Judo at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's +95 kg

These are the results of the Men's +95 kg (also known as Heavyweight) competition in judo at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. A total of 32 men competed in this event, limited to jūdōka whose body weight was more than 95 kilograms. Competition took place in the Georgia World Congress Center.[1]

Men's 95kg
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
VenueGeorgia World Congress Center
Date20 July
Competitors32 from 32 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) David Douillet  France
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Ernesto Pérez  Spain
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Frank Möller  Germany
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Harry Van Barneveld  Belgium
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The gold and silver medals were determined by a single-elimination tournament, with the winner of the final taking gold and the loser receiving silver. Judo events awarded two bronze medals. Quarterfinal losers competed in a repechage match for the right to face a semifinal loser for a bronze medal (that is, the judokas defeated in quarterfinals A and B competed against each other, with the winner of that match facing the semifinal loser from the other half of the bracket).

Tournament resultsEdit

First roundEdit

As there were more than 32 qualifiers for the tournament, two first round matches were held to reduce the field to 32 judoka.

Main bracketEdit

The gold and silver medalists were determined by the final match of the main single-elimination bracket.

1st Round 2nd Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal final
  Damon Keeve (USA) L
  Ruslan Sharapov (BLR) W   Ruslan Sharapov (BLR) L
  Rafal Kubacki (POL) W   Rafal Kubacki (POL) W
  Indrek Pertelson (EST) L   Rafal Kubacki (POL) L
  Naoya Ogawa (JPN) W   Naoya Ogawa (JPN) W
  Arnulfo Betancourt (NCA) L   Naoya Ogawa (JPN) W
  Kharis Papaioannou (GRE) W   Charalambos Papaioannou (GRE) L
  Miklós Szabó (AUS) L   Naoya Ogawa (JPN) L
  Kamol Muradov (UZB) L   David Douillet (FRA) W
  Igor Mueller (LUX) W   Igor Mueller (LUX) L
  David Douillet (FRA) W   David Douillet (FRA) W
  Harry Van Barneveld (BEL) L   David Douillet (FRA) W
  Saidahtam Rahimov (TJK) W   Eric Krieger (AUT) L
  Orlando Baccino (ARG) L   Saidakhtam Rakhimov (TJK) L
  Eric Krieger (AUT) W   Eric Krieger (AUT) W
  Kamel Larbi (ALG) L   David Douillet (FRA) W
  Ernesto Pérez (ESP) W   Ernesto Pérez (ESP) L
  Selim Tataroglu (TUR) L   Ernesto Pérez (ESP) W
  Frank Möller (GER) W   Frank Möller (GER) L
  Denny Ebbers (NED) L   Ernesto Pérez (ESP) W
  Slim Agrebi (TUN) L   Imre Csösz (HUN) L
  Igor Peshkov (KAZ) W   Igor Peshkov (KAZ) L
  Dmitar Milinkovic (SCG) L   Imre Csösz (HUN) W
  Imre Csösz (HUN) W   Ernesto Pérez (ESP) W
  Pitak Kampita (THA) L   Liu Shenggang (CHN) L
  Frederico Flexa (BRA) W   Frederico Flexa (BRA) L
  José Augusto Geraldino (DOM) L   Sergey Kosorotov (RUS) W
  Serguei Kossorotov (RUS) W   Sergey Kosorotov (RUS) L
  Khalifa Diouf (SEN) L   Liu Shenggang (CHN) W
  Vadim Sergeyev (KGZ) W   Vadim Sergeev (KGZ) L
  Alexandru Lungu (ROU) L   Liu Shenggang (CHN) W
  Liu Shenggang (CHN) W


The losing semifinalists as well as those judoka eliminated in earlier rounds by the four semifinalists of the main bracket advanced to the repechage. These matches determined the two bronze medalists for the event.

First round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Bronze medal finals
      Rafal Kubacki (POL) L         Liu Shenggang (CHN) L
  Harris Papaioannou (GRE) W       Harris Papaioannou (GRE) W           Harry Van Barneveld (BEL) W
  Arnulfo Betanco Galeano (NCA) L         Harris Papaioannou (GRE) L
      Harry Van Barneveld (BEL) W  
      Eric Krieger (AUT) L
  Harry Van Barneveld (BEL) W       Harry Van Barneveld (BEL) W  
  Igor Mueller (LUX) L  
      Imre Csösz (HUN) L         Naoya Ogawa (JPN) L
  Selim Tataroglu (TUR) L       Frank Möller (GER) W           Frank Möller (GER) W
  Frank Möller (GER) W         Frank Möller (GER) W
      Serguei Kossorotov (RUS) L  
      Serguei Kossorotov (RUS) W
  Vadim Sergeev (KGZ) L       Alexandru Lungu (ROU) L  
  Alexandru Lungu (ROU) W  


  1. ^ "Judo at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Men's Heavyweight". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 3 June 2018.