19 Quotas - allocated to the respective (not individual).
2015 World Championships - 6
Pan American Qualification Tournament - 2
Asian Qualification Tournament - 2+1
African & Oceania Qualification Tournament - 2
European Qualification Tournament - 2
1st World Qualification Tournament - 3
2nd World Qualification Tournament - 2
Invitational / Host Nation - 1
Total - 21
Kyrgyzstan's Janarbek Kenjeev originally earned a quota place in men's Greco-Roman 85kg at the Asian Qualification Tournament, but tested positive for doping, giving his nation's Olympic license to India.
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:
Janarbek Kenjeev (Kyrgyzstan, GR 85 kg). 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.