Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Ano Liosia Olympic Hall, Ano Liossia
Date Started: August 25, 2004
Date Finished: August 26, 2004
Format: Round-robin pools, winner of each pool advanced to single-elimination tournament.
The slight favorite was Russiaâs [Varteres Samurgashev], who won Olympic gold in 2000 as a lightweight, and was 2002 World Champion in this class. Prior to 2004 Uzbeki [Aleksandr Dokturishvili] had won the 2001 European title, and earlier in the year he had won the Asian Championships. The two met in the semi-finals with Dokturishvili upsetting the Russian, 5-2. He then met Finn [Marko Yli-Hannuksela], the 2000 Olympic bronze medalist, in the final. Dokturishvili won the gold medal by a 4-1 decision. Dokturishivili had competed for Georgia until 2001, when he was kicked off the national team, so he relocated to Uzbekistan in 2003.
|9||JosÃ© Alberto Recuero||30||Spain||ESP||5||4|
|10||Choi Deok-Hun||28||South Korea||KOR||4||8|