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Wrestling at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Men's Bantamweight, Greco-Roman

Wrestling at the 2000 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

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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 24, 2000
Date Finished: September 26, 2000
Format: Round-robin pools, winner of each pool advanced to single-elimination tournament.

Gold: KOR Sim Gwon-Ho
Silver: CUB Lázaro Rivas
Bronze: PRK Kang Yong-Gyun

Summary

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.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal CP TP
1 Sim Gwon-Ho 27 South Korea KOR Gold
2 Lázaro Rivas 25 Cuba CUB Silver
3 Kang Yong-Gyun 26 North Korea PRK Bronze
4 Andriy Kalashnykov 35 Ukraine UKR
5 Alfred Ter-Mkrtchyan 29 Germany GER
6 Wang Hui 23 China CHN
7 Natig Eyvazov 29 Azerbaijan AZE 8 14
8 Uran Kalilov 19 Kyrgyzstan KGZ 7 13
9 Rakymzhan Asembekov 22 Kazakhstan KAZ 5 9
10 Mohamed Moustafa Abou Elea 20 Egypt EGY 5 8
11 Ercan Yıldız 26 Turkey TUR 4 16
12 Aleksey Shevtsov 21 Russia RUS 4 16
13 Marian Sandu 28 Romania ROU 4 16
14 Hassan Rangraz 20 Iran IRI 4 10
15 Aleksandr Tsertsvadze 22 Georgia GEO 3 4
16 Petr Švehla 28 Czech Republic CZE 2 5
17 Steven Mays 34 United States USA 1 3
18 Tero Katajisto 29 Finland FIN 1 2
19 Dariusz Jabłoński 27 Poland POL 0 2
20 Jotham Pellew 22 New Zealand NZL 0 0