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Lightweight, Freestyle (≤60 kilograms), Men

Date19 August 2008
StatusOlympic
LocationZhongguo Nongye Daxue Tiyuguan, Beijing
Participants19 from 19 countries
FormatSingle elimination tournament. Competitors losing to the finalists entered repechage tournament for bronze medals.

Mavlet Batyrov of Russia had won the 2004 gold medal as a featherweight, but moved up to lightweight and won the 2006 European and 2007 World Championships. Batyrov won his second gold medal in Beijing, defeating the defending gold medalist, Yandro Quintana of Cuba, in the second round, and the 2006 World Champion, Morad Mohammadi of Iran, in the semi-finals. He then faced Ukraine’s Vasyl Fedoryshyn, a three-time European Champion (2005, 2007-08), in the final. Batyrov won the gold medal with a straight period victory.

That was how the event and the results seemed to have ended. In 2015, however, the IOC began re-testing samples from the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics, using newer, more advanced testing techniques, in an effort to find those who had used performance enhancing drugs (PEDs), but in whom it could not be detected at the time of those Olympics. This was one of the many events affected.

In April 2017 Vasyl Fedoryshyn (UKR) was revealed to have a positive test for turinabol (dehydrochloromethyltestosterone) and stanozolol, and was disqualified, losing his silver medal. Japan’s Kenichi Yumoto was advanced to the silver medal position, and Kyrgyzstani wrestler Bazar Bazarguruyev was moved up to a bronze medal.

PosWrestlerNOC
1Mavlet BatyrovRUSGold
2Kenichi YumotoJPNSilver
=3Bazar BazarguruyevKGZBronze
=3Morad MohammadiIRIBronze
5Zəlimxan HüseynovAZE
6Murad RamazanovMKD
7Yandro QuintanaCUB
8Yogeshwar DuttIND
9Saeed AzarbayjaniCAN
10Tevfik OdabaşıTUR
11Bauyrzhan OrazgaliyevKAZ
12Tan HeCHN
13Kim Jong-DaeKOR
14Vitaliy KoryakinTJK
15Sahit PrizreniALB
16Martin BerberyanARM
17Hassan MadaniEGY
18Mike ZadickUSA
ACVasyl FedoryshynUKRDQ1

Round One (19 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to round two. Losers to eventual finalists advanced to repêchage round one.

Match #1 Bazar BazarguruyevKGZ
Match #2 Sahit PrizreniALB
Match #3 Mike ZadickUSA
Match #4 2 Vasyl FedoryshynUKR 3
Match #5 Kenichi YumotoJPN
Match #6 Vitaliy KoryakinTJK
Match #7 Bauyrzhan OrazgaliyevKAZ
Match #8 Yogeshwar DuttIND
Match #9 Martin BerberyanARM
Match #10 Saeed AzarbayjaniCAN
Match #11 Hassan MadaniEGY
Match #12 Morad MohammadiIRI
Match #13 Kim Jong-DaeKOR
Match #14 Murad RamazanovMKD Tevfik OdabaşıTUR
Match #15 Yandro QuintanaCUB Tan HeCHN
Match #16 Mavlet BatyrovRUS Zəlimxan HüseynovAZE

Round Two (19 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to quarter-finals. Losers to eventual finalists advanced to repêchage round one.

Match #1 Bazar BazarguruyevKGZ Sahit PrizreniALB
Match #2 4 Mike ZadickUSA Vasyl FedoryshynUKR 5
Match #3 Kenichi YumotoJPN Vitaliy KoryakinTJK
Match #4 Yogeshwar DuttIND Bauyrzhan OrazgaliyevKAZ
Match #5 Saeed AzarbayjaniCAN Martin BerberyanARM
Match #6 Morad MohammadiIRI Hassan MadaniEGY
Match #7 Murad RamazanovMKD Kim Jong-DaeKOR
Match #8 Mavlet BatyrovRUS Yandro QuintanaCUB

Quarter-finals (19 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to semi-finals. Losers to eventual finalists advanced to repêchage round two.

Match #1 6 Bazar BazarguruyevKGZ Vasyl FedoryshynUKR 7
Match #2 Kenichi YumotoJPN Yogeshwar DuttIND
Match #3 Morad MohammadiIRI Saeed AzarbayjaniCAN
Match #4 Mavlet BatyrovRUS Murad RamazanovMKD

Semi-finals (19 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to final. Losers advanced to repêchage final.

Match #1 8 Kenichi YumotoJPN Vasyl FedoryshynUKR 9
Match #2 Mavlet BatyrovRUS Morad MohammadiIRI

Repêchage Round One (19 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to repêchage round two.

Match #1 Mike ZadickUSA
Match #2 Zəlimxan HüseynovAZE Yandro QuintanaCUB

Repêchage Round Two (19 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to repêchage final.

Match #1 Bazar BazarguruyevKGZ Mike ZadickUSA
Match #2 Zəlimxan HüseynovAZE Murad RamazanovMKD

Repêchage Final (19 August 2008)

Match #1 Kenichi YumotoJPN Bazar BazarguruyevKGZ
Match #2 Morad MohammadiIRI Zəlimxan HüseynovAZE

Final (19 August 2008)

Match 1/2 10 Mavlet BatyrovRUS Vasyl FedoryshynUKR 11