Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Faliro Sports Pavilion Arena, Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex, Faliro
Date Started: August 27, 2004
Date Finished: August 27, 2004
Format: Single-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repÃªchage tournament for the bronze medal.
[Hadi Saei] of Iran had placed at the World Championships as far back as 1997, and won a bronze medal in this division in 2000. He was co-favorite with [Huang Chih-Hsiung] of Chinese Taipei, who had won an Olympic gold medal in the [58 kg. class in 2000], and was world bantamweight champion (62 kg.) in 2003. The 2003 featherweight World Champion had been Kang Nam-Won of Korea, who also was bantamweight World Champion in 2001. But Kang was not present in AthÃna, Korea being represented by [Song Myeong-Seop]. Song and Saei met in the semi-finals and it was the best match of the tournament, with Saei prevailing only by superiority after a 9-9 tie. Huang's path to the final was easier. The two favorites met in the final and Saei pulled out a narrow 4-3 victory. Song won the repÃªchage round for the bronze medal.
|2||Huang Chih-Hsiung||27||Chinese Taipei||TPE||Silver|
|3||Song Myeong-Seop||20||South Korea||KOR||Bronze|
|4||Diogo da Silva||22||Brazil||BRA|
|11T||Duncan Mahlangu||21||South Africa||RSA|
|11T||Bertrand Gbongou Liango||22||Central African Republic||CAF|
|11T||Luis Alberto GarcÃa||23||Venezuela||VEN|