Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Faliro Sports Pavilion Arena, Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex, Faliro
Date Started: August 28, 2004
Date Finished: August 28, 2004
Format: Single-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repÃªchage tournament for the bronze medal.
[Steven Lopez] had been Olympic champion in [2000 in the 68 kg. class]. But he moved up in weight and in 2001 was World Champion at 72 kg., and by 2003, was World Champion in the 78 kg. class. Lopez won his opening round match, 12-0, but in the semi-finals he was pushed to the limit by Iran's [Youssef Karami], winning only 7-6. Lopez won the gold medal in the final match, defeating Turkey's [Bahri TanrÄ±kulu], 3-0. Karami won the bronze medal.
|1||Steven Lopez||25||United States||USA||Gold|
|11T||Chinedum Osuji||27||Trinidad and Tobago||TTO|
|11T||Jacob Martins Obiorah||30||Nigeria||NGR|
|11T||Craig Brown||21||Great Britain||GBR|