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Heavyweight, Greco-Roman (≤96 kilograms), Men

Date14 August 2008
StatusOlympic
LocationZhongguo Nongye Daxue Tiyuguan, Beijing
Participants20 from 20 countries
FormatSingle elimination tournament. Competitors losing to the finalists entered repechage tournament for bronze medals.

Ramaz Nozadze of Georgia had won the silver medal at Athina in 2004, was the 2007 World Champion, and was a slight favorite, but he lost in the quarter-finals to Czech Marek Švec. The defending gold medalist, Egyptian Karam Gaber, also lost early, going out to Albanian Elis Guri. This left the tournament wide open and the final turned out to be a re-match of the 2008 European Championship, with Russian Aslanbek Khushtov faving German Mirko Englich. The result was the same, with Khushtov winning Olympic gold in Beijing.

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 November 2016 Aset Mambetov (KAZ) was revealed to have a positive test for stanozolol, and was disqualified, losing his bronze medal. The medal was re-assigned to Marek Švec of the Czech Republic, who originally lost to Mambetov in the repêchage final.

PosWrestlerNOC
1Aslanbek KhushtovRUSGold
2Mirko EnglichGERSilver
=3Adam WheelerUSABronze
=3Marek ŠvecCZEBronze
5Han Tae-YoungKOR
6Mindaugas EžerskisLTU
7Elis GuriALB
8Jiang HuachenCHN
9Mehmet ÖzalTUR
10Daigoro TimonciniITA
11Ramaz NozadzeGEO
12Karam GaberEGY
=13Kaloyan DinchevBUL
=13Oleh KrokaUKR
15Ghasem RezaeiIRI
=16Theodoros TounousidisGRE
=16Lajos VirágHUN
=18Kenzo KatoJPN
=18Samir BouguerraALG
ACAset MambetovKAZDQ1

Round One (14 August 2008)

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

Match #1 Han Tae-YoungKOR
Match #2 Mirko EnglichGER
Match #3 Elis GuriALB
Match #4 Karam GaberEGY
Match #5 Lajos VirágHUN
Match #6 Adam WheelerUSA
Match #7 Samir BouguerraALG
Match #8 Jiang HuachenCHN
Match #9 Ramaz NozadzeGEO
Match #10 Theodoros TounousidisGRE
Match #11 Marek ŠvecCZE
Match #12 Kaloyan DinchevBUL
Match #13 Daigoro TimonciniITA Kenzo KatoJPN
Match #14 2 Aslanbek KhushtovRUS Aset MambetovKAZ 3
Match #15 Mindaugas EžerskisLTU Ghasem RezaeiIRI
Match #16 Mehmet ÖzalTUR Oleh KrokaUKR

Round Two (14 August 2008)

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

Match #1 Mirko EnglichGER Han Tae-YoungKOR
Match #2 Elis GuriALB Karam GaberEGY
Match #3 Adam WheelerUSA Lajos VirágHUN
Match #4 Jiang HuachenCHN Samir BouguerraALG
Match #5 Ramaz NozadzeGEO Theodoros TounousidisGRE
Match #6 Marek ŠvecCZE Kaloyan DinchevBUL
Match #7 Aslanbek KhushtovRUS Daigoro TimonciniITA
Match #8 Mindaugas EžerskisLTU Mehmet ÖzalTUR

Quarter-finals (14 August 2008)

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

Match #1 Mirko EnglichGER Elis GuriALB
Match #2 Adam WheelerUSA Jiang HuachenCHN
Match #3 Marek ŠvecCZE Ramaz NozadzeGEO
Match #4 Aslanbek KhushtovRUS Mindaugas EžerskisLTU

Semi-finals (14 August 2008)

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

Match #1 Mirko EnglichGER Adam WheelerUSA
Match #2 Aslanbek KhushtovRUS Marek ŠvecCZE

Repêchage Round One (14 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to repêchage round two.

Match #1 Han Tae-YoungKOR
Match #2 4 Daigoro TimonciniITA Aset MambetovKAZ 5

Repêchage Round Two (14 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to repêchage final.

Match #1 Han Tae-YoungKOR Elis GuriALB
Match #2 6 Mindaugas EžerskisLTU Aset MambetovKAZ 7

Repêchage Final (14 August 2008)

Match #1 Adam WheelerUSA Han Tae-YoungKOR
Match #2 8 Marek ŠvecCZE Aset MambetovKAZ 9

Final (14 August 2008)

Match 1/2 Aslanbek KhushtovRUS Mirko EnglichGER