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Judo at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Men's Half-Middleweight

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium, Beijing
Date Started: August 12, 2008
Date Finished: August 12, 2008
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: GER Ole Bischof
Silver: KOR Kim Jae-Beom
Bronze: BRA Tiago Camilo
UKR Roman Hontiuk

Summary

This class was considered fairly wide-open. The gold medal was won by Ole Bischof of Germany, 2005 European Champion, who defeated Korea’s Kim Jae-Beom by yuko. Kim had been 2005 Asian Games Champion, while Bischof would also win the World Cup in 2008. Bischof was coached by Frank Wieneke, gold medalist in this class in 1984. The two bronze medals were won by the last two Olympic silver medalists. Tiago Camilo of Brazil, silver medalist in 2000, and Ukrainian Roman Hontiuk, silver medalist in 2004.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Ole Bischof 28 Germany GER Gold
2 Kim Jae-Beom 23 South Korea KOR Silver
3T Tiago Camilo 26 Brazil BRA Bronze
3T Roman Hontiuk 24 Ukraine UKR Bronze
5T Damdinsürengiin Nyamkhüü 28 Mongolia MGL
5T Guillaume Elmont 26 Netherlands NED
7T Euan Burton 29 Great Britain GBR
7T Robert Krawczyk 30 Poland POL
9T Srđan Mrvaljević 24 Montenegro MNE
9T Mario Antonio Valles 31 Colombia COL
9T João Neto 26 Portugal POR
9T Travis Stevens 22 United States USA
13T Kouami Sacha Denanyoh 28 Togo TOG
13T Giuseppe Maddaloni 32 Italy ITA
13T Mehman Əzizov 32 Azerbaijan AZE
13T Sergey Shundikov 27 Belarus BLR
17T Safouane Attaf 24 Morocco MAR
17T Oscar Cárdenas 25 Cuba CUB
17T Guo Lei 26 China CHN
17T Hamed Malekmohammadi 25 Iran IRI
21T Mark Anthony 18 Australia AUS
21T Alibek Bashkayev 18 Russia RUS
21T Abderramán Brenes 29 Puerto Rico PUR
21T Franklin Cisneros 24 El Salvador ESA
21T Matthew Jago 21 South Africa RSA
21T Emmanuel Lucenti 23 Argentina ARG
21T José Mba Nchama 42 Equatorial Guinea GEQ
21T Takashi Ono 28 Japan JPN
21T Anthony Rodriguez 28 France FRA
21T Aljaž Sedej 20 Slovenia SLO
21T Edmond Topalli 28 Albania ALB
21T Fiderd Vis 27 Aruba ARU
33T Youssef Badra 24 Tunisia TUN
33T Sherali Bozorov 26 Tajikistan TJK
33T Saba Gavashelishvili 20 Georgia GEO