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    2020 Olympics: 76 kg Women's Freestyle Results and Notes

    2020 Olympic champion Aline Rotter-Focken (Photo courtesy of Kadir Caliksen; UWW)

    Today marked the first medals that were handed out in wrestling at the 2020 Olympics. As each weight class has concluded we will have a wrap-up for each, which includes results and some notable facts related to the weight.

    Past Articles

    60 kg Men's Greco-Roman

    76 kg Women's Freestyle Final Results

    Qualification Results

    Adeline Gray (USA) over Zaineb Sghaier (Tunisia) Fall 2:11

    Yasemin Adar (Turkey) over Aline Silva (Brazil) 6-0

    Natalia Vorobieva (ROC) over Samar Hamza (Egypt) 16-12

    Aiperi Medet Kyzy (Kyrgyzstan) over Elmira Syzdkova (Kazakhstan) 8-1

    Hiroe Minagawa (Japan) over Burmaa Ochirbat (Mongolia) 8-0

    Epp Mae (Estonia) over Erica Wiebe (Canada) 5-4

    Qian Zhou (China) over Alla Belinska (Ukraine) 4-3

    Aline Rotter-Focken (Germany) over Vasilisa Marzaliuk (Belarus) 2-1

    Quarterfinal Results

    Adeline Gray (USA) over Yasemin Adar (Turkey) 6-4

    Aiperi Medet Kyzy (Kyrgyzstan) over Natalia Vorobieva (ROC) 12-0

    Hiroe Minagawa (Japan) over Epp Mae (Estonia) 3-0

    Aline Rotter-Focken (Germany) over Qian Zhou (China) 8-3

    Semifinal Results

    Adeline Gray (USA) over Aiperi Medet Kyzy (Kyrgyzstan) 3-2

    Aline Rotter-Focken (Germany) over Hiroe Minagawa (Japan) 3-1

    Repechage Results

    Yasemin Adar (Turkey) over Zaineb Sghaier (Tunisia) Fall 1:21

    Qian Zhou (China) over Vasilisa Marzaliuk (Belarus) 2-1

    Bronze Medal Matches

    Yasemin Adar (Turkey) over Aiperi Medet Kyzy (Kyrgyzstan) Fall 1:24

    Qian Zhou (China) over Hiroe Minagawa (Japan) Fall 2:30

    Gold Medal Match

    Aline Rotter-Focken (Germany) over Adeline Gray (USA) 7-3


    Aline Rotter-Focken became the first German woman wrestler to win a gold medal at the Olympics

    Before the Olympics, Rotter-Focken stated that this would be the final tournament of her career.

    Rotter-Focken is the first German to win gold in any style since Maik Bullman who won (90 kg Greco-Roman) in 1992.

    Rotter-Focken is now a five-time World/Olympic medalist.

    Adeline Gray became just the third American woman to make an Olympic final (Helen Maroulis: gold/2016; Sara McMann silver/2004).

    Gray now is an eight-time world/Olympic medalist.

    Adar is a three-time world/Olympic medalist.

    Zhou is a three-time world/Olympic medalist.

    This weight class had two previous Olympic champions (Erica Wiebe and Natalia Vorobieva). The pair combined to win only one match and neither medaled.

    All four medalists at this weight are at least 29 years old (Adar/29, Gray/Rotter-Focken/30, Zhou/32).

    For the third consecutive Olympics, Japan did not capture a medal at the highest weight class. According to our friend at Mat-Talk Online, Jason Bryant, these are the only occasions where Japan has failed to earn a medal in women's wrestling since its inception in 2004.

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