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Judo at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games:

Men's Half-Middleweight

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Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union
Venue(s): Palace of Sports, Central Lenin Stadium Area, Moskva
Date Started: July 29, 1980
Date Finished: July 29, 1980
Format: Two single-elimination pools, with winner of each pool advanced to the final. All judoka losing to the winner of each pool advanced to repêchage pools, with the winners of the repêchage pools earning bronze medals.

Gold: URS Shota Khabareli
Silver: CUB Juan Ferrer
Bronze: FRA Bernard Tchoullouyan
GDR Harald Heinke

Summary

This was the class most affected by the boycott as Japan’s Shozo Fujii, four-time World Champion, was not present. In addition the 1980 European Champion, Neil Adams, dropped back to the lightweight class in Moskva. In their absence, the class came down, as did many in 1980 judo, to Soviet, Cuban, and East German fighters. The final matched Shota Khabareli (USSR and Georgia) against Cuba’s Juan Ferrer. Ferrer opened with koka at 23 seconds, but Khabarelli equaled the match at two minutes, and made the winning move at four minutes, scoring a yuko from ouchi-gari. The bronze medalists, Bernard Tchoullouyan of France and Harald Heinke of East Germany, had also won medals in this class at the 1979 Worlds.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Shota Khabareli 21 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 Juan Ferrer 24 Cuba CUB Silver
3T Bernard Tchoullouyan 27 France FRA Bronze
3T Harald Heinke 25 East Germany GDR Bronze
5T Mircea Frăţică 23 Romania ROU
5T Ignacio Sanz 24 Spain ESP
7T Georgi Petrov 25 Bulgaria BUL
7T Slavko Sikirić 25 Yugoslavia YUG
9 Dave McManus 24 Ireland IRL
10T António Roquete 25 Portugal POR
10T Carlos Alberto Cunha 21 Brazil BRA
12T Christopher Bowles 22 Great Britain GBR
12T Berkane Adda 21 Algeria ALG
12T Dovdongiin Dashjamts 26 Mongolia MGL
12T Thomas Hagmann 26 Switzerland SUI
12T Vladimír Bárta 25 Czechoslovakia TCH
17T Philippe Simo Cameroon CMR
17T Karim Badiane 21 Senegal SEN
17T Jarosław Brawata 24 Poland POL
17T Henry Sichalwe Zambia ZAM
17T János Gyáni 21 Hungary HUN
17T Michel Grant 22 Sweden SWE
17T Bassam El-Jabbin 19 Syria SYR