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Judo at the 2012 London Summer Games:

Men's Heavyweight

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): ExCeL, Newham, London
Date Started: August 3, 2012
Date Finished: August 3, 2012
Format: Losing quarter-finalists compete against losing semi-finalist for bronze.

Gold: FRA Teddy Riner
Silver: RUS Aleksandr Mikhaylin
Bronze: GER Andreas Tölzer
BRA Rafael da Silva

Summary

Born in Guadeloupe, Frenchman Teddy Riner had won a bronze medal in this class at Beijing, but had since won five gold medals at the World Championships, and came to London as the heaviest favorite in the men’s events. He did not disappoint, moving to the final against Aleksandr Mikhaylin. Mikhaylin had survived in the quarters, defeating Brazil’s Rafael da Silva by judges’ decision, and then winning on a golden score over German Andreas Tölzer in the semi-finals. The final saw no offensive points scored, as Riner won the gold medal by accumulated penalties, with Mikhaylin given shido warnings for defensive posture, for leaving the tatami, and for non-combativity. Tölzer and da Silva shared the bronze medals.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Teddy Riner 23 France FRA Gold
2 Aleksandr Mikhaylin 32 Russia RUS Silver
3T Andreas Tölzer 32 Germany GER Bronze
3T Rafael da Silva 25 Brazil BRA Bronze
5T Igor Makarov 33 Belarus BLR
5T Kim Seong-Min 25 South Korea KOR
7T Oscar Braison 27 Cuba CUB
7T Barna Bor 25 Hungary HUN
9T Faicel Jaballah 24 Tunisia TUN
9T Ricardo Blas, Jr. 25 Guam GUM
9T Daiki Kamikawa 22 Japan JPN
9T Matjaž Ceraj 28 Slovenia SLO
9T Vlăduţ Simionescu 22 Romania ROU
9T El Mehdi Malki 24 Morocco MAR
9T Marius Paškevičius 32 Lithuania LTU
9T Christopher Sherrington 28 Great Britain GBR
17T Janusz Wojnarowicz 32 Poland POL
17T Yerzhan Shynkeyev 27 Kazakhstan KAZ
17T Martin Padar 33 Estonia EST
17T Facinet Keita 28 Guinea GUI
17T Islam El-Shehaby 29 Egypt EGY
17T Darrel Castillo 19 Guatemala GUA
17T Tomohiko Hoshina 25 Philippines PHI
17T Stanislav Bondarenko 24 Ukraine UKR
17T Adam Okruashvili 23 Georgia GEO
17T Yury Krakovetsky 19 Kyrgyzstan KGZ
17T Luuk Verbij 25 Netherlands NED
17T Þormóður Jónsson 29 Iceland ISL
17T Nazario Fiakaifonu 24 Vanuatu VAN
17T Cedric Kebika 18 Congo (Kinshasa) COD
17T Jake Andrewartha 22 Australia AUS