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Boxing at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Men's Flyweight

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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 19, 2000
Date Finished: October 1, 2000
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: THA Wijan Ponlid
Silver: KAZ Bolat Zhumadilov
Bronze: FRA Jérôme Thomas
UKR Volodymyr Sydorenko


The favorite in this class was clearly [Bolat Zhumadilov] of Kazakhstan, who was the 1996 Olympic silver medalist, the 1999 World Champion, and had won bronze at the 1997 Worlds and silver in 1995. The defending champion in this class was also in Sydney, but [Maikro Romero] fought in 2000 as a light-flyweight. Zhumalidov won three decisions to advance to the final against the unheralded [Wijan Ponlid] of Thailand. Ponlid was given little chance but led from the start and defeated Zhumalidov 19-12 for the gold medal. On his return to Thailand Ponlid was given rewards worth $700,000. He never turned professional in boxing but did fight as a pro in Muay Thai kickboxing. [Jérôme Thomas] of France had lost to Zhumalidov in the semi-finals and won a bronze medal. He would return in four years at Athens and add a silver medal to his trophy case.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Wijan Ponlid 24 Thailand THA Gold
2 Bolat Zhumadilov 27 Kazakhstan KAZ Silver
3T Jérôme Thomas 21 France FRA Bronze
3T Volodymyr Sydorenko 23 Ukraine UKR Bronze
5 Manuel Mantilla 26 Cuba CUB
6 Vic Darchinyan 24 Armenia ARM
7 Andrzej Rżany 27 Poland POL
8 José Navarro 19 United States USA
9T Andrew Kooner 21 Canada CAN
9T Arlan Lerio 23 Philippines PHI
9T Bogdan Dobrescu 23 Romania ROU
9T Drissa Tou 27 Burkina Faso BUR
9T Hicham Mesbahi 19 Morocco MAR
9T Ilfat Razyapov 24 Russia RUS
9T Kennedy Kanyanta 21 Zambia ZAM
9T Omar Narváez 24 Argentina ARG
17T Carlos Valcárcel 18 Puerto Rico PUR
17T Celestin Augustin 29 Madagascar MAD
17T Daniel Ponce de Leon 20 Mexico MEX
17T Erle Wiltshire 27 Australia AUS
17T Halil Ä°brahim Turan 20 Turkey TUR
17T Hermensen Ballo 29 Indonesia INA
17T Jackson Asiku 21 Uganda UGA
17T Kim Tae-Gyu 22 South Korea KOR
17T Nacer Keddam 23 Algeria ALG
17T Vardan Zakarjan 29 Germany GER
17T Yang Xiangzhong 25 China CHN