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Judo at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Men's Half-Lightweight

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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 17, 2000
Date Finished: September 17, 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.

Gold: TUR Hüseyin Özkan
Silver: FRA Larbi Ben Boudaoud
Bronze: ITA Girolamo Giovinazzo
GEO Georgios Vazagkasvili

Summary

France’s Larbi Ben Boudaoud was World Champion in 1999 after winning a silver medal at the 1997 Worlds. He was also European Champion in 1998 and 1999. In the 1999 World final, he defeated Turkey’s Hüseyin Özkan. In Sydney they again met in the final. Ben Boudaoud led early in the match when Özkan threw him for ippon to win the gold medal. Neither judoka was a native of the country they represented in 2000. Ben Boudaoud was born in Algeria, but had moved to France as a youth. Özkan was born in Chechnya in the Soviet Caucausus, but moved to Turkey when he was 20. His judo gold medal was the first Turkish gold medal won in a sport other than weightlifting or wrestling.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Hüseyin Özkan 28 Turkey TUR Gold
2 Larbi Ben Boudaoud 26 France FRA Silver
3T Georgios Vazagkasvili 26 Georgia GEO Bronze
3T Girolamo Giovinazzo 32 Italy ITA Bronze
5T Arash Miresmaeili 19 Iran IRI
5T Patrick van Kalken 24 Netherlands NED
7T Han Ji-Hwan 23 South Korea KOR
7T Yukimasa Nakamura 28 Japan JPN
9T Henrique Guimarães 28 Brazil BRA
9T Ivan Baglayev 24 Kazakhstan KAZ
9T Kiyoshi Uematsu 22 Spain ESP
9T Zhang Guangjun 25 China CHN
13T David Somerville 26 Great Britain GBR
13T Georgi Georgiev 24 Bulgaria BUL
13T Melvin Méndez 25 Puerto Rico PUR
13T Pürevdorjiin Nyamlkhagva 25 Mongolia MGL
17 Jorge Quintanal 26 Guatemala GUA
AC Alex Ottiano 24 United States USA
AC Amar Meridja 24 Algeria ALG
AC Andrew Collett 21 Australia AUS
AC Anis Lounifi 22 Tunisia TUN
AC Gabriel Bengtsson 23 Sweden SWE
AC Islam Matsiyev 26 Russia RUS
AC Javier Wanga 19 Aruba ARU
AC Jean-Claude Cameroun 27 Cameroon CMR
AC József Csák 33 Hungary HUN
AC Kevin Ngapoula-Mbembo 20 Congo (Brazzaville) CGO
AC Ludwig Ortíz 24 Venezuela VEN
AC Mansur Zhumayev 25 Uzbekistan UZB
AC Martín Ríos 22 Argentina ARG
AC Miguel Angel Moreno 23 El Salvador ESA
AC Pedro Caravana 25 Portugal POR
AC Tarek Ayad 27 Libya LBA
AC Victor Bivol 23 Moldova MDA
AC Yordanis Arencibia 20 Cuba CUB