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Judo at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Men's Lightweight

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium, Beijing
Date Started: August 11, 2008
Date Finished: August 11, 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: AZE Elnur Məmmədli
Silver: KOR Wang Gi-Chun
Bronze: BRA Leandro Guilheiro
TJK Rasul Bokiyev

Summary

The #1 judoka in this class was Azerbaijan’s Elnur Məmmədli. He made it to the final and won by ippon in only 13 seconds, one of the fastest Olympic final victories ever. The victory was the first ever judo gold for Azerbaijan. The silver medalist was Wang Gi-Chun, the 2007 World Champion. The two bronze medals went to Tajikistan's Rasul Bokiev and Leandro Guilheiro of Brazil. Boqiev defeated Dirk Van Tichelt of Belgium with a yuko and a koka, while Guilheiro needed only 23 seconds to win by ippon for the other bronze medal, defeating Ali Maloumat of Iran.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Elnur Məmmədli 20 Azerbaijan AZE Gold
2 Wang Gi-Chun 19 South Korea KOR Silver
3T Rasul Bokiyev 25 Tajikistan TJK Bronze
3T Leandro Guilheiro 24 Brazil BRA Bronze
5T Ali Maloumat 26 Iran IRI
5T Dirk Van Tichelt 24 Belgium BEL
7T Hennadiy Bilodid 31 Ukraine UKR
7T Yusuke Kanamaru 28 Japan JPN
9T Kim Chol-Su 25 North Korea PRK
9T Shokir Muminov 25 Uzbekistan UZB
9T Gantömöriin Dashdavaa 27 Mongolia MGL
9T Si Rijigawa 21 China CHN
13T Rinat Ibragimov 22 Kazakhstan KAZ
13T Konstantin Semyonov 29 Belarus BLR
13T Éric Kibanza 28 Congo (Kinshasa) COD
13T João Pina 27 Portugal POR
17T Marlon August 26 South Africa RSA
17T Sezer Huysuz 30 Turkey TUR
17T Davit Kevkhishvili 25 Georgia GEO
17T Krzysztof Wiłkomirski 27 Poland POL
21T Saeed Rashed Al-Qubaisi 18 United Arab Emirates UAE
21T Mariano Bertolotti 25 Argentina ARG
21T Ronald Girones 25 Cuba CUB
21T Dennis Iverson 27 Australia AUS
21T Jaromír Ježek 21 Czech Republic CZE
21T Richard León 32 Venezuela VEN
21T Amar Meridja 32 Algeria ALG
21T Salamu Mezhidov 27 Russia RUS
21T Ryan Reser 28 United States USA
21T Sergiu Toma 21 Moldova MDA
21T Nicholas Tritton 24 Canada CAN
21T Vsevolods Zeļonijs 35 Latvia LAT