Davor Stefanek wins Serbia’s first gold medal in wrestling

Serbia’s first-ever medal in wrestling will be gold thanks to Davor Stefanek.

Stefanek, the 2014 world champion, defeated Armenia’s Migran Arutyunyan in the Gold Medal Match of the 66kg Greco-Roman wrestling tournament. The bout ended in a 1-1 score, by Stefanek got the win on criteria because he was the last one to be awarded a point.

The bronze medals went to Georgia’s Shmagi Bolkvadze and Azerbaijan’s Rasul Chunayev. Chunayev, the reigning 71kg world champion, had to drop down a weight class to compete in the 66kg tournament in Rio. He beat 2013 world champion Ryu Han-Su of South Korea by technical fall in his Bronze Medal Match.

66kg Greco-Roman quarterfinals
Stefanek (SRB) wins 6-2 vs. Staebler (GER)
Bolkvadze (GEO) wins 2-0 vs. Norouzi (IRI)
Arutyunyan (ARM) wins 2-1 vs. Ryu (KOR)
Chunayev (AZE) wins by tech fall 10-2 vs. Benaissa (ALG)

66kg Greco-Roman semifinals
Stefanek (SRB) wins by fall (1:26) vs. Bolkvadze (GEO)
Arutyunyan (ARM) wins 4-1 vs. Chunayev (AZE)

66kg Greco-Roman repechage
Inoue (JPN) wins on criteria 2-2 vs. Staebler (GER)
Ryu (KOR) wins 5-0 vs. Kahk (EGY)

66kg Greco-Roman Bronze Medal Matches
Bolkvadze (GEO) wins 1-0 vs. Inoue (JPN)
Chunayev (AZE) wins by tech fall 8-0 vs. Ryu (KOR)

66kg Greco-Roman Gold Medal Match
Stefanek (SRB) wins on criteria 1-1 vs. Arutyunyan (ARM)