Updated Seeding Points For The Olympics After The European Championships

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The Olympic Games will be seeded for the second time, and there are three opportunities to earn seeding points. The second of those is the continental championships, two of which were just completed.

We've tallied the updated seeding points earned after the African and European championships, which serve two purposes. The first is as we mentioned to separate the top four seeds at the Olympics in Tokyo this August. The second is to separate the top two seeds at the four different continental qualifiers next month.

Prior to the continental qualifiers, those countries who have not yet guaranteed themselves a place in the Games can earn seeding points at their respective continental championships. For example, Ukraine is not yet qualified at 65kg in men's freestyle, so they sent an athlete to the European championships to try to earn separation points for the European Olympic qualifier.

Those same points apply to any athletes entered in the last chance qualifier in early May, which allows any country around the world to enter that has not yet won a slot in the Olympics. After that, there is a second ranking series event in Warsaw, Poland, in June, which is the final opportunity to earn separation points for Tokyo.

Below are the points earned by weight class so far, and remember that these points only apply to the athlete that earned them; they cannot be shared between wrestlers from the same country. An asterisk indicates that nation has qualified that weight for the Games.


57kg

SeedNameCountryPoints
1Zaur Uguev*RUS60
2Suleyman Atli*TUR58
3Stevan Micic*SRB48
4Ravi Kumar*IND25
5Nurislam Sanayev*KAZ25
6Reza Atri*IRI20
7Azamat Tuskaev*RUS20
8Bekhbayar ErdenebatMGL18
9Abdelhak KherbacheALG18
10Givi DavidoviITA16
11Horst LehrGER16
12Iuna Fafe DiamantinoGBS16
13Thomas GilmanUSA16
14Oscar Eduardo Tigreros Urbano
COL14
15Joe ColonUSA14
16Mohmaed Gamal AbdelnaserEGY14
17Jakobo Tanki TauRSA14
18Georgi VangelovBUL14
19Mihran JaburyanARM14
20Yuki TakahashiJPN12
21Fathi MohamedSUD12
22Afgan KhashalovAZE12
23Soufiane Kabil
MAR12
24Minghu LiuCHN12
25Ebikewenimo WelsonNGR10
26Andreu DukovROU10
27Daton FixUSA10
28Andrii YatsenkoUKR10
29Mohamed Ismaele CamaraGUI8

Suleyman Atli of Turkey and Stevan Micic of Serbia solidified their positions as the two and three seeds at Euros. Atli defeated Micic in the first round and went on to finish second while Micic came back to win bronze.

65kg

SeedNameCountryPoints
1Gadzhimurad Rashidov*RUS60
2Bajrang Punia*IND41
3Iszmail Muszukajev*HUN41
4Daulet Niyazbekov*KAZ40
5Erik ArushanianUKR28
6Selahattin KilicsallayanTUR24
7Kurban Shiraev*RUS22
8Tulga Tumur Ochir*MGL20
9Takuto Otoguro*JPN20
10Niurgun SkriabinBLR20
11Ali RahimzadeAZE18
12Haji Mohamad AliBRN18
13Mbunde Cumba MbaliGBS18
14Marwane Ahmed YezzaFRA16
15Alexander SemisorowGER16
16Amas DanielNGR16
17Niklas Dietmar DornGER14
18Jong Chol SonPRK14
19Amar LaissaouiALG14
20Fathi Tarek Fathi Attia IsmailEGY14
21Jordan OliverUSA14
22Krzysztof BienkowskiPOL12
23Zain RetherfordUSA12
24Adama DiattaSEN12
25Faourk JelassiTUN12
26Vasyl ShuptarUKR10
27Reynhardt LouwRSA10
28Otmane El BahjaMAR8

Former Russian Iszmail Muszukajev has equaled Bajrang Punia in terms of points, but that will likely change this week at the Asian championships. If they are sent to the European Qualifier in Budapest it will be Erik Arushanian of Ukraine and Selahattin Killicsallayn of Turkey as the top two seeds. 

74kg

SeedNameCountryPoints
1Frank Chamizo*ITA62
2Zaurbek Sidakov*RUS60
3Daniyar Kaisanov*KAZ32
4Soner DemirtasTUR32
5Murad KuramagomedovHUN30
6Zelimkhan Khadjiev*FRA25
7Jordan Burroughs*USA25
8Mao Okui*JPN20
9Ogbonna Emmanuel John
NGR20
10Magomedrasul Gazimagomedov*RUS20
11Kamil RybickiPOL18
12Avtandil KentchadzeGEO18
13Ishak BoukhorsALG18
14Khadzhimurad Gadzhiyev
AZE16
15Miroslav KirovBUL16
16Kyle DakeUSA16
17Maher GhanmiTUN16
18Reda RamadanEGY16
19Mathayo Matonya MahabilaKEN14
20Valentin BorzinMDA14
21Mohamed ChakirMAR14
22Jaundre Van RielRSA12
23Seungchul LeeKOR12
24Denys PavlovUKR12
25Fazli EryilmazTUR12
26Jean Bernard DiattaSEN10
27Azamat NurykauBLR10
28Franklin Gomez MatosPUR10

Frank Chamizo takes over as the top seed after winning gold in Rome. It has been reported Zelimkhan Khadjiev tested positive for PEDs at Worlds but is still showing in UWW's rankings. Soner Demirtas of Turkey and Murad Kuramagomedov of Hungary are looking like your top seeds at the European Qualifier.

86kg

SeedNameCountryPoints
1Hassan Yazdanicharati*IRI60
2Artur Naifonov*RUS47
3Deepak Punia*IND40
4Myles Amine*SMR40
5Patrick DowneyUSA26
6Stefan Reichmuth*SUI25
7Carlos Izquierdo Mendez*COL20
8Khaled Masoud ElmoatamadawiEGY20
9Ahmed DudarovGER18
10Boris MakoevSVK18
11Rasul TsikhayeuBLR18
12Roman Manitra Raharison
MAD18
13Ekerekeme AgiomorNGR16
14Fateh BenferdjallahALG16
15Taimuraz FrievESP16
16Zahid ValenciaUSA16
17Lars SchaefleGER16
18Akhmed MagamaevBUL16
19Bedopassa Buassat DjondeGBS14
20Sabri MnasriyaTUN14
21Alex DieringerUSA14
22Radoslaw MarcinkiewiczPOL14
23Blaise DiattaSEN12
24Abubakr AbakarovAZE12
25Sohsuke TakataniJPN12
26Fatih ErdinTUR12
27Illia ArchaiaUKR10
28Guma Babiker Adam BashirSUD10
29William RaffiITA10

Myles Amine is now looking at a seed after finishing second at Euros. If Artur Naifonov wins the spot for Russia there's a good chance he finishes seeded.

97kg

SeedNameCountryPoints
1Abdulrashid Sadulaev*RUS80
2Sharif Sharifov*AZE40
3Kyle Snyder*USA39
4Magomedgadji Nurov*MKD37
5Elizbar Odikadze*GEO36
6Abraham de Jesus Conyedo RuanoITA28
7Alisher Yergali*KAZ20
8Magomed IbragimovUZB18
9Albert SaritovROU18
10Mohammadhossein Mohammadian
IRI18
11Mohamed SaadaouiTUN18
12Martin ErasumsRSA16
13Nicolai CebanMDA16
14Aliaksandr HushtynBLR16
15Magomed MusaevKGZ14
16Murazi MchedlidzeUKR14
17Gennadij CudinovicGER14
18Nurmagomed Gadzhiyev*AZE14
19Francisco Nkunga NgondaANG14
20Soso TamararuNGR14
21Ali ShabanibengarIRI12
22Pavel OlejnyikHUN12
23Amoussou Nicolas CakpoBEN12
24Hosam Mohamed MustafaEGY12
25Oualid BouazaziALG10
26Radoslaw BaranPOL10
27Mohamed FaiqMAR8

Abdulrashid Sadulaev extended his stranglehold on the one seed, and fellow Dagestani Magomedgadji Nurov moved into the four slot.

125kg

SeedNameCountryPoints
1Geno Petriashvili*GEO80
2Taha Akgul*TUR40
3Oleksandr Khotsianivskyi*UKR39
4Jamaladdin MagomedovAZE30
5Khasanboy Rakhimov*UZB25
6Badzha Khutaba
*SYR20
7Zhiwei Deng*CHN20
8Nick MatuhinGER20
9Egzon ShalaKOS18
10Robert BaranPOL18
11Diaaeldin Kamal Gouda
EGY18
12Amir ZareIRI16
13Yadollah MohebiIRI16
14Djahid BerrahalALG16
15Baldan TsyzhipovRUS16
16Bilyal MakhovRUS14
17Johannes Jacobus KrielRSA14
18Levan BerianidzeARM14
19Thiacka FayeSEN13
20Alexandr RomanovMDA12
21Yusup BatirmurazevKAZ12
22Amar DhesiCAN12
23Abdelmoneim AdouliTUN12
24Ihar DziatkoBLR12
25Daniel LigetiHUN10

Geno Petriashvili grew his lead as the one seed. Oleksandr Khotsianivskyi is now just behind Taha Akgul, while Azerbaijan's Jamaladdin Magomedov guaranteed himself the top seed at the Euro Qualifier.

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