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Men's Featherweight

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney Exhibition Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 18, 2000
Date Finished: October 1, 2000
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: KAZ Bekzat Sattarkhanov
Silver: USA Rocky Juárez
Bronze: MAR Tahar Tamsamani
RUS Kamil Dzhamaludinov


The 1999 World Champion in this class was the United States' [Rocky Suarez] who won an easy first-round match and then survived a hard-fought decision against Germany's [Falk Huste], 17-15. This brought Suarez up against the defending gold medalist, [Somluck Kamsing] of Thailand, but Suarez took him out in the fourth round, when the referee stopped the contest. The semi-finals saw him facing Russia's [Kamil Dzhamaludinov], silver medalist at the 1999 Worlds in the bantamweights. Juarez won easily to make the final against the completely unknown Kazakh fighter [Bekzat Sattarkhanov]. But Sattarkhanov jumped out to a big lead after two rounds and held on to win, 22-14, although the United States' coaches protested the decision, to no avail.

Three months later Sattarkhanov was dead, killed in a car crash back in Kazakhstan on New Year's Eve. Turning pro after the Olympics, Juarez won his first 23 fights, but then his career hit the skids and through June 2012, his professional record stood at 28-10-1.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Bekzat Sattarkhanov 20 Kazakhstan KAZ Gold
2 Rocky Juárez 20 United States USA Silver
3T Kamil Dzhamaludinov 21 Russia RUS Bronze
3T Tahar Tamsamani 20 Morocco MAR Bronze
5 Ramazan Paliani 27 Turkey TUR
6 Somluck Kamsing 27 Thailand THA
7 Israel Pérez 21 Argentina ARG
8 Yosvany Aguilera 25 Cuba CUB
9T Falk Huste 28 Germany GER
9T Francisco Bojado 17 Mexico MEX
9T Jeffrey Mathebula 21 South Africa RSA
9T Musa Simelane 26 Swaziland SWZ
9T Park Heung-Min 22 South Korea KOR
9T Tulkunbay Turgunov 23 Uzbekistan UZB
9T Valdemir Pereira 25 Brazil BRA
9T Yuri Mladenov 23 Bulgaria BUL
17T Andrés Ledesma 20 Colombia COL
17T Bijan Batmani 27 Iran IRI
17T Ovidiu Bobîrnat 22 Romania ROU
17T Haider Ali 20 Pakistan PAK
17T Hidehiko Tsukamoto 22 Japan JPN
17T James Swan 26 Australia AUS
17T Joni Turunen 24 Finland FIN
17T Kassim Napa Adam 24 Uganda UGA
17T Noureddine Madjhoud 24 Algeria ALG
17T Vidas Bičiulaitis 29 Lithuania LTU
17T Yohanes Shiferaw Yohanes 26 Ethiopia ETH
17T Servin Suleimanov 20 Ukraine UKR