Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): China Agricultural University Gymnasium, Beijing
Date Started: August 19, 2008
Date Finished: August 19, 2008
Format: Single elimination tournament. Competitors losing to the finalists entered repechage tournament for bronze medals.
|Bronze:|| Morad Mohammadi
Mavlet Batyrov (RUS) had won the 2004 gold medal as a featherweight, but moved up to lightweight and won the 2006 European and 2007 World Championships. Batyrov won his second gold medal in Beijing, defeating the defending gold medalist, Yandro Quintana of Cuba, in the second round, and the 2006 World Champion, Morad Mohammadi of Iran, in the semi-finals. He then faced Ukraine’s Vasyl Fedoryshyn, a three-time European Champion (2005, 2007-08), in the final. Batyrov won the gold medal with a straight period victory.
|14||Kim Jong-Dae||26||South Korea||KOR|
|19||Mike Zadick||32||United States||USA|