For the first time since 1996, Argentina will send a male wrestler to the Olympics as Agustin Destribats qualified in the 65 kg weight class for his nation on Sunday in Ottawa, Canada.
Destribats began his day with a decisive 7-2 quarterfinals win over Albaro Camacho (DOM). To qualify the weight, he faced 2012 Cadet World champion Zain Retherford (USA) in the semifinals.
Entering as the underdog, Destribats was taken down early and capitalized while down in parterre, putting himself in position to get Retherford on his back for the pin in 1:01.
The last Argentinian wrestler to compete at the Olympics was the freestyler Paolo Ibire.