Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): State Sports Centre, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 30, 2000
Date Finished: September 30, 2000
Format: Single-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repêchage tournament for the bronze medal.
Korea had won the last two World Championships in the heavyweight class, with Kim Kyong-Hun winning in 1997, and Moon Dae-Sung winning in 1999. Kim was selected to compete at the Sydney Olympics. The Sydney crowd was pulling for Australia’s Daniel Trenton, who had won the bronze medal at the 1999 World Championships. Trenton and Kim had minimal competition in getting to the final, in which Kim prevailed, 6-2.
|1||Kim Gyeong-Hun||25||South Korea||KOR||Gold|
|4||Khaled Al-Dosari||28||Saudi Arabia||KSA|
|5T||Colin Daley||25||Great Britain||GBR|