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Judo at the 2012 London Summer Games:

Men's Middleweight

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): ExCeL, Newham, London
Date Started: August 1, 2012
Date Finished: August 1, 2012
Format: Losing quarter-finalists compete against losing semi-finalist for bronze.

Gold: KOR Song Dae-Nam
Silver: CUB Asley González
Bronze: GRE Ilias Iliadis
JPN Masashi Nishiyama


In a class which saw numerous upsets, the top seed was Greece’s [Ilias Iliadis], the 2011 World Champion and 2004 Olympic champion, but he went out early. World #2 was Georgian [Varlam Lip’art’eliani], but he lost in the round of 16 to Australian [Mark Anthony]. And then the third seed, Japan’s [Masashi Nishiyama] lost in the quarter-finals to Korean [Song Dae-Nam].

Song moved on to the final by defeating two-time Olympic medalist Brazilian [Tiago Camilo] in the semis, where he met Cuban [Asley González], who had a relatively open road to the final, thanks to many of the upsets. The final was a stalling match as both were given shido for non-combativity and at regulation time the match was scoreless. But 11 seconds into golden time, Song threw González to win the gold medal.

The bronze medals went to Iliadis, who came back to defeat Camilo for the bronze, and Nishiyama, who defeated Russian [Kirill Denisov], who had lost to González in the semi-finals.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Song Dae-Nam 33 South Korea KOR Gold
2 Asley González 22 Cuba CUB Silver
3T Ilias Iliadis 25 Greece GRE Bronze
3T Masashi Nishiyama 27 Japan JPN Bronze
5T Tiago Camilo 30 Brazil BRA
5T Kirill Denisov 24 Russia RUS
7T Mark Anthony 22 Australia AUS
7T Dilshod Choriyev 27 Uzbekistan UZB
9T Karolis Bauža 25 Lithuania LTU
9T Winston Gordon 35 Great Britain GBR
9T Varlam Lip'art'eliani 23 Georgia GEO
9T Dmitrj Gerasimenko 24 Serbia SRB
9T Timur Bolat 23 Kazakhstan KAZ
9T Elxan Məmmədov 30 Azerbaijan AZE
9T Tamás Madarász 25 Hungary HUN
9T Roberto Meloni 31 Italy ITA
17T Milan Randl 25 Slovakia SVK
17T Romain Buffet 27 France FRA
17T Ivan Remarenco 23 Moldova MDA
17T Alexandre Émond 28 Canada CAN
17T Dieudonne Dolassem 32 Cameroon CMR
17T Héctor Campos 23 Argentina ARG
17T Roméo Koné Kinapéya 32 Cote d'Ivoire CIV
17T Chingiz Mamedov 23 Kyrgyzstan KGZ
17T Hesham Misbah 30 Egypt EGY
17T Christophe Lambert 27 Germany GER
17T Juan Romero 23 Uruguay URU
17T Marcus Nyman 21 Sweden SWE
17T Roman Hontiuk 28 Ukraine UKR
17T Parviz Sobirov 31 Tajikistan TJK