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Judo at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's Half-Middleweight

Judo at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games


Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Carioca Arena 2, Barra Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 9, 2016
Date Finished: August 9, 2016

Gold: RUS Khasan Khalmurzayev
Silver: USA Travis Stevens
Bronze: UAE Sergiu Toma
JPN Takanori Nagase


The medals in the men’s 81 kg category were not destined for the four leading seeded judoka. Of these, only the reigning World Champion [Takanori Nagase] of Japan won a medal when he defeated the top-seeded former World Champion from Georgia, [Avtandil Ch'rik'ishvili] to win bronze. The other two athletes from the uppermost part of the ranking list, Canada’s [Antoine Valois-Fortier] and Bulgaria’s [Ivaylo Ivanov] lost their quarter-finals against the eventual finalists, [Khasan Khalmurzayev] and [Travis Stevens], respectively. The Russia versus United States final was decided by Ippon (full point) with Uchi-mata (Inner thigh throw) after 2:42 min in favor of Khalmurzayev. He claimed the second gold medal in the 2016 judo events for the controversial Russian team. For the second bronze medal, [Sergiu Toma] of the United Arab Emirates scored an Ippon with Sumi-gaeshi in 2:16 min. The 29-year-old Moldava-born Toma competed in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics for his home-country, before moving to the UAE. His bronze was only the second ever medal for the Emirates.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Khasan Khalmurzayev 22 Russia RUS Gold
2 Travis Stevens 30 United States USA Silver
3T Sergiu Toma 29 United Arab Emirates UAE Bronze
3T Takanori Nagase 22 Japan JPN Bronze
5T Matteo Marconcini 26 Italy ITA
5T Avtandil Ch'rik'ishvili 25 Georgia GEO
7T Ivaylo Ivanov 22 Bulgaria BUL
7T Antoine Valois-Fortier 26 Canada CAN
9T Juan Diego Turcios 23 El Salvador ESA
9T Valeriu Duminică 29 Moldova MDA
9T Lee Seung-Su 26 South Korea KOR
9T Shakhzodbek Sabirov 23 Uzbekistan UZB
9T Paul Kibikai 25 Gabon GAB
9T Victor Penalber 26 Brazil BRA
9T Emmanuel Lucenti 31 Argentina ARG
9T Mohamed Abdelaal 26 Egypt EGY
17T Iván Silva 20 Cuba CUB
17T Roman Moustopoulos 23 Greece GRE
17T Joachim Bottieau 27 Belgium BEL
17T Srđan Mrvaljević 32 Montenegro MNE
17T Frank de Wit 20 Netherlands NED
17T Eoin Coughlan 24 Australia AUS
17T Robin Pacek 25 Sweden SWE
17T Josateki Naulu 32 Fiji FIJ
17T László Csoknyai 28 Hungary HUN
17T Hussein Al-Aameri 25 Iraq IRQ
17T Marlon August-Acácio 34 Mozambique MOZ
17T Sven Maresch 29 Germany GER
17T Loïc Pietri 25 France FRA
17T Nacif Elias 27 Lebanon LIB
17T Saeid Mollaei 24 Iran IRI
17T Otgonbaataryn Uuganbaatar 28 Mongolia MGL
33 Kodo Nakano 23 Philippines PHI