Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): ExCeL, Newham, London
Date Started: August 11, 2012
Date Finished: August 11, 2012
Format: Single-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repÃªchage tournament for the bronze medal.
|Bronze:|| Liu Xiaobo
The top two seeds were Korea's [Ja Dong-Min] and France's [FranÃ§ois Coulombe-Fortier] but both went out in the quarter-finals. Ja lost to Turkey's [Bahri TanrÄ±kulu], but he lost his semi-final to Gabon's [Anthony Obame]. The other semi saw Italy's [Carlo Molfetta] defeat Mali's [Daba Modibo Keita], who had beaten Coulombe-Fortier. Molfetta was the 2010 European Champion and twice a silver medalist at the World Championships. He won the final, but only on a superiority decision after he and Obame tied 9-9, with Obame blaming what he called a )youthful error) near the end of the match costing him a point. Obame had no previous international medals and his silver medal was the first-ever medal won by Gabon at the Olympic Games. Both Modibo Keita and TanrÄ±kulu went to the bronze medal finals, but neither won. Modibo had to withdraw due to injury from his match against Cuba's [Robelis Despaigne], who also won bronze in the event in 2008, while TanrÄ±kulu lost 3-2 to China's [Liu Xiaobo].
|5T||Daba Modibo Keita||31||Mali||MLI|
|9T||Ja Dong-Min||25||South Korea||KOR|