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|