Russia's Viktor Lebedev originally earned a quota place at the 2015 World Championships, but because of new regulations set by the IOC, he was not allowed to participate due to a positive doping test at the 2006 Junior World Championships. His spot has been replaced by Belarus, the nation of the next best-ranked wrestler from the 2015 World Championships.
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.