Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): ExCeL, Newham, London
Date Started: August 10, 2012
Date Finished: August 10, 2012
Format: Single-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repÃªchage tournament for the bronze medal.
|Bronze:|| Mauro Sarmiento
The favorites in this class were [Ramin Æzizov] (AZE), two-time Olympic champion [Steven Lopez] (USA), and the 2011 World Champion at 87 kg, Iranâs [Youssef Karami]. But form would not hold in this class as all lost early. Karami went out in the first round to [NicolÃ¡s GarcÃa] of Spain, and GarcÃa would advance to the final. Lopez lost in the round of 16 to Æzizov, after he was hampered by an ankle injury. But Æzizov lost his quarter-final match to Italyâs [Mauro Sarmiento], who then lost to GarcÃa.
The gold medal eventually went to Argentinaâs [Sebastian Crismanich], whose only previous major title was the relatively undistinguished 2011 Pan American Games gold medal. Crismanich had a fortunate draw and did not face any major favorites in getting to the final. The final was a defensive struggle, with no score thru two rounds, only to see Crismanich score a decisive kick with 19 seconds remaining, to win 1-0. The bronze medals were shared by Sarmiento and Britainâs [Lutalo Muhammad], who had lost in the quarter-finals to GarcÃa.
|3T||Lutalo Muhammad||21||Great Britain||GBR||Bronze|
|5T||Nesar Ahmad Bahawi||28||Afghanistan||AFG|
|7T||Vaughn Scott||22||New Zealand||NZL|
|11T||Steven Lopez||33||United States||USA|