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Henry Cejudo of the United States controlled the action to claim a two-period victory over Tomihiro Matsunaga of Japan in the gold-medal Olympic wrestling final, 2-2, 3-0 at 55 kg. Cejudo won the first period against Matsunaga by scoring the highest point move, a two-point exposure. He won the second period on a three-point high crotch takedown and became the youngest USA wrestler to clench an Olympic wrestling gold medal.

- 55kg, Beijing 2008, CEJUDO, Henry, Japan, KUDUKHOV, Besik, MATSUNAGA, Tomohiro, Russian Federation, United States of America, VELIKOV, Radoslav, Wrestling Freestyle, Wrestling, Men,

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