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Judo at the 2012 London Summer Games:

Men's Half-Middleweight

Judo at the 2012 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): ExCeL, Newham, London
Date Started: July 31, 2012
Date Finished: July 31, 2012
Format: Losing quarter-finalists compete against losing semi-finalist for bronze.

Gold: KOR Kim Jae-Beom
Silver: GER Ole Bischof
Bronze: RUS Ivan Nifontov
CAN Antoine Valois-Fortier

Summary

Kim Jae-Beom of Korea had won the silver medal in Beijing but was also the 2010 and 2011 World Champion, and came to London as the favorite. The defending gold medalist was German Ole Bischof and he was expected to challenge Kim. The two once again made it to the finals, with Kim turning the tables this time and winning the gold medal. In the final he scored two yuko points in the first period and never let up in defeating Bischof.

Kim defeated Russian Ivan Nifontov in the semis, but Nifontov came back to win a bronze medal. He was joined by Canadian Antoine Valois-Fortier, who defeated American Travis Stevens in the bronze match, after Stevens had lost in the semis to Bischof.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Kim Jae-Beom 27 South Korea KOR Gold
2 Ole Bischof 32 Germany GER Silver
3T Ivan Nifontov 25 Russia RUS Bronze
3T Antoine Valois-Fortier 22 Canada CAN Bronze
5T Takahiro Nakai 21 Japan JPN
5T Travis Stevens 26 United States USA
7T Leandro Guilheiro 28 Brazil BRA
7T Emmanuel Lucenti 27 Argentina ARG
9T Safouane Attaf 28 Morocco MAR
9T Avtandil Ch'rik'ishvili 21 Georgia GEO
9T Islam Bozbayev 21 Kazakhstan KAZ
9T Sergiu Toma 25 Moldova MDA
9T László Csoknyai 24 Hungary HUN
9T Alain Schmitt 28 France FRA
9T Srđan Mrvaljević 28 Montenegro MNE
9T Joachim Bottieau 23 Belgium BEL
17T Konstantīns Ovčiņņikovs 28 Latvia LAT
17T Aljaž Sedej 24 Slovenia SLO
17T Tomislav Marijanović 30 Croatia CRO
17T Antonio Ciano 31 Italy ITA
17T Kouami Sacha Denanyoh 32 Togo TOG
17T Boas Munyonga 31 Zambia ZAM
17T Jaromír Musil 24 Czech Republic CZE
17T Yakhyo Imomov 22 Uzbekistan UZB
17T Putu Wiradamungga 20 Indonesia INA
17T Guillaume Elmont 30 Netherlands NED
17T Fetra Ratsimiziva 20 Madagascar MAD
17T Euan Burton 33 Great Britain GBR
17T Josateki Naulu 28 Fiji FIJ
17T Reginald de Windt 28 Individual Olympic Athletes IOA
17T Omar Simmonds 30 Panama PAN
32T Artem Vasylenko 22 Ukraine UKR
32T Elnur Məmmədli 24 Azerbaijan AZE