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Judo at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Men's Extra-Lightweight

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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 16, 2000
Date Finished: September 16, 2000
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: JPN Tadahiro Nomura
Silver: KOR Jeong Bu-Gyeong
Bronze: CUB Manolo Poulot
KGZ Aydyn Smagulov


After winning the 1996 gold medal in this class, [Tadahiro Nomura] also won the 1997 World Championships. He did not compete at the 1999 World Championships, won by Cuba’s [Manolo Poulot]. Both were drawn in Pool B at Sydney and met in the pool final, after they had easily won their preliminary matches. It was an epic match with Nomura winning only by yusei-gachi. After that match, the final was easy for Nomura. Facing Korea’s [Jeong Seok-Gyeong]. Nomura won with sumi-otoshi for ippon in only 14 seconds, the fastest final in Olympic history. Nomura would win his third consecutive gold medal in this event in 2004. He then stayed out of competition for two years but returned to try to win a four gold medal in 2008. However, he did not make the Japanese team for Beijing and retired in mid-2008.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Tadahiro Nomura 25 Japan JPN Gold
2 Jeong Bu-Gyeong 22 South Korea KOR Silver
3T Aydyn Smagulov 23 Kyrgyzstan KGZ Bronze
3T Manolo Poulot 26 Cuba CUB Bronze
5T Alisher Mukhtarov 27 Uzbekistan UZB
5T Bazarbek Donbay 21 Kazakhstan KAZ
7T Brandan Greczkowski 23 United States USA
7T Elçin Mehdi İsmayılov 18 Azerbaijan AZE
9T Gheorghe Kurgheleasvili 25 Moldova MDA
9T Marek Matuszek 27 Slovakia SVK
9T Nest'or Khergiani 25 Georgia GEO
9T Omar Rebahi 22 Algeria ALG
13T Dorjpalamyn Narmandakh 24 Mongolia MGL
13T Francis Labrosse 21 Seychelles SEY
13T Jia Yunbing 19 China CHN
13T Yevgeny Stanev 20 Russia RUS
AC Abdel Ouahed Idrissi Chorfi 31 Morocco MAR
AC Adrian Robertson 26 Australia AUS
AC Brendon Crooks 29 New Zealand NZL
AC Cédric Taymans 25 Belgium BEL
AC David Moret 21 Switzerland SUI
AC Denilson Lourenço 23 Brazil BRA
AC Éric Despezelle 25 France FRA
AC John Buchanan 24 Great Britain GBR
AC Jorge Lencina 24 Argentina ARG
AC Juan Barahona 22 Ecuador ECU
AC Juan Carlos Jacinto 22 Dominican Republic DOM
AC Makrem Ayed 27 Tunisia TUN
AC Natik Bagirov 36 Belarus BLR
AC Oliver Gussenberg 22 Germany GER
AC Óscar Peñas 25 Spain ESP
AC Reiver Alvarenga 22 Venezuela VEN
AC Ruslan Mirzaliyev 23 Ukraine UKR
AC Vardan Voskanyan 28 Armenia ARM