2020 Olympics: 86 kg Men's Freestyle Results and Notes

2x Olympic gold medalist Risako Kawai (Photo courtesy of UWW)

Monday 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

57 kg Men's Freestyle

60 kg Men's Greco-Roman

67 kg Men's Greco-Roman

77 kg Men's Greco-Roman

87 kg Men's Greco-Roman

97 kg Men's Greco-Roman

130 kg Men's Greco-Roman

57 kg Women's Freestyle

62 kg Women's Freestyle

68 kg Women's Freestyle

76 kg Women's Freestyle

Qualification Results

Hassan Yazdani (Iran) over Javrail Shapiev (Uzbekistan) 11-2

Stefan Reichmuth (Switzerland) over Fateh Benferdjallah (Algeria) 6-2

Osman Gocen (Turkey) over Sohsuke Takatani (Japan) 2-2

Artur Naifonov (ROC) over Boris Makoev (Slovakia) 6-0

Myles Amine (San Marino) over Carlos Izquierdo Mendez (Colombia) 12-2

David Taylor (USA) over Ali Shabanau (Belarus) 11-0

Zushen Lin (China) over Pool Ambrocio Greifo (Peru) 11-0

Deepak Punia (India) over Ekerekeme Agiomore (Nigeria) 12-1

Quarterfinal Results

Hassan Yazdani (Iran) over Stefan Reichmuth (Switzerland) 12-1

Artur Naifonov (ROC) over Osman Gocen (Turkey) 12-1

David Taylor (USA) over Myles Amine (San Marino) 12-2

Deepak Punia (India) over Zushen Lin (China) 6-3

Semifinal Results

Hassan Yazdani (Iran) over Artur Naifonov (ROC) 7-1

David Taylor (USA) over Deepak Punia (India) 10-0

Repechage Results

Myles Amine (San Marino) over Ali Shabanau (Belarus) 2-0

Javrail Shapiev (Uzbekistan) over Stefan Reichmuth (Switzerland) 5-2

Bronze Medal Matches

Myles Amine (San Marino) over Deepak Punia (India) 4-2

Artur Naifonov (ROC) over Javrail Shapiev (Uzbekistan) 2-0

Gold Medal Match

David Taylor (USA) over Hassan Yazdani (Iran) 4-3


David Taylor became a two-time World/Olympic Champion.

Taylor is the third American to medal at the 84/86 kg weight class at the Olympics since 2004. (J'den Cox - 3rd/2016; Cael Sanderson - 1st/2004).

Taylor outscored the competition in Tokyo 37-5 during his gold medal run.

He is now 3-0 career against Hassan Yazdani.

Yazdani has not lost to another opponent since 2016.

Yazdani is now a six-time World/Olympic medalist.

He is now a two-time Olympic medalist (2nd/2020 and 1st/2016).

Yazdani has earned a medal at every World/Olympic event since 2015.

Artur Naifonov is a two-time World/Olympic medalist.

Myles Amine earned his first World/Olympic medal.

Amine's bronze medal was the first ever for San Marino at the Olympics.

Earlier this Games, two other athletes earned the first Olympic medals ever for San Marino, in any sport.

Amine had to defeat a pair of returning world medalists Ali Shabanau and Deepak Punia to earn his bronze.

A pair of past world silver medalists lost in the first round (Boris Makoev and Sohsuke Takatani) and didn't get pulled into repechage.


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