Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney Exhibition Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 25, 2000
Date Finished: September 27, 2000
Format: Round-robin pools, winner of each pool advanced to single-elimination tournament.
|Silver:||Sándor István Bárdosi|
The favorite was Turkey’s Hamza Yerlikaya, the defending gold medalist, who had won the European Championships in 1997-99, but had not featured at the Worlds since Atlanta. In 1996 Yerlikaya had defeated German Thomas Zander in the final, but in Sydney they were drawn against each other in pool one. Yerlikaya again defeated Zander, this time by 5-1, and that was his last semi-tough match on his way to the final. The final against Hungarian Sándor István Bárdosi was close, going to overtime, and ending in a 3-3 tie, but Yerlikaya defended his gold medal on officials’ decision. In the bronze medal match, Georgian [Mukhran Vakht’angadze] defeated Norway’s Fritz Aanes, 4-0, but Aanes fourth-place finish would not hold, as he failed a doping test and was disqualified.
|2||Sándor István Bárdosi||23||Hungary||HUN||Silver|
|5||Luis Enrique Méndez||26||Cuba||CUB|
|8||Mohamed Abd El-Fatah||22||Egypt||EGY||5||15|
|16||Amor Bach Hanba||23||Tunisia||TUN||2||2|
|19||Quincey Clark||28||United States||USA||0||0|