWE
Super-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman, Men Mijaín LópezCUB Heiki NabiEST Johan Eurén
Rıza Kayaalp
SWE
TUR
Featherweight, Freestyle, Men Dzhamal OtarsultanovRUS Vladimer KhinchegashviliGEO Shinichi Yumoto
Yang Kyong-Il
JPN
PRK
Lightweight, Freestyle, Men Toğrul ƏsgərovAZE Besik KudukhovRUS Yogeshwar Dutt
Coleman Scott
IND
USA
Welterweight, Freestyle, Men Tatsuhiro YonemitsuJPN Sushil KumarIND Liván López
Akzhurek Tanatarov
CUB
KAZ
Middleweight, Freestyle, Men Jordan BurroughsUSA Sadegh GoudarziIRI Gábor Hatos
Denis Tsargush
HUN
RUS
Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle, Men Şərif ŞərifovAZE Jaime EspinalPUR Dato Marsagishvili
Ehsan Lashgari
GEO
IRI
Heavyweight, Freestyle, Men Jake VarnerUSA Valeriy AndriytsevUKR Xetaq Qazyumov
Giorgi Gogshelidze
AZE
GEO
Super-Heavyweight, Freestyle, Men Komeil Ghasemi
Bilyal Makhov
IRI
RUS
Daulet Shabanbay
Tervel Dlagnev
KAZ
USA
Flyweight, Freestyle, Women Hitomi ObaraJPN Mariya StadnikAZE Carol Huynh
Clarissa Chun
CAN
USA
Lightweight, Freestyle, Women Saori YoshidaJPN Tonya VerbeekCAN Yuliya Ratkeviç
Jackeline Rentería
AZE
COL
Middleweight, Freestyle, Women Kaori IchoJPN Jing RuixueCHN Soronzonboldyn Battsetseg
Lyubov Volosova
MGL
RUS
Heavyweight, Freestyle, Women Nataliya VorobyovaRUS Stanka ZlatevaBUL Maider Unda
Gyuzel Manyurova
ESP
KAZ

Medal table

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Russian Federation RUS 5 2 4 11
Islamic Republic of Iran IRI 4 1 1 6
Japan JPN 4 0 2 6
Azerbaijan AZE 2 2 3 7
United States USA 2 0 3 5
Cuba CUB 1 0 1 2
Republic of Korea KOR 1 0 0 1
Georgia GEO 0 2 3 5
Hungary HUN 0 1 2 3
Armenia ARM 0 1 1 2
Canada CAN 0 1 1 2
India IND 0 1 1 2
Bulgaria BUL 0 1 0 1
Egypt EGY 0 1 0 1
Estonia EST 0 1 0 1
People's Republic of China CHN 0 1 0 1
Puerto Rico PUR 0 1 0 1
Ukraine UKR 0 1 0 1
Kazakhstan KAZ 0 0 4 4
Sweden SWE 0 0 2 2
Colombia COL 0 0 1 1
Democratic People's Republic of Korea PRK 0 0 1 1
France FRA 0 0 1 1
Lithuania LTU 0 0 1 1
Mongolia MGL 0 0 1 1
Poland POL 0 0 1 1
Spain ESP 0 0 1 1
Turkey TUR 0 0 1 1