What to know for Day 1 of wrestling

Andy Bisek

The first day of wrestling at the Rio Games will feature two Greco-Roman weight classes (59kg, 75kg). Below you’ll find information about the entrants, brackets, schedule and live stream links.

The 59kg field includes the past three world champions in Greco-Roman’s lightest weight class, including current No. 1 Ismael Borrero of Cuba.

The 75kg class is even more credentialed, with two reigning Olympic champions – Russia’s Roman Vlasov (at 74kg) and South Korea’s Kim Hyeon-Woo (at 66kg) – in the field. There are also a pair of reigning world champions: Vlasov (at 75kg) and Turkey’s Selcuk Cebi (at 80kg). The U.S. has a strong chance to earn a medal in this division thanks to Andy Bisek, who took bronze at the world championships in 2014 and 2015.

Schedule and live stream

Prelims: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET
Live stream: Mat A | Mat B | Mat C

Preliminary rounds all the way up through the semifinals will take place during the morning session, with competition taking place on three mats.

Finals: 3: p.m. – 6 p.m. ET
Live stream: Finals

The final session will feature repechage matches, bronze medal matches and gold medal matches.

59kg Greco-Roman

Pre-Olympic world rankings of entrants
No. 1: Ismael Borrero (CUB)
No. 2: Rovshan Bayramov (AZE)
No. 3: Almat Kebispayev (KAZ)
No. 5: Yun Won-Chol (PRK)
No. 6: Soslan Daurov (BLR)
No. 7: Arsen Eraliev (KGZ)
No. 8: Stig Andre Berge (NOR)
No. 9: Elmurat Tasmuradov (UZB)
No. 10: Haithem Mahmoud (EGY)
No. 12: Shinobu Ota (JPN)
No. 14: Hamid Sourian (IRI)
No. 15: Stepan Maryanyan (RUS)
No. 16: Andres Montano (ECU)
No. 18: Kristian Fris (SRB)
No. 19: Jesse Thielke (USA)
NR: Lee Jung-Baik (KOR)
NR: Wang Lumin (CHN)
NR: Messoud El Mahadi (MAR)
NR: Raiber Rodriguez (VEN)

Recent Olympic/world champions in the field
2012 Olympic champion (55kg): Hamid Sourian (IRI)
2013 world champion (55kg): Yun Won-Chol (PRK)
2014 world champion (59kg): Hamid Sourian (IRI)
2015 world champion (59kg): Ismael Borrero (CUB)

Team USA
Jesse Thielke, the world No. 19, is making his Olympic debut. He will face Morocco’s Messoud El Mahadi in the Round of 16.

Bracket
View the full 59kg bracket

75kg Greco-Roman

Pre-Olympic world rankings of entrants
No. 1 at 75kg: Roman Vlasov (RUS)
No. 1 at 80kg: Selcuk Cebi (TUR)
No. 2 at 75kg: Doszhan Kartikov (KAZ)
No. 3 at 75kg: Mark Madsen (DEN)
No. 4 at 75kg: Kim Hyeon-Woo (KOR)
No. 5 at 75kg: Andy Bisek (USA)
No. 6 at 75kg: Zurabi Datunashvili (GEO)
No. 7 at 75kg: Viktor Nemes (SRB)
No. 8 at 75kg: Peter Bacsi (HUN)
No. 9 at 75kg: Arsen Julfalakyan (ARM)
No. 10 at 75kg: Saeid Abdevali (IRI)
No. 10 at 80kg: Daniel Aleksandrov (BUL)
No. 11 at 75kg: Yang Bin (CHN)
No. 13 at 75kg: Elvin Mursaliyev (AZE)
No. 17 at 75kg: Bozo Starcevic (CRO)
No. 18 at 75kg: Zied Ait Ouagram (MAR)
No. 20 at 75kg: Mahmoud Sebie (EGY)
NR: Yurisandy Hernandez (CUB)
NR: Carlos Munoz (COL)
NR: Dilshodjon Turdiev (UZB)

Recent Olympic/world champions in the field
2012 Olympic champion (66kg): Kim Hyeon-Woo (KOR)
2012 Olympic champion (74kg): Roman Vlasov (RUS)
2013 world champion (74kg): Kim Hyeon-Woo (KOR)
2014 world champion (75kg): Arsen Julfalakyan (ARM)
2014 world champion (80kg): Peter Bacsi (HUN)
2015 world champion (75kg): Roman Vlasov (RUS)
2015 world champion (80kg): Selcuk Cebi (TUR)

Team USA
Andy Bisek, the world No. 5, is making his Olympic debut. The back-to-back world championships bronze medalist is considered the U.S. Greco-Roman team’s best shot at a medal in Rio.

Bracket
View the full 75kg bracket

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