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Men's Lightweight, Freestyle

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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 28, 2000
Date Finished: September 30, 2000
Format: Round-robin pools, winner of each pool advanced to single-elimination tournament.

Gold: RUS Murad Umakhanov
Silver: BUL Serafim Barzakov
Bronze: KOR Jang Jae-Seong

Summary

The two leading contenders were Russian Murad Umakhanov and Bulgarian Serafim Barzakov, who had met several times at recent World and European meets. Umakhanov was wrestling in memory of his brother, Shamil, who had been killed during the 1998 Russian Championships, when a balcony collapsed, killing 15 people. Both Umakhanov and Barzakov made it to the knockout round, where Umakhanov fought a close semi-final match against Korean Jang Jae-Seong, winning on criteria, after tying 4-4. The final, and the gold medal, went to Umakhanov, 3-2, when he scored a final point with only 15 seconds left in the match. Barzakov would come back to win the 2001 World Championships and silver medals at the 2003 and 2005 Worlds. Jang won the bronze medal with an easy victory over Iran’s Mohammad Talaei.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal CP TP
1 Murad Umakhanov 23 Russia RUS Gold
2 Serafim Barzakov 25 Bulgaria BUL Silver
3 Jang Jae-Seong 25 South Korea KOR Bronze
4 Mohammad Talaei 27 Iran IRI
5 Arshak Hayrapetyan 21 Armenia ARM
6 Carlos Ortíz 25 Cuba CUB
7 Şamil Əfəndiyev 27 Azerbaijan AZE 8 17
8 Štefan Fernyák 27 Slovakia SVK 6 4
9 Cary Kolat 27 United States USA 5 10
10 Ruslan Bodişteanu 23 Moldova MDA 5 11
11 Elbrus Tedieiev 25 Ukraine UKR 4 9
12 Nikolay Savin 24 Belarus BLR 4 8
13 Kazuyuki Miyata 24 Japan JPN 4 5
14 Jo Yong-Son 30 North Korea PRK 2 6
15 Otar Tushishvili 22 Georgia GEO 2 4
16 Maksat Boburbekov 26 Kyrgyzstan KGZ 2 3
17 Ramil Islamov 27 Uzbekistan UZB 0 2
18 Musa Ilhan 30 Australia AUS 0 0
19 Jürgen Scheibe 31 Germany GER 0 0