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Judo at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's Half-Lightweight

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Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Carioca Arena 2, Barra Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 7, 2016
Date Finished: August 7, 2016

Gold: ITA Fabio Basile
Silver: KOR An Ba-Ul
Bronze: UZB Rishod Sobirov
JPN Masashi Ebinuma


Another surprise gold medal winner was [Fabio Basile] in the men’s 66 kg class. He was ranked 29th on the IJF list, and his best result prior to the Olympics was a bronze medal at the 2016 European Championships. On his way to the Rio final, he defeated three opponents by Ippon (full point), including second ranked [Davaadorjiin Tömörkhüleg] from Mongolia, the 2014 Asian Games gold medalist. He also beat Slovenia’s [Adrian Gomboc]. The Slovenian was the only opponent lower than Basile in the ranking list and in the semi-final he resisted Basile for the complete five minutes but lost by two Shidos (penalties) for non-combativity. In the final Basile faced the top ranked reigning World Champion [An Ba-Ul] of Korea. Basile surprised him with a Seoi-otoshi (back-drop) scoring an Ippon just 1:24 min into the bout.

Bronze medals went to [Rishod Sobirov] of Uzbekistan and [Masashi Ebinuma] of Japan, both previous World Champions. Both were defeated by An in the quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively of the elimination round.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Fabio Basile 21 Italy ITA Gold
2 An Ba-Ul 22 South Korea KOR Silver
3T Rishod Sobirov 29 Uzbekistan UZB Bronze
3T Masashi Ebinuma 26 Japan JPN Bronze
5T Adrian Gomboc 21 Slovenia SLO
5T Antoine Bouchard 21 Canada CAN
7T Wander Mateo 26 Dominican Republic DOM
7T Davaadorjiin Tömörkhüleg 25 Mongolia MGL
9T Kilian Le Blouch 26 France FRA
9T Jayme Mata 33 Aruba ARU
9T Sergiu Oleinic 30 Portugal POR
9T Ma Duanbin 26 China CHN
9T Houd Zourdani 22 Algeria ALG
9T Nicat Şıxəlizadə 27 Azerbaijan AZE
9T Imad Bassou 23 Morocco MAR
9T Mathews Punza 28 Zambia ZAM
17T Zhansay Smagulov 23 Kazakhstan KAZ
17T Colin Oates 33 Great Britain GBR
17T Dmitry Shershan 27 Belarus BLR
17T Joe Mahit 24 Vanuatu VAN
17T Heorhiy Zantaraia 28 Ukraine UKR
17T Rodrick Kuku 30 Congo (Kinshasa) COD
17T Charles Chibana 26 Brazil BRA
17T Anass Houssein 21 Djibouti DJI
17T Sulaiman Hamad 22 Saudi Arabia KSA
17T Yigal Kopinsky 30 Suriname SUR
17T Sugoi Uriarte 32 Spain ESP
17T Sebastian Seidl 26 Germany GER
17T Mikhail Pulyayev 29 Russia RUS
17T Nathan Katz 21 Australia AUS
17T Golan Pollack 24 Israel ISR
17T Vazha Margvelashvili 22 Georgia GEO
33T Jasper Lefevere 28 Belgium BEL
33T Raymond Ovinou 31 Papua New Guinea PNG