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What to know for Day 3 of wrestling

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Tuesday will mark the final day of Greco-Roman competition before things switch over to freestyle for the remainder of the Olympics. Closing out the Greco-Roman porrtion of wrestling will be the 99kg and 98kg divisions.


The 66kg division will include two reigning world champions: Germany's Frank Staebler and Azerbaijan's Rasul Chunayev. Staebler's world title came at 66kg, while Chunayev's came at the non-Olympic weight class of 71kg.


The 98kg division will be led by two-time reigning world champion Artur Aleksanyan of Armenia.


So far, only two countries have won gold in Greco-Roman wrestling this week: Russia and Cuba. Both nations have wrestlers ranked inside the top ten of the world at 66kg and 98kg and will look to continue their winning ways on Tuesday. Iran will have a 2012 Olympic gold medalist in the field at both weight classes.


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.


All live streams will be archived as replays shortly after the event ends.


66kg Greco-Roman wrestling


Pre-Olympic world rankings of entrants

No. 1 at 66kg: Frank Staebler (GER)

No. 1 at 71kg: Rasul Chunayev (AZE)

No. 2 at 66kg: Tamas Lorincz (HUN)

No. 3 at 66kg: Ryu Han-Su (KOR)

No. 4 at 66kg: Islambek Albiev (RUS)

No. 6 at 66kg: Davor Stefanek (SRB)

No. 8 at 66kg: Migran Arutyunyan (ARM)

No. 8 at 71kg: Tero Vaelimaeki (FIN)

No. 9 at 66kg: Miguel Martinez (CUB)

No. 10 at 66kg: Shmagi Bolkvadze (GEO)

No. 10 at 71kg: Ruslan Tsarev (KGZ)

No. 11 at 66kg: Tarek Benaissa (ALG)

No. 13 at 66kg: Wuileixis Rivas (VEN)

No. 14 at 66kg: Ion Panait (ROU)

No. 16 at 66kg: Edgaras Venckaitis (LTU)

No. 18 at 66kg: Omid Norouzi (IRI)

NR: Tomohiro Inoue (JPN)

NR: Adham Ahmed Saleh Kahk (EGY)

NR: Craig Miller (NZL)


Recent Olympic/world champions in the field

2012 Olympic champion (60kg): Omid Norouzi (IRI)

2013 world champion (66kg): Ryu Han-Su (KOR)

2014 world champion (66kg): Davor Stefanek (SRB)

2015 world champion (66kg): Frank Staebler (GER)

2015 world champion (71kg): Rasul Chunayev (AZE)


Team USA

The U.S. did not qualify a wrestler in this weight class.


Bracket
View the full 66kg bracket


98kg Greco-Roman wrestling


Pre-Olympic world rankings of entrants

No. 2: Artur Aleksanyan (ARM)

No. 3: Ghasem Rezaei (IRI)

No. 4: Islam Magomedov (RUS)

No. 6: Cenk Ildem (TUR)

No. 8: Yasmany Lugo (CUB)

No. 9: Dimitriy Timchenko (UKR)

No. 10: Daigoro Timoncini (ITA)

No. 11: Xiao Di (CHN)

No. 14: Tsimafei Dzeinichenka (BLR)

No. 15: Balazs Kiss (HUN)

No. 16: Ardo Arusaar (EST)

No. 17: Fredrik Schoen (SWE)

No. 19: Alin Alexuc-Ciurariu (ROU)

No. 20: Luillys Perez (VEN)

NR: Hamdy Abdelwahab (EGY)

NR: Elis Guri (BUL)

NR: Hemza Haloui (ALG)

NR: Revazi Nadareishvili (GEO)

NR: Hardeep Singh (IND)


Recent Olympic/world champions in the field

2012 Olympic champion (96kg): Ghasem Rezaei (IRI)

2014 world champion (98kg): Artur Aleksanyan (ARM)

2015 world champion (98kg): Artur Aleksanyan (ARM)


Team USA

The U.S. did not qualify a wrestler in this weight class.


Bracket
View the full 98kg bracket



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