Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Faliro Sports Pavilion Arena, Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex, Faliro
Date Started: August 27, 2004
Date Finished: August 27, 2004
Format: Single-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repêchage tournament for the bronze medal.
Hadi Saei of Iran had placed at the World Championships as far back as 1997, and won a bronze medal in this division in 2000. He was co-favorite with Huang Chih-Hsiung of Chinese Taipei, who had won an Olympic gold medal in the 58 kg. class in 2000, and was world bantamweight champion (62 kg.) in 2003. The 2003 featherweight World Champion had been Kang Nam-Won of Korea, who also was bantamweight World Champion in 2001. But Kang was not present in Athína, Korea being represented by Song Myeong-Seop. Song and Saei met in the semi-finals and it was the best match of the tournament, with Saei prevailing only by superiority after a 9-9 tie. Huang's path to the final was easier. The two favorites met in the final and Saei pulled out a narrow 4-3 victory. Song won the repêchage round for the bronze medal.
|2||Huang Chih-Hsiung||27||Chinese Taipei||TPE||Silver|
|3||Song Myeong-Seop||20||South Korea||KOR||Bronze|
|4||Diogo da Silva||22||Brazil||BRA|
|11T||Duncan Mahlangu||21||South Africa||RSA|
|11T||Bertrand Gbongou Liango||22||Central African Republic||CAF|
|11T||Luis Alberto García||23||Venezuela||VEN|