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Judo at the 2012 London Summer Games:

Men's Extra-Lightweight

Judo at the 2012 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games


Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): ExCeL, Newham, London
Date Started: July 28, 2012
Date Finished: July 28, 2012
Format: Losing quarter-finalists compete against losing semi-finalist for bronze.

Gold: RUS Arsen Galstyan
Silver: JPN Hiroaki Hiraoka
Bronze: UZB Rishod Sobirov
BRA Felipe Kitadai


Uzbeki [Rishod Sobirov] had won the last two World Championships after winning a bronze at the 2008 Olympics, and was favored. In the semi-finals he faced Russian [Arsen Galstyan], who defeated Sobirov in the golden score period. The other half of the draw saw Japan’s [Hiroaki Hiraoka] defeat [Sofiane Milous] (FRA) by a judges’ decision in the quarter-finals, and then win in the semis by ippon over Italy’s [Elio Verde]. This matched up Galstyan and Hiroaki in the final, but it did not last long, as Galstyan won by ippon in only 41 seconds. In the bronze medal match-ups, Sobirov won his second consecutive bronze medal by defeating Milous, while Verde lost to Brazil’s [Felipe Kitadai]. But Kitadai did not keep the medal for long, dropping it in the shower shortly after the match, and breaking it in two. The IOC gave him a replacement medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Arsen Galstyan 23 Russia RUS Gold
2 Hiroaki Hiraoka 27 Japan JPN Silver
3T Felipe Kitadai 22 Brazil BRA Bronze
3T Rishod Sobirov 25 Uzbekistan UZB Bronze
5T Elio Verde 24 Italy ITA
5T Sofiane Milous 24 France FRA
7T Choi Gwang-Hyeon 26 South Korea KOR
7T Hovhannes Davtyan 28 Armenia ARM
9T Javier Guédez 29 Venezuela VEN
9T Eisa Majrashi 26 Saudi Arabia KSA
9T Yann Siccardi 26 Monaco MON
9T Valtteri Jokinen 29 Finland FIN
9T Tommy Arshansky 20 Israel ISR
9T Tony Lomo 28 Solomon Islands SOL
9T Nabor Castillo 21 Mexico MEX
9T Yerkebulan Kosayev 23 Kazakhstan KAZ
17T Ludwig Paischer 30 Austria AUT
17T A Lamusi 23 China CHN
17T Davaadorjiin Tömörkhüleg 21 Mongolia MGL
17T Raúl Lall 17 Guyana GUY
17T Zakari Gourouza 30 Niger NIG
17T Ali Khousrof 20 Yemen YEM
17T Ludovic Chammartin 27 Switzerland SUI
17T Yassine Moudatir 23 Morocco MAR
17T Ashley McKenzie 23 Great Britain GBR
17T Jeroen Mooren 26 Netherlands NED
17T Betkili Shukvani 23 Georgia GEO
17T Neuso Sigauque 27 Mozambique MOZ
17T Heorhiy Zantaraia 24 Ukraine UKR
17T Khom Ratanakmony 29 Cambodia CAM
17T İlqar Muşkiyev 21 Azerbaijan AZE
17T Sergio Pessoa 23 Canada CAN
33T Jacob Gnahoui 26 Benin BEN
33T Kenny Godoy 26 Honduras HON
33T Arnie Dickins 20 Australia AUS
33T Juan Postigos 23 Peru PER
33T Tobias Englmaier 24 Germany GER