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Judo at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's Half-Heavyweight

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Blue and Red Palace, Granollers
Date Started: July 28, 1992
Date Finished: July 28, 1992
Format: Two single-elimination pools, with winner of each pool advanced to the final. All judoka losing to the finalists in each pool advanced to repêchage pools, with the winners of the repêchage pools earning bronze medals.

Gold: HUN Antal Kovács
Silver: GBR Raymond Stevens
Bronze: NED Theo Meijer
EUN Dmitry Sergeyev


[Antal Kovács] (HUN) had been third at the 1992 European Championships but was little known prior to the Olympic year. He won the gold medal in this class in an upset, although no judoka had stood out prior to Barcelona. In the final Kovács defeated Britain’s [Raymond Stevens], also relatively unknown. But Kovács would have a long and very successful judo career. Competing thru 2004, he would eventually win six medals at the European Championships, was the 1993 World Champion, and silver medalist at the 2001 Worlds.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Antal Kovács 20 Hungary HUN Gold
2 Raymond Stevens 28 Great Britain GBR Silver
3T Dmitry Sergeyev 23 Unified Team EUN Bronze
3T Theo Meijer 27 Netherlands NED Bronze
5T Indrek Pertelson 21 Estonia EST
5T Paweł Nastula 22 Poland POL
7T Robert Van de Walle 38 Belgium BEL
7T Yasuhiro Kai 24 Japan JPN
9T Odvogiin Baljinnyam 32 Mongolia MGL
9T Belarmino Salgado 25 Cuba CUB
9T Leo White 34 United States USA
9T Aurélio Miguel 28 Brazil BRA
13T Yun Sang-Sik 23 South Korea KOR
13T Vladas Burba 25 Lithuania LTU
13T Moisés Torres 26 Angola ANG
13T Radu Ivan 23 Romania ROU
17T Jorge Aguirre 30 Argentina ARG
17T Luigi Guido 24 Italy ITA
17T Stéphane Traineau 25 France FRA
17T Jiří Sosna 32 Czechoslovakia TCH
21T Moussa Sall 25 Senegal SEN
21T Joseph Ndjumbi 27 Gabon GAB
21T Simon Magalashvili 24 Israel ISR
21T Vadims Voinovs 27 Latvia LAT
21T Parnel Legros 35 Haiti HAI
21T Ilias Nikas 28 Greece GRE
21T Bjarni Friðriksson 36 Iceland ISL
21T Aiman El-Shewy 24 Egypt EGY
21T Dano Pantić 20 Individual Olympic Athletes IOA
21T Mohamed Doukouré 38 Guinea GUI
21T Mamute Mbonga 28 Congo (Kinshasa) COD
32T Pat Roberge 21 Canada CAN
32T Detlef Knorrek 27 Germany GER
32T Hengky Pie 25 Indonesia INA