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Men's Super-Heavyweight

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney Exhibition Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 23, 2000
Date Finished: October 1, 2000
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: GBR Audley Harrison
Silver: KAZ Mukhtarkhan Dildabekov
Bronze: ITA Paolo Vidoz
UZB Rustam Saidov

Summary

The last two World Champions, Sinan Samil Sam of Turkey (1999) and Georgi Kandelaki of Georgia (1997), were not in Sydney, both having turned professional. But the runners-up from those years were – Mukhtarkhan Dildabekov of Kazakhstan (1999) and Alexis Rubalcaba of Cuba (1997). They met in the quarter-finals with Dildabekov winning easily, 25-12. He went on to the final where he faced Britain's Audley Harrison, the 1998 Commonwealth Games gold medalist. The final was somewhat close for two rounds, but Harrison pulled away in the final two to win the gold medal, 30-16, despite fighting with an injured knuckle.\n\nHarrison turned professional after Sydney and had a decent career, still fighting through 2012, but has not won a world title. Dildabekov continued to fight as an amateur, coming back to the Olympics in 2004, where he lost in the quarter-finals.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Audley Harrison 28 Great Britain GBR Gold
2 Mukhtarkhan Dildabekov 24 Kazakhstan KAZ Silver
3T Paolo Vidoz 30 Italy ITA Bronze
3T Rustam Saidov 22 Uzbekistan UZB Bronze
5 Oleksiy Mazikin 25 Ukraine UKR
6 Alexis Rubalcaba 28 Cuba CUB
7 Samuel Peter 20 Nigeria NGR
8 Art Binkowski 25 Canada CAN
9T Ahmed Ali Abdel Samad 27 Egypt EGY
9T Aleksey Lyozin 27 Russia RUS
9T Angus Shelford 23 New Zealand NZL
9T Calvin Brock 25 United States USA
9T Cengiz Koç 23 Germany GER
9T Grzegorz Kiełsa 30 Poland POL
9T Michael Macaque 26 Mauritius MRI
9T Constantin Onofrei 24 Romania ROU