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Boxing at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Men's Light-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 17, 2000
Date Finished: September 30, 2000
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: FRA Brahim Asloum
Silver: ESP Rafael Lozano
Bronze: CUB Maikro Romero
PRK Kim Un-Chol


The 1999 World Champion was American [Brian Viloria] and in the first round he was drawn against 1998 European Champion [Sergey Kazakov] of Russia, defeating him 8-6. In the next round, Viloria faced [Brahim Asloum] of France, who had lost a close match to Viloria in the 1999 World quarter-finals, 4-3. But in Sydney, Asloum turned the tables, winning 6-4, to eliminate Viloria. Asloum advanced to the semi-finals where he faced 1996 Olympic flyweight gold medalist, [Maikro Romero], who had oddly dropped down in weight since 1996, and was runner-up to Viloria at the 1999 Worlds. It was a very close match but Asloum won, 13-12. In the finals Asloum faced a bronze medalist in this class from Atlanta, [Rafael Lozano], but this was no contest, as Asloum hammered him, 23-10.

After the Sydney Olympics Asloum turned professional and in 2007 became WBA world light-flyweight champion. He retired after 2009, his career record 24-2. Viloria also fought as a pro, winning world titles as a light-flyweight for the NABF, IBF, and WBC organizations, and also winning the WBO flyweight title in 2011, holding that into 2012.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Brahim Asloum 21 France FRA Gold
2 Rafael Lozano 30 Spain ESP Silver
3T Kim Un-Chol 20 North Korea PRK Bronze
3T Maikro Romero 27 Cuba CUB Bronze
5 Kim Gi-Seok 20 South Korea KOR
6 Suleiman Wanjau Bilali 22 Kenya KEN
7 Valeriy Sydorenko 23 Ukraine UKR
8 Ivanas Stapovičius 20 Lithuania LTU
9T Brian Viloria 19 United States USA
9T La Paene Masara 26 Indonesia INA
9T Liborio Romero 21 Mexico MEX
9T Suban Pannon 22 Thailand THA
9T Marian Velicu 23 Romania ROU
9T Pál Lakatos 32 Hungary HUN
9T Phumzile Matyhila 25 South Africa RSA
9T Danilo Lerio 19 Philippines PHI
17T Dilshod Yuldashev 24 Uzbekistan UZB
17T Iván Calderón 25 Puerto Rico PUR
17T Dedé 24 Brazil BRA
17T José Luís Varela 21 Venezuela VEN
17T Mebarek Soltani 18 Algeria ALG
17T Ramazan Ballioğlu 21 Turkey TUR
17T Reskalla Mohamed Abdel Rehim 22 Egypt EGY
17T Sunday Kizito 25 Uganda UGA
17T Sebusiso Keketsi 19 Lesotho LES
17T Sergey Kazakov 24 Russia RUS
17T Soubam Suresh Singh 20 India IND