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Judo at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Lightweight

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Ano Liosia Olympic Hall, Ano Liossia
Date Started: August 16, 2004
Date Finished: August 16, 2004
Format: Two single-elimination pools, with winner of each pool advanced to the final. All judoka losing to the finalists in each pool advanced to repêchage pools, with the winners of the repêchage pools earning bronze medals.

Gold: KOR Lee Won-Hui
Silver: RUS Vitaly Makarov
Bronze: USA Jimmy Pedro
BRA Leandro Guilheiro

Summary

Korea’s Lee Won-Hui had won the 2003 World Championships and won 48 consecutive matches thru 2003. Heavily favored in the pool quarter-final, he faced American Jimmy Pedro, the 1999 World Champion. Pedro had stopped Lee’s winning streak in late 2003 at the Korean Open. But in Athina, Lee used seoi-nage for ippon to win at 3:37. The final matched Lee against the 2001 World Champion, Vitaly Makarov of Russia, and won by ippon with only nine seconds left in the match. Pedro went thru the repêchage to win a bronze medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Lee Won-Hui 23 South Korea KOR Gold
2 Vitaly Makarov 30 Russia RUS Silver
3T Leandro Guilheiro 21 Brazil BRA Bronze
3T Jimmy Pedro 33 United States USA Bronze
5T Victor Bivol 27 Moldova MDA
5T Daniel Fernandes 31 France FRA
7T Davit Kevkhishvili 21 Georgia GEO
7T João Neto 22 Portugal POR
AC Egamnazar Akbarov 28 Uzbekistan UZB
AC Lavrentis Alexanidis 26 Greece GRE
AC Claudiu Baştea 25 Romania ROU
AC Hennadiy Bilodid 27 Ukraine UKR
AC Andrew Collett 25 Australia AUS
AC Sašo Jereb 21 Slovenia SLO
AC Khristodoulos Khristodoulidis 27 Cyprus CYP
AC Ernst Laraque 33 Haiti HAI
AC Anatoly Laryukov 33 Belarus BLR
AC Akapei Latu 25 Tonga TGA
AC Richard León 28 Venezuela VEN
AC Rodrigo Lucenti 26 Argentina ARG
AC Hamed Malekmohammadi 21 Iran IRI
AC Bourama Mariko 24 Mali MLI
AC Rubert Martínez 19 Cuba CUB
AC Bernard Sylvain M'vondo Etoga 21 Cameroon CMR
AC Yoel Razvozov 24 Israel ISR
AC Sagdat Sadykov 31 Kazakhstan KAZ
AC Damdiny Süldbayar 23 Mongolia MGL
AC Masahiro Takamatsu 22 Japan JPN
AC Kiyoshi Uematsu 26 Spain ESP
AC Krzysztof Wiłkomirski 23 Poland POL
AC Xie Jianhua 30 China CHN
AC Noureddine Yagoubi 30 Algeria ALG
AC Vsevolods Zeļonijs 31 Latvia LAT