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Wrestling at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's freestyle 130 kg


Wrestling at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's freestyle 130 kg

Wrestling at the
1996 Summer Olympics
Freestyle Greco-Roman
  48 kg     48 kg  
  52 kg     52 kg  
  57 kg     57 kg  
  62 kg     62 kg  
  68 kg     68 kg  
  74 kg     74 kg
  82 kg     82 kg
  90 kg     90 kg
  100 kg     100 kg
  130 kg     130 kg

The Men's Freestyle 130 kg at the Georgia World Congress Center from July 31 to August 1.

The gold and silver medalists were determined by the final match of the main single-elimination bracket. The losers advanced to the repechage. These matches determined the bronze medalist for the event.


Gold  Mahmut Demir
Turkey (TUR)
Silver  Aleksey Medvedev
Belarus (BLR)
Bronze  Bruce Baumgartner
United States (USA)


Round 1

 Amarjit Singh (GBR) 2–6  Ebrahim Mehraban (IRI)
 Zsolt Gombos (HUN) 7–0  Neal Kranz (GUM)
 Bruce Baumgartner (USA) 10–0  Andy Borodow (CAN)
 Igor Klimov (KAZ) 1–4  Andrey Shumilin (RUS)
GEO) 8–0 Fall  Mick Pikos (AUS)
 Aleksey Medvedev (BLR) 7–1  Petros Bourdoulis (GRE)
 Alfredo Far (PAN) 0–11  Feng Aigang (CHN)
 Sven Thiele (GER) 1–0  Aleksandr Kovalevsky (KGZ)
 Mirabi Valiyev (UKR) 1–1  Mahmut Demir (TUR)

Round 2

Losers table
 Amarjit Singh (GBR) 3–0  Neal Kranz (GUM)
 Andy Borodow (CAN) 5–3  Igor Klimov (KAZ)
 Mick Pikos (AUS) 0–6 Fall  Petros Bourdoulis (GRE)
 Alfredo Far (PAN) 0–4 Fall  Aleksandr Kovalevsky (KGZ)
 Mirabi Valiyev (UKR) Bye
Winners table
 Ebrahim Mehraban (IRI) 0–3  Zsolt Gombos (HUN)
 Bruce Baumgartner (USA) 1–6  Andrey Shumilin (RUS)
GEO) 1–3  Aleksey Medvedev (BLR)
 Feng Aigang (CHN) 1–1  Sven Thiele (GER)
 Mahmut Demir (TUR) Bye

Round 3

Losers table
 Mirabi Valiyev (UKR) 4–0  Amarjit Singh (GBR)
 Andy Borodow (CAN) 0–1  Petros Bourdoulis (GRE)
 Aleksandr Kovalevsky (KGZ) 3–2  Ebrahim Mehraban (IRI)
 Bruce Baumgartner (USA) 14–2 GEO)
 Feng Aigang (CHN) Bye
Winners table (Quarterfinals)
 Mahmut Demir (TUR) 4–0  Zsolt Gombos (HUN)
 Andrey Shumilin (RUS) Bye
 Aleksey Medvedev (BLR) Bye
 Sven Thiele (GER) Bye

Round 4

Losers table
 Feng Aigang (CHN) 1–3  Mirabi Valiyev (UKR)
 Petros Bourdoulis (GRE) 1–7  Aleksandr Kovalevsky (KGZ)
 Bruce Baumgartner (USA) 11–0  Zsolt Gombos (HUN)
Winners table (Semifinals)
 Mahmut Demir (TUR) 1–0  Andrey Shumilin (RUS)
 Aleksey Medvedev (BLR) 0–0  Sven Thiele (GER)

Round 5

Losers table
 Mirabi Valiyev (UKR) 1–3  Aleksandr Kovalevsky (KGZ)
 Bruce Baumgartner (USA) Bye

Round 6

Losers table
 Andrey Shumilin (RUS) 3–0 Fall  Aleksandr Kovalevsky (KGZ)
 Bruce Baumgartner (USA) 3–0  Sven Thiele (GER)


7th place match
 Mirabi Valiyev (UKR) 5–1  Petros Bourdoulis (GRE)
5th place match
 Aleksandr Kovalevsky (KGZ) 3–1  Sven Thiele (GER)
Bronze medal match
 Andrey Shumilin (RUS) 1–1  Bruce Baumgartner (USA)
Gold medal match
 Mahmut Demir (TUR) 3–0  Aleksey Medvedev (BLR)

Final standing

Rank Athlete
1st  Mahmut Demir (TUR)
2nd  Aleksey Medvedev (BLR)
3rd  Bruce Baumgartner (USA)
4  Andrey Shumilin (RUS)
5  Aleksandr Kovalevsky (KGZ)
6  Sven Thiele (GER)
7  Mirabi Valiyev (UKR)
8  Petros Bourdoulis (GRE)
9  Feng Aigang (CHN)
10 GEO)
11  Zsolt Gombos (HUN)
12  Ebrahim Mehraban (IRI)
13  Amarjit Singh (GBR)
14  Andy Borodow (CAN)
15  Igor Klimov (KAZ)
16  Mick Pikos (AUS)
16  Neal Kranz (GUM)
16  Alfredo Far (PAN)


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