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World Olympic Qualifier wraps up with Greco-Roman medal bouts; Coon is seventh and Porter 10th in final standings

by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

Victor Ciobanu of Moldova celebrates after semifinal win at 60 kg in Greco-Roman. Photo by Kadir Caliskan, UWW


SOFIA, Bulgaria – The World Olympic Games Qualifier completed on Sunday with the repechage and medal matches all six Greco-Roman Olympic weight classes.


None of the gold medal matches were held, as one of the finalists took an injury default each of the weight class finals. There were seven bronze medal matches contested.


The final placements for the two U.S. entries were announced after the tournament completed.


Jesse Porter (77 kg) and Adam Coon (130 kg) were both eliminated from competition on Saturday with 1-1 records. Coon finished in seventh in his weight class, while Porter's final placement was 10th.


The field for the Olympic Games in Tokyo is now set, with the completion of the qualifying events.


The United States will have 15 participants in the Olympics, six in women’s freestyle, five in men’s freestyle and four in Greco-Roman. Russia will have the most competitors in the Olympic Games with 17, six each in men’s and women’s freestyle and five in Greco-Roman.


United World Wrestling will notify national federations and the National Olympic Committees of the quota places for Tokyo on May 12. The only possible additions to the field will be if the Tripartite Commission allocates any spots to wrestling, or the reallocation of host country spots to the Asian Qualification Tournament.


For more information, visit:
United World Wrestling Olympic Qualification System

WORLD OLYMPIC GAMES QUALIFIER

At Sofia, Bulgaria, May 9, 2021


Greco-Roman results


60 kg

1 MDA Victor CIOBANU

2 ARM Armen MELIKYAN

3 EST Helary MAEGISALU

3 KOR Hanjae CHUNG

5 LTU Justas PETRAVICIUS

6 AZE Murad MAMMADOV

Gold – Ciobanu inj. dft. Melikyan

Bronze – Maegisalu forfeit Dato Chkahtishvili (GEO)

Bronze – Chung tech. fall Petravicius, 10-1


67 kg

1 ARM Karen ASLANYAN

2 UKR Parviz NASIBOV

3 FRA Mamadassa SYLLA

3 SUI Andreas VETSCH

5 NOR Morten THORESEN

6 KAZ Almat KEBISPAYEV

Gold – Aslanyan inj. dft Nasibov

Bronze – Sylla dec, Thoresen, 5-3

Bronze – Vetsch forfeit Shogo Takahashi (JPN)


77 kg

1 BUL Aik MNATSAKANIAN

2 AZE Rafig HUSEYNOV

3 IND Gurpreet SINGH

3 GRE Georgios PREVOLARAKIS

5 SRB Viktor NEMES

6 BLR Viktar SASUNOUSKI

Gold – Mnatsakanian inj dft Huseynov

Bronze – Singh dec. Nemes, 4-2

Bronze – Prevolarakis forfeit Fatih Cengiz (TUR)


87 kg

1 CRO Ivan HUKLEK

2 SRB Zurabi DATUNASHVILI

3 IRI Naser Ghasem ALIZADEH

3 ITA Mirco MINGUZZI

5 RUS Davit CHAKVETADZE

5 SWE Kristoffer Zakarias BERG

Gold – Huklek inj dft Datunashvili

Bronze – Alizadeh dec. Chakvetadze, 3-3

Bronze –Minguzzi inj dft Berg


97 kg

1 HUN Alex Gergo SZOKE

2 CZE Artur OMAROV

3 ESP Jesus GASCA FRESNADA

3 LTU Vilius LAURINAITIS

5 GER Peter OEHLER

6 NOR Felix BALDAUF

Gold – Szoke inj dft Omarov

Bronze – Gasca forfeit Nikoloz Khakelashivili (ITA)

Bronze –Laurinaitis dec. Oehler, 5-3


130 kg

1 ROU Alin ALEXUC CIURARIU

2 FIN Elias KUOSMANEN

3 POL Rafal Andrzej KRAJEWSKI

3 UKR Mykola KUCHMII

5 KAZ Alimkhan SYZDYKOV

5 GRE Alexandros PAPADATOS

Gold – Ciurariu inj. dft. Kuosmanen

Bronze – Kuchmii tech. fall Papadatos, 9-0

Bronze – Krajewski dec. Syzdykov, 7-4

U.S. Greco-Roman entries


77 kg – Jesse Porter (Ballston Lake, N.Y./New York AC/Northern Michigan OTS), 10th place

WIN Marciano George Ali, 9-0

LOSS Faith Cengiz, 7-0


130 kg – Adam Coon (Ann Arbor, Mich./New York AC/Cliff Keen WC), 7th place

WIN Murat Ramonov (KGZ), FALL :57

LOSS Mykola Kuchmii (UKR), 6-3