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Wrestling at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman

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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 25, 2000
Date Finished: September 27, 2000
Format: Round-robin pools, winner of each pool advanced to single-elimination tournament.

Gold: CUB Filiberto Azcuy
Silver: JPN Katsuhiko Nagata
Bronze: RUS Aleksey Glushkov

Summary

Cuban Filiberto Azcuy was 1996 Olympic Champion as a welterweight, but he was elmiinated early at the 1999 World Championships, which meant Cuba did not have an entrant as a welterweight, but they did qualify for lightweight so Azcuy cut weight to compete in this class in Sydney. He had one close match early but after that stormed into the final where he met Japan’s Katsuhiko Nagata, who was known to his parents, but not much else. In the final Nagata underwhelmed Azcuy, as Azcuy scored 11 points in 1:44 to end the match by technical superiority. Nagata may have been unknown but he competed again at the 2004 Olympics, not coming close to a medal, but then turned professional and fought in mixed martial arts in Japan, with a desultory record of 6 wins, 7 losses, and 3 draws through 2011.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal CP TP
1 Filiberto Azcuy 27 Cuba CUB Gold
2 Katsuhiko Nagata 26 Japan JPN Silver
3 Aleksey Glushkov 25 Russia RUS Bronze
4 Valeri Nikitin 30 Estonia EST
5 Son Sang-Pil 27 South Korea KOR
6 İslam Duquçiyev 34 Azerbaijan AZE
7 Ryszard Wolny 31 Poland POL 8 8
8 Rustam Adzhy 27 Ukraine UKR 6 8
9 Ender Memet 33 Romania ROU 5 14
10 Ruslan Biktyakov 26 Uzbekistan UZB 4 4
11 Ghani Yalouz 32 France FRA 3 13
12 Heath Sims 28 United States USA 3 4
13 Adam Juretzko 28 Germany GER 3 2
14 Juha Lappalainen 27 Finland FIN 3 2
15 Csaba Hirbik 23 Hungary HUN 2 7
16 Parviz Zeidvand 20 Iran IRI 1 1
17 Vladimir Kopytov 34 Belarus BLR 0 0
18 Mattias Schoberg 27 Sweden SWE 0 0
19 Ali Abdo 19 Australia AUS 0 0