| Event type

Welterweight, Greco-Roman (≤67 kilograms), Men

Date3 – 4 August 2021
LocationMakuhari Messe, 2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Participants17 from 17 countries

No strong favorite existed in this class although Cuba’s Ismael Borrero was seeded first, based mostly on his 2019 World Championship. However, he was beaten in his first match by Georgian Ramaz Zoidze, losing on points, 3-2. That left the event wide open as only Egypt’s Mohamed Ibrahim El-Sayed made it to the semi-finals among the seeds – El-Sayed was seeded second based mostly on titles at the African Championships and Games.

The first semi-final matched Zoidze against Iran’s Mohammadreza Geraei, who was the World U-23 Champion in 2019 and also won the Asian Championships that year. Geraei had little trouble with Zoidze, shutting him out en route to a 6-0 victory. In the other semi El-Sayed faced Ukraine’s Parviz Nasibov, with the unseeded Nasibov advancing via a tight 7-6 decision.

The final was not close as Geraei won gold by technical superiority, ending the match at 4:09 while leading 9-1. El-Sayed had some consolation in taking bronze, but by the narrowest of margins. He met Artyom Surkov, a ROC team member, and only won the match on a judges’ decision after they tied at 1-1. The other bronze went to German Frank Stäbler, who was competing in his third Olympics, but won his first medal.

1Mohammadreza GeraeiIRI1401287Gold
2Parviz NasibovUKR10001417Silver
=3Frank StäblerGER11012210Bronze
=3Mohamed Ibrahim El-SayedEGY10002121Bronze
=5Ramaz ZoidzeGEO9011813
=5Artyom SurkovROC800196
7Ryu Han-SuKOR501147
8Aker Al-ObaidiEOR401810
9Karen AslanyanARM40088
10Alejandro SanchoUSA100410
11Ismael BorreroCUB10023
12Bálint KorpásiHUN10011
13Mate NemešSRB10014
14Fredrik BjerrehuusDEN100112
15Souleymen NasrTUN00008
16Abdelmalek MerabetALG00008
17Julian Stiven HortaCOL000016

Preliminary Round

Date3 August 2021
Match #103 AugRyu Han-SuKORDecisionAbdelmalek MerabetALG

Round One

Date3 August 2021 — 11:30
Match #103 Aug 11:30Ramaz ZoidzeGEODecisionIsmael BorreroCUB
Match #203 AugAker Al-ObaidiEORTechnical superiority by shutoutSouleymen NasrTUN
Match #303 AugMohammadreza GeraeiIRITechnical superiority by shutoutJulian Stiven HortaCOL
Match #403 AugFrank StäblerGERDecisionMate NemešSRB
Match #503 AugArtyom SurkovROCDecisionAlejandro SanchoUSA
Match #603 AugParviz NasibovUKRDecisionFredrik BjerrehuusDEN
Match #703 AugKaren AslanyanARMDecisionBálint KorpásiHUN
Match #803 AugMohamed Ibrahim El-SayedEGYDecisionRyu Han-SuKOR


Date3 August 2021 — 12:50
Match #103 Aug 12:50Ramaz ZoidzeGEOTechnical superiority by shutoutAker Al-ObaidiEOR
Match #203 AugMohammadreza GeraeiIRIDecisionFrank StäblerGER
Match #303 AugParviz NasibovUKRDecisionArtyom SurkovROC
Match #403 AugMohamed Ibrahim El-SayedEGYDecisionKaren AslanyanARM


Date3 August 2021 — 18:15
Match #103 Aug 18:15Mohammadreza GeraeiIRIDecisionRamaz ZoidzeGEO
Match #203 AugParviz NasibovUKRDecisionMohamed Ibrahim El-SayedEGY

Repêchage Round One

Date4 August 2021
Match #104 AugFrank StäblerGERTechnical superiority by shutoutJulian Stiven HortaCOL
Match #204 AugArtyom SurkovROCDecision by shutoutFredrik BjerrehuusDEN

Repêchage Final

Date4 August 2021 — 11:00
Match #104 Aug 11:00Frank StäblerGERDecisionRamaz ZoidzeGEO
Match #204 AugMohamed Ibrahim El-SayedEGYDecisionArtyom SurkovROC

Final Round

Date4 August 2021 — 19:30
Match 1/204 Aug 19:55Mohammadreza GeraeiIRITechnical superiorityParviz NasibovUKR