Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney Exhibition Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 24, 2000
Date Finished: September 26, 2000
Format: Round-robin pools, winner of each pool advanced to single-elimination tournament.
The favorites were the last two World Champions. Korean [Sim Gwon-Ho] had won in 1998 and was the Olympic gold medalist in 1996 as a light-flyweight. Cuban [Lázaro Rivas] was the 1999 World and Pan American Games Champion. The two were easily the class of the class and met in the final, where Sim overwhelmed Rivas, winning 8-0. The bronze medal went to North Korean [Kang Yong-Gyun], who defeated Ukrainian [Andriy Kalashnykov], 7-0. Sim’s gold medal was his ninth championship at a major international since 1993.
|1||Sim Gwon-Ho||27||South Korea||KOR||Gold|
|3||Kang Yong-Gyun||26||North Korea||PRK||Bronze|
|10||Mohamed Moustafa Abou Elea||20||Egypt||EGY||5||8|
|16||Petr Švehla||28||Czech Republic||CZE||2||5|
|17||Steven Mays||34||United States||USA||1||3|
|20||Jotham Pellew||22||New Zealand||NZL||0||0|