Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney Exhibition Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 24, 2000
Date Finished: September 26, 2000
Format: Round-robin pools, winner of each pool advanced to single-elimination tournament.
|Silver:||Juan Luis MarÃ©n|
Pool one was stacked, because FILA still refused to seed the wrestlers. The three wrestlers in pool one were Russia's [Varteres Samurgashev], the 2000 European Champion, Poland's [WÅodzimierz Zawadzki], the defending Olympic gold medalist, and Turkey's [Åeref EroÄlu], the 1997 World Champion and runner-up in 1998-99. Samurgashev won the pool in a mild upset. Another contender was Kazakh [Mkhitar Manukyan], the 1998-99 World Champion, but in those meets he competed for Armenia. Manukyan was eliminated in pool five by Cuban [Juan Luis MarÃ©n], bronze medalist in this class in 1992 and silver medalist in 1996. MarÃ©n and Samurgashev advanced to the final, Samurgashev winning in overtime. This gave MarÃ©n his third consecutive medal in the class. Samurgashev competed at the 2004-08 Olympics, winning a bronze medal in 2004 as a middleweight. MarÃ©n would also compete at Athina in 2004, but did not extend his medal-winning streak.
|2||Juan Luis MarÃ©n||29||Cuba||CUB||Silver|
|6||Kevin Bracken||28||United States||USA|
|11||Choi Sang-Seon||28||South Korea||KOR||4||10|
|20||Rasoul Amani||35||New Zealand||NZL||0||0|