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Flyweight, Freestyle (≤48 kilograms), Women

Date17 August 2016
StatusOlympic
LocationArena Carioca 2, Parque Olímpico da Barra, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Participants18 from 18 countries
FormatSingle elimination tournament. Competitors losing to the finalists entered repechage tournament for bronze medals.

The most decorated woman in the weight class was the World No.1, Azerbaijan’s two-time Olympic medalist Mariya Stadnik (2012 silver, 2008 bronze), who was in the hunt for her first gold medal. The top challenger was Japan’s Eri Tosaka, the winner of the last three World Championships, who was making her Olympic debut, and had beaten Stadnik in their last bout, at the 2015 World Championships. Not to be counted out of the reckoning was world-ranked No.2 Sun Yanan of China, who had a win over Tosaka in early 2016.

The showdown that was expected for gold saw Tosaka and Stadnyk meet in the final. Stadnyk had a 2-1 lead late in the match, but Tosaka scored a two-point takedown with four seconds left, giving her a 3-2 victory. This was Tosaka’s first Olympic gold medal and fourth major global title for the fourth successive year. Stadnyk won her third Olympic medal in as many Games, and second consecutive silver.

The first bronze medal was won by Sun in just 54 seconds, when she slammed Zhuldyz Eshimova of Kazakhstan to the mat for a four-point takedown, and then turned her three times to a score of 10-0, and winning by Great Superiority.

The second bronze medal match was an exciting duel between Bulgaria’s Elitsa Yankova and Argentina’s Patricia Bermúdez. Yankova opened up a 7-2 lead before the Argentine closed the gap to 7-6 with a four-point take down. However, Yankova was able to hang on to her one point lead for the bronze medal, and bring her country their first medal of the Games.

PosWrestlerNOCCPVFSTTPTPR
1Eri TosakaJPN1200287Gold
2Mariya StadnikAZE1412283Silver
=3Sun YananCHN14022913Bronze
=3Elitsa YankovaBUL13012920Bronze
=5Zhuldyz EshimovaKAZ300318
=5Patricia BermúdezARG4001220
7Iwona MatkowskaPOL610716
8Carolina CastilloCOL501123
9Haley AugelloUSA5001114
10Vinesh PhogatIND401122
11Milana DadashevaRUS4001211
12Jasmine MianCAN100414
13Kim Hyon-GyongPRK10026
14Mercy GenesisNGR0004
15Jessica BlaszkaNED0007
=16Chov SothearaCAM00010
=16Rebecca MuamboCMR00010
18Emilia VucROU00011

Round One (17 August 2016)

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

Match #1 Eri TosakaJPN Bye
Match #2 Zhuldyz EshimovaKAZ Bye
Match #3 Jessica BlaszkaNED Bye
Match #4 Haley AugelloUSA Bye
Match #5 Vinesh PhogatIND Bye
Match #6 Emilia VucROU Bye
Match #7 Sun YananCHN Bye
Match #8 Jasmine MianCAN Bye
Match #9 Mariya StadnikAZE Bye
Match #10 Patricia BermúdezARG Bye
Match #11 Iwona MatkowskaPOL Bye
Match #12 Mercy GenesisNGR Bye
Match #13 Chov SothearaCAM Bye
Match #14 Carolina CastilloCOL Bye
Match #15 Milana DadashevaRUS Kim Hyon-GyongPRK Decision (6 - 2)
Match #16 Elitsa YankovaBUL Rebecca MuamboCMR Great Superiority (10 - 0)

Round Two (17 August 2016)

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

Match #1 Eri TosakaJPN Zhuldyz EshimovaKAZ Decision by shutout (6 - 0)
Match #2 Haley AugelloUSA Jessica BlaszkaNED Decision by shutout (7 - 0)
Match #3 Vinesh PhogatIND Emilia VucROU Great Superiority (11 - 0)
Match #4 Sun YananCHN Jasmine MianCAN Technical Superiority (14 - 4)
Match #5 Mariya StadnikAZE Patricia BermúdezARG Great Superiority (10 - 0)
Match #6 Iwona MatkowskaPOL Mercy GenesisNGR Fall (3:00)
Match #7 Carolina CastilloCOL Chov SothearaCAM Great Superiority (10 - 0)
Match #8 Elitsa YankovaBUL Milana DadashevaRUS Decision (9 - 6)

Quarter-Finals (17 August 2016)

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

Match #1 Eri TosakaJPN Haley AugelloUSA Decision (11 - 2)
Match #2 Sun YananCHN Vinesh PhogatIND Injury (2:42)
Match #3 Mariya StadnikAZE Iwona MatkowskaPOL Great Superiority (10 - 0)
Match #4 Elitsa YankovaBUL Carolina CastilloCOL Decision (3 - 2)

Semi-Finals (17 August 2016)

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

Match #1 Eri TosakaJPN Sun YananCHN Decision (8 - 3)
Match #2 Mariya StadnikAZE Elitsa YankovaBUL Fall (2:21)

Repêchage Round One (17 August 2016)

Winner of each match advanced to repêchage round two.

Match #1 Zhuldyz EshimovaKAZ Bye
Match #2 Patricia BermúdezARG Bye

Repêchage Round Two (17 August 2016)

Winner of each match advanced to repêchage final.

Match #1 Zhuldyz EshimovaKAZ Haley AugelloUSA Decision (3 - 2)
Match #2 Patricia BermúdezARG Iwona MatkowskaPOL Decision (6 - 3)

Repêchage Final (17 August 2016)

Match #1 Sun YananCHN Zhuldyz EshimovaKAZ Great Superiority (10 - 0)
Match #2 Elitsa YankovaBUL Patricia BermúdezARG Decision (7 - 6)

Final Round (17 August 2016)

Match 1/2 Eri TosakaJPN Mariya StadnikAZE Decision (3 - 2)