Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): ExCeL, Newham, London
Date Started: August 9, 2012
Date Finished: August 9, 2012
Format: Single-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repêchage tournament for the bronze medal.
|Silver:||Mohammad Bagheri Motamed|
|Bronze:|| Rohullah Nikpai
Turkey’s [Servet Tazegül] had won a bronze medal in this event in 2008 but had dominated the class since then, winning three European Championships and the 2011 World Championships. In the semi-final he faced Britain’s [Martin Stamper], who had beaten Tazegül at the 2011 German Open and had the crowd on his side, but Tazegül won comfortably to reach the final. The other finalist was [Mohammad Bagheri Motamed] of Iran, who had struggled early. In the quarters he faced 2008 bronze medalist [Rohullah Nikpah] of Afghanistan and won in sudden-death. In the semi-finals he defeated Brazil’s [Diogo Silva] only by superiority decision after tying on points.
The final was very close. Tazegül went ahead 5-3 in the second round, but Bagheri Motamed closed to 5-4. After his opponent received penalty points, Tazegül then held on to win the gold medal, 6-5. The bronze medals went to Nikpah, who repeated his 2008 bronze, and American [Terrence Jennings], who went thru the repêchage after losing to Tazegul in the round of 16.
|2||Mohammad Bagheri Motamed||26||Iran||IRI||Silver|
|3T||Terrence Jennings||25||United States||USA||Bronze|
|5T||Martin Stamper||25||Great Britain||GBR|
|5T||Diogo da Silva||30||Brazil||BRA|
|7T||Patrick Boui||24||Central African Republic||CAF|
|11T||Logan Campbell||26||New Zealand||NZL|