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|