Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney Exhibition Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 16, 2000
Date Finished: September 16, 2000
Format: Two single-elimination pools, with winner of each pool advanced to the final. All judoka losing to the finalists in each pool advanced to repêchage pools, with the winners of the repêchage pools earning bronze medals.
|Bronze:|| Manolo Poulot
After winning the 1996 gold medal in this class, Tadahiro Nomura also won the 1997 World Championships. He did not compete at the 1999 World Championships, won by Cuba’s Manolo Poulot. Both were drawn in Pool B at Sydney and met in the pool final, after they had easily won their preliminary matches. It was an epic match with Nomura winning only by yusei-gachi. After that match, the final was easy for Nomura. Facing Korea’s Jeong Seok-Gyeong. Nomura won with sumi-otoshi for ippon in only 14 seconds, the fastest final in Olympic history. Nomura would win his third consecutive gold medal in this event in 2004. He then stayed out of competition for two years but returned to try to win a four gold medal in 2008. However, he did not make the Japanese team for Beijing and retired in mid-2008.
|2||Jeong Seok-Gyeong||22||South Korea||KOR||Silver|
|7T||Brandan Greczkowski||23||United States||USA|
|7T||Elçin Mehdi İsmayılov||18||Azerbaijan||AZE|
|AC||Abdel Ouahed Idrissi Chorfi||31||Morocco||MAR|
|AC||Brendon Crooks||29||New Zealand||NZL|
|AC||John Buchanan||24||Great Britain||GBR|
|AC||Juan Carlos Jacinto||22||Dominican Republic||DOM|