Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  >  >  > Men's Half-Lightweight

Judo at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games:

Men's Half-Lightweight

Judo at the 1988 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games ▪ Next Summer Games

Events:
Phases:

Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Venue(s): Jangchung Gymnastium, Seoul
Date Started: September 26, 1988
Date Finished: September 26, 1988
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: KOR Lee Gyeong-Geun
Silver: POL Janusz Pawłowski
Bronze: FRA Bruno Carabetta
JPN Yosuke Yamamoto

Summary

The favorite was the 1987 World Champion, Japan’s Yosuke Yamamoto. In winning that title, he had defeated the 1985 World Champion, Yury Sokolov (URS), in the final. Sokolov was also in Seoul. More lightly regarded was Korean Lee Gyeong-Geun, who had been runner-up in 1985 to Sokolov. In the first round, Sokolov lost to former European Champion Bruno Carabetta (FRA), basically eliminating him from medal contention. The pool finals matched Yamamoto against unheralded Pole Janusz Pawłowski, and Lee against European Champion Tamás Bujkó. Yamamoto was not expected to have trouble, but Pawłowski threw him with ippon-seoi-nage to advance to the final. Lee won the other pool final with ippon from a hold, after dominating the Hungarian. The final was very close. Lee won, but only by decision (yusei-gachi) at the time limit.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Lee Gyeong-Geun 25 South Korea KOR Gold
2 Janusz Pawłowski 29 Poland POL Silver
3T Yosuke Yamamoto 28 Japan JPN Bronze
3T Bruno Carabetta 22 France FRA Bronze
5T Tamás Bujkó 25 Hungary HUN
5T Brent Cooper 28 New Zealand NZL
7T Philip Laats 25 Belgium BEL
7T Claudio Yafuso 18 Argentina ARG
9T Drago Bećanović 23 Yugoslavia YUG
9T Ivo Kostadinov 19 Bulgaria BUL
11 Tommy Mortensen 22 Denmark DEN
12T Pepi Reiter 29 Austria AUT
12T Pavel Petřikov 29 Czechoslovakia TCH
14T Driss El-Mamoun Morocco MAR
14T Joseph Marchal 27 United States USA
14T Vicente Céspedes 21 Paraguay PAR
14T Jamsrangiin Dorjderem 23 Mongolia MGL
14T Majemite Omagbaluwaje 19 Nigeria NGR
14T Eduardo Landazury 22 Colombia COL
20T Guido Schumacher 22 West Germany FRG
20T Ricardo Cardoso 25 Brazil BRA
20T Hussain Safar 22 Kuwait KUW
20T Pierre Sène 24 Senegal SEN
20T Udo Quellmalz 21 East Germany GDR
20T Wu Po-Chen 22 Chinese Taipei TPE
20T Leo Sarti 32 San Marino SMR
20T Stephen Farrugia 24 Malta MLT
20T Yavuz Yolcu 22 Turkey TUR
20T Warren Rosser 25 Australia AUS
20T Luis Fortunato 25 Angola ANG
20T Ilias Ioannou 22 Cyprus CYP
20T Mamadou Keita 26 Mali MLI
20T Au Woon Yiu 27 Hong Kong HKG
34T Mark Adshead 25 Great Britain GBR
34T Víctor Rivera 22 Puerto Rico PUR
34T Rishiram Pradhan Nepal NEP
34T Derrick Anderson 22 Guam GUM
34T Meziane Dahmani 23 Algeria ALG
34T Yury Sokolov 27 Soviet Union URS
34T Craig Weldon 28 Canada CAN
34T John Bogie 24 Kenya KEN
34T Kamil Sabali 18 Lebanon LIB