19+2 Quotas - allocated to the respective NOC (not individual).
2015 World Championships - 6
Pan American Qualification Tournament - 2
Asian Qualification Tournament - 2
African & Oceania Qualification Tournament - 2
European Qualification Tournament - 2+2
1st World Qualification Tournament - 3
2nd World Qualification Tournament - 2
Invitational / Host Nation - 0
Total - 21
Poland's Magomedmurad Gadzhiev and Ukraine's Andriy Kvyatkovskyi initially secured quota places for their respective countries in men's freestyle 65kg at the European Qualification Tournament, but have had their results nullified and associate Olympic licenses revoked due to doping violations for meldonium. As a result, the Olympic licenses were redistributed to Georgia and Armenia.
Georgia (Zurabi Iakobishvili) initially secured a quota place in men's freestyle 65kg at the first World Olympic Qualifier. Following the adjustment of Olympic qualifying nations as a response to doping violations, the nation's license was transferred to Bulgaria. Moreover, the unused license won by Bulgaria at the final World Olympic Qualifier was awarded to the United States.
On 9 July 2016, United World Wrestling, following recent meldonium guidelines outlined by the International Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency, has announced the reinstatement of National Olympic Committee qualification spots for the 2016 Olympic Games based on the performances of the following athletes:
Magomedmurad Gadzhiev (Poland, FS 65 kg), Janarbek Kenjeev (Kyrgyzstan, GR 85 kg), Erdenechimegiin Sumiyaa (Mongolia, FW 53 kg), Andriy Kvyatkovskyi (Ukraine, FS 65 kg), Oksana Herhel (Ukraine, FW 58 kg). Ukraine's 125 kg wrestler Alen Zasyeyev , the only other athlete peviously disqualified based on meldonium results, is not included in the above list as Ukraine qualified for an Olympic allocation during the 2nd World Qualifier in Istanbul. All National Olympic Committees previously granted Olympic qualification spots will not be impacted by this adjustment.
19 Quotas - allocated to the respective NOC (not individual).
6 from 2015 World Championships Las Vegas (USA) 07-15.09.2016
2 from Africa & Oceania 1-3.04.2016.
2 from Pan-America 8-10.04.2016.
2 from Asia 18-20.03.2016.
2 from Europe 15-17.04.2016
3 from 1st World Qualification Tournament 22-24.04.2016.
2 from 2nd World Qualification Tournament 06-08.05.2016.