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.
|Bronze:|| Ilias Iliadis
In a class which saw numerous upsets, the top seed was Greeceâs [Ilias Iliadis], the 2011 World Champion and 2004 Olympic champion, but he went out early. World #2 was Georgian [Varlam Lipâartâeliani], but he lost in the round of 16 to Australian [Mark Anthony]. And then the third seed, Japanâs [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 GonzÃ¡lez], 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 GonzÃ¡lez 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 GonzÃ¡lez in the semi-finals.
|1||Song Dae-Nam||33||South Korea||KOR||Gold|
|9T||Winston Gordon||35||Great Britain||GBR|
|17T||RomÃ©o KonÃ© KinapÃ©ya||32||Cote d'Ivoire||CIV|