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Judo at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Men's 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 22, 2000
Date Finished: September 22, 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: FRA David Douillet
Silver: JPN Shinichi Shinohara
Bronze: EST Indrek Pertelson
RUS Tamerlan Tmenov

Summary

Two judokas were expected to contest the gold medal. David Douillet (FRA) was the defending gold medalist and had won four World Championships. In the 1997 World final, he defeated Japan’s Shinichi Shinohara on a disputed penalty. But with Douillet absent because of a back injury in 1999, Shinohara won the World titles in both heavyweight and open class. Everything went according to form in Sydney and they advanced to the final with little opposition. The final match between the two again saw controversy. At 1:20, Douillet attempted a leg throw, but when Shinohara countered they both fell to the mat, with Douillet landing on his back. One judge ruled ippon for Shinohara, which would have given him the match, but other two ruled yuko for Douillet. The match was tied until the last minute, when Douillet scored a yuko, and he eventually won by yusei-gachi. The Japanese protested but it was not allowed. Shinohara later became a Japanese collegiate judo coach.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 David Douillet 31 France FRA Gold
2 Shinichi Shinohara 27 Japan JPN Silver
3T Indrek Pertelson 29 Estonia EST Bronze
3T Tamerlan Tmenov 23 Russia RUS Bronze
5T Ruslan Sharapov 33 Belarus BLR
5T Selim Tataroğlu 28 Turkey TUR
7T Ernesto Pérez 30 Spain ESP
7T Pan Song 24 China CHN
9T Angel Sánchez 25 Cuba CUB
9T Daniel Hernandes 21 Brazil BRA
9T Dennis van der Geest 25 Netherlands NED
9T Harry Van Barneveld 33 Belgium BEL
13T Frank Möller 30 Germany GER
13T Steeve Nguema Ndong 28 Gabon GAB
13T Vyacheslav Berduta 25 Kazakhstan KAZ
AC Abdullo Tangriyev 19 Uzbekistan UZB
AC Ahmed Baly 24 Egypt EGY
AC Aleksi Davitashvili 26 Georgia GEO
AC Badmaanyambuugiin Bat-Erdene 36 Mongolia MGL
AC Gabi Munteanu 27 Romania ROU
AC Imre Csősz 31 Hungary HUN
AC José Eugenio Vásquez 21 Dominican Republic DOM
AC Go Gyeong-Du 28 South Korea KOR
AC Martin Boonzaayer 27 United States USA
AC Mohamed Bouaichaoui 21 Algeria ALG
AC Nacanieli Takayawa-Qerawaqa 24 Fiji FIJ
AC Orlando Baccino 29 Argentina ARG
AC Petr Jákl 26 Czech Republic CZE
AC Rafał Kubacki 33 Poland POL
AC Robert Ball 35 Australia AUS
AC Sayed Miran Fashandi 26 Iran IRI
AC Valentyn Rusliakov 28 Ukraine UKR