Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Date Started: July 21, 1996
Date Finished: July 22, 1996
Format: Single-elimination tournament with classification rounds for placements.
The defending champion was [Mnatsakan Iskandaryan], who had won the 1994 World title, but he had otherwise not been that impressive in the ensuing two years. In the semi-finals he met Cuban [Filiberto Azcuy], bronze medalist at the 1995 Worlds, and the 1995 Pan American Games Champion. Azcuy eked out a 5-4 victory to advance to the final against Finland’s [Marko Asell], who was completely unheralded. Azcuy had little trouble with the Finn, winning 8-2 to take the gold medal. Azcuy would return and win another gold medal in 2000 at Sydney, although the weight classes were slightly different.
|7||Kim Jin-Su||22||South Korea||KOR|
|9||Marty Morgan||29||United States||USA||6||13|
|12||Jaroslav Zeman||34||Czech Republic||CZE||4||8|