Boxing at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Lightweight

The men's lightweight boxing competition at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney was held from 17 September to 30 September at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Men's lightweight boxing
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
VenueSydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
Date17 September to 30 September
Competitors28 from 28 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Mario Kindelán  Cuba
2nd, silver medalist(s) Andriy Kotelnyk  Ukraine
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Cristián Bejarano  Mexico
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Aleksandr Maletin  Russia
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Competition formatEdit

Like all Olympic boxing events, the competition was a straight single-elimination tournament.[1] The event consisted of 28 boxers of different nationalities, who had qualified for the competition through various qualifying tournaments held in 1999 and 2000. The competition began with a preliminary round on 17 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
Asghar Ali Shah   Pakistan
Tigkran Ouzlian   Greece
Mario Kindelán   Cuba
Pongsith Wiangwiset   Thailand
Norman Schuster   Germany
Patrick Lopez   Venezuela
Aleksandr Maletin   Russia
Makhach Nuriddinov   Azerbaijan
Naoufel Ben Rabah   Tunisia
David Jackson   United States
Selim Palyani   Turkey
Abdel Jalahi   France
Michael Katsidis   Australia
Agnaldo Nunes   Brazil
Artur Gevorgyan   Armenia
Nurzhan Karimzhanov   Kazakhstan
Larry Semillano   Philippines
Andriy Kotelnyk   Ukraine
Victor Ramos   Individual Olympic Athletes
Raymond Narh   Ghana
Gheorghe Lungu   Romania
Adisu Tebebu   Ethiopia
Cristián Bejarano   Mexico
Gilvert Khunwane   Botswana
Almazbek Raimkulov   Kyrgyzstan
Tumentsetseg Uitumen   Mongolia
José Cruz Lasso   Colombia
Giovanni Frontin   Mauritius


All times are Australian Time (UTC+10)

Round of 32
Sunday, September 17, 2000
13:00 & 19:30
Round of 16
Friday, September 22, 2000
13:00 & 19:30
Tuesday, September 26, 2000
13:00 & 19:30
Thursday, September 28, 2000
Saturday, September 30, 2000
  Asghar Ali Shah (PAK) 15
  Tigkran Ouzlian (GRE) 17
  Tigkran Ouzlian (GRE)
  Mario Kindelán (CUB) RSC
  Mario Kindelán (CUB) 14
  Pongsith Wiangwiset (THA) 8
  Mario Kindelán (CUB) 27
  Norman Schuster (GER) 10   Aleksandr Maletin (RUS) 15
  Patrick Lopez (VEN) 24   Patrick Lopez (VEN)
  Aleksandr Maletin (RUS) 14   Aleksandr Maletin (RUS) RSC
  Mahac Nuriddinovun (AZE) 5   Aleksandr Maletin (RUS) RSC
  Naoufel Ben Rabah (TUN) 7   Selim Palyani (TUR)
  David Jackson (USA) 19   David Jackson (USA)
  Selim Palyani (TUR) 14   Selim Palyani (TUR) WO
  Abdel Jebahi (FRA) 5   Mario Kindelán (CUB) 14
  Michael Katsidis (AUS) 15   Andriy Kotelnyk (UKR) 4
  Agnaldo Nunes (BRA) 6   Michael Katsidis (AUS) 7
  Artur Gevorgyan (ARM) 6   Nurzhan Karimzhanov (KAZ) 9
  Nurzhan Karimzhanov (KAZ) 16   Nurzhan Karimzhanov (KAZ)
  Larry Semillano (PHI)   Andriy Kotelnyk (UKR) RSC
  Andriy Kotelnyk (UKR) RSC   Andriy Kotelnyk (UKR) 17
  Victor Ramos (IOA)   Raymond Narh (GHA) 11
  Raymond Narh (GHA) RSC   Andriy Kotelnyk (UKR) 22
  Gheorghe Lungu (ROM) 15   Cristián Bejarano (MEX) 14
  Adisu Tebebu (ETH) 3   Gheorghe Lungu (ROM) 11
  Cristián Bejarano (MEX) 17   Cristián Bejarano (MEX) 14
  Gilbert Khunwane (BOT) 5   Cristián Bejarano (MEX) 14
  Almazbek Raimkulov (KGZ) 15   Almazbek Raimkulov (KGZ) 12
  Tumentsetseg Uitumen (MGL) 4   Almazbek Raimkulov (KGZ) 12
  José Leonardo Cruz (COL) 10   José Cruz Lasso (COL) 2
  Giovanni Frontin (MRI) 9


  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Boxing at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Men's Lightweight". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 28 October 2012.

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