Boxing at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Flyweight

The men's flyweight boxing competition at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney was held from 19 September to 1 October at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Men's flyweight boxing
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
VenueSydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
Date19 September to 1 October
Competitors28 from 28 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Wijan Ponlid  Thailand
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Bulat Zhumadilov  Kazakhstan
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Jérôme Thomas  France
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Vladimir Sidorenko  Ukraine
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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 19 September, where the number of competitors was reduced to 16, and concluded with the final on 1 October. 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
Vic Darchinyan   Armenia
Ilfat Raziapov   Russia
Bulat Zhumadilov   Kazakhstan
Kennedy Kanyanta   Zambia
Jérôme Thomas   France
Erle Wiltshire   Australia
Mohammad Rahim Rahimi   Iran
Drissa Tou   Burkina Faso
José Navarro   United States
Hermensen Ballo   Indonesia
Halil Ibrahim Turan   Turkey
Hicham Mesbahi   Morocco
Bogdan Dobrescu   Romania
Yang Xiangzhong   China
Manuel Mantilla   Cuba
Kim Tae-Kyu   South Korea
Andrew Kooner   Canada
Nacer Keddam   Algeria
Wijan Ponlid   Thailand
Vardan Zakaryan   Germany
Celestin Augustin   Madagascar
Andrzej Rzany   Poland
Jackson Asiku   Uganda
Arian Lerio   Philippines
Omar Andrés Narváez   Argentina
Carlos Valcárcel   Puerto Rico
Daniel Ponce de León   Mexico
Volodymyr Sydorenko   Ukraine


All times are Australian Time (UTC+10)

Round of 32
Tuesday, September 19, 2000
13:00 & 19:30
Round of 16
Sunday, September 24, 2000
13:00 & 19:30
Wednesday, September 27, 2000
13:00 & 19:30
Friday, September 29, 2000
Sunday, October 1, 2000
  Vic Darchinyan (ARM) 20
  Ilfat Razyapov (RUS) 11
  Vic Darchinyan (ARM) 8
  Bulat Zhumadilov (KAZ) 15
  Bulat Zhumadilov (KAZ) 12
  Kennedy Kanyanta (ZAM) 9
  Bulat Zhumadilov (KAZ) 22
  Jérôme Thomas (FRA) 13   Jérôme Thomas (FRA) 16
  Erle Wiltshire (AUS) 1   Jérôme Thomas (FRA) RSC
  Mohammad Rahim Rahimi (IRI)   Drissa Tou (BUR)
  Drissa Tou (BUR) WO   Jérôme Thomas (FRA) 23
  José Navarro (USA) 16   José Navarro (USA) 12
  Hermensen Ballo (INA) 10   José Navarro (USA) 12
  Halil İbrahim Turan (TUR) 11   Hicham Mesbahi (MAR) 9
  Hicham Mesbahi (MAR) 17   Bulat Zhumadilov (KAZ) 12
  Bogdan Dobrescu (ROM) 12   Wijan Ponlid (THA) 19
  Yang Xiangzhong (CHN) 3   Bogdan Dobrescu (ROM)
  Manuel Mantilla (CUB) 20   Manuel Mantilla (CUB) RSC
  Kim Tae-gyu (KOR) 8   Manuel Mantilla (CUB) 8
  Andrew Kooner (CAN) 18   Wijan Ponlid (THA) 19
  Nacer Keddam (ALG) 11   Andrew Kooner (CAN) 7
  Wijan Ponlid (THA) RSC   Wijan Ponlid (THA) 11
  Vardan Zakaryan (GER)   Wijan Ponlid (THA) 14
  Celestin Augustin (MAD)   Vladimir Sidorenko (UKR) 11
  Andrzej Rzany (POL) RSC   Andrzej Rzany (POL) 18+
  Jackson Asiku (UGA)   Arlan Lerio (PHI) 18
  Arlan Lerio (PHI) RSC   Andrzej Rzany (POL)
  Omar Andrés Narváez (ARG) 12   Vladimir Sidorenko (UKR) RSC
  Carlos Valcárcel (PUR) 6   Omar Andrés Narváez (ARG) 10
  Daniel Ponce de León (MEX) 8   Vladimir Sidorenko (UKR) 16
  Vladimir Sidorenko (UKR) 16


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

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