Boxing at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Bantamweight

The men's bantamweight boxing competition at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney was held from 16 September to 30 September at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Men's bantamweight boxing
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
VenueSydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
Date16 September to 30 September
Competitors28 from 28 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Guillermo Rigondeaux  Cuba
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Raimkul Malakhbekov  Russia
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Serhiy Danylchenko  Ukraine
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Clarence Vinson  United States
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Competition formatEdit

Like all Olympic boxing events, the competition was a straight single-elimination tournament.[1] This event consisted of 28 boxers who have qualified for the competition through various qualifying tournaments held in 1999 and 2000. The competition began with a preliminary round on 16 September, where the number of competitors was reduced to 16, and concluded with the final on 30 September. As there were fewer than 32 boxers in the competition, a number of boxers received a bye through the preliminary round. Both semi-final losers were awarded bronze medals.

All bouts consisted of four rounds of two minutes each, with one-minute breaks between rounds.[1] Punches scored only if the white area on the front of the glove made full contact with the front of the head or torso of the opponent. Five judges scored each bout; three of the judges had to signal a scoring punch within one second for the punch to score. The winner of the bout was the boxer who scored the most valid punches by the end of the bout.


Name Country
Justin Kane   Australia
Sontaya Wongprates   Thailand
Serhiy Danylchenko   Ukraine
Dingko Singh   India
Alisher Rahimov   Uzbekistan
Cho Seok-Hwan   South Korea
Hichem Blida   Algeria
Orlando Cruz   Puerto Rico
Theimuraz Khurtsilava   Georgia
Aram Ramazyan   Armenia
Ceferino Labarda   Argentina
Raimkul Malakhbekov   Russia
Rachid Bouaita   France
Clarence Vinson   United States
Talaybek Kadyraliev   Kyrgyzstan
Herman Ngoudjo   Cameroon
George Olteanu   Romania
Artur Mikaelyan   Greece
Abdu Tebazalwa   Uganda
César Morales   Mexico
Moez Zemzani   Tunisia
Guillermo Rigondeaux   Cuba
Kazumasa Tsujimoto   Japan
Hassan Ouchiekh   Morocco
Mai Kangde   China
Agasi Agaguloglu   Turkey
Nahomar Cermeno   Venezuela
Riaz Durgahed   Mauritius


All times are Australian Time (UTC+10)

Round of 32
Saturday, September 16, 2000
13:00 & 19:30
Round of 16
Thursday, September 21, 2000
13:00 & 19:30
Tuesday, September 26, 2000
13:00 & 19:30
Thursday, September 28, 2000
Saturday, September 30, 2000
  Justin Kane (AUS) 15
  Sontaya Wongprates (THA) 13
  Justin Kane (AUS)
  Serhiy Danylchenko (UKR) RSC
  Serhiy Danylchenko (UKR) 14
  Dingko Singh (IND) 5
  Serhiy Danylchenko (UKR) 10
  Alisher Rahimov (UZB) RSC   Raimkul Malakhbekov (RUS) 15
  Cho Seok-Hwan (KOR)   Alisher Rahimov (UZB) 17
  Hichem Blida (ALG) 11   Hichem Blida (ALG) 8
  Orlando Cruz (PUR) 10   Alisher Rahimov (UZB) 10
  Theimuraz Khurtsilava (GEO) 12   Raimkul Malakhbekov (RUS) 16
  Aram Ramazyan (ARM) 9   Theimuraz Khurtsilava (GEO) 7
  Ceferino Labarda (ARG)   Raimkul Malakhbekov (RUS) 13
  Raimkul Malakhbekov (RUS) RSC   Raimkul Malakhbekov (RUS) 12
  Rachid Bouaita (FRA) 2   Guillermo Rigondeaux (CUB) 18
  Clarence Vinson (USA) 9   Clarence Vinson (USA) 12
  Taalaybek Kadyraliyev (KGZ) RSC   Talaybek Kadyraliev (KGZ) 7
  Herman Ngoudjo (CMR)   Clarence Vinson (USA) 26
  George Olteanu (ROM) 7   George Olteanu (ROM) 19
  Artur Mikaelyan (GRE) 2   George Olteanu (ROM) RSC
  Abdul Tebazalwa (UGA) 8   César Morales (MEX)
  César Morales (MEX) 13   Clarence Vinson (USA) 6
  Moez Zemzeni (TUN)   Guillermo Rigondeaux (CUB) 18
  Guillermo Rigondeaux (CUB) KO   Guillermo Rigondeaux (CUB) RSC
  Kazumasa Tsujimoto (JPN) 12+   Kazumasa Tsujimoto (JPN)
  Hassan Oucheikh (MAR) 12   Guillermo Rigondeaux (CUB) 14
  Mai Kangde (CHN) 4   Agasi Agaguloglu (TUR) 5
  Agasi Agaguloglu (TUR) 17   Agasi Agaguloglu (TUR) 11
  Nehomar Cermeno (VEN) 16   Nehomar Cermeno (VEN) 3
  Riaz Durgahed (MRI) 4


  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Boxing at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Men's Bantamweight". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 28 October 2012.

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