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Judo at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's 65 kg

These are the results of the men's 65 kg (also known as half-lightweight) competition in judo at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. A total of 35 men competed in this event, limited to jūdōka whose body weight was less than, or equal to, 65 kilograms. Competition took place in the Georgia World Congress Center.[1]

Men's 65 kg
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
VenueGeorgia World Congress Center
Date25 July
Competitors36 from 36 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Udo Quellmalz  Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Yukimasa Nakamura  Japan
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Israel Hernández  Cuba
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Henrique Guimarães  Brazil
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Tournament resultsEdit

First roundEdit

As there were more than 32 qualifiers for the tournament, three 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.

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal final
  Davies (GBR) W
  Seck (SEN) L   Davies (GBR) L
  Toro (ESP) L   Lewak (POL) W
  Lewak (POL) W   Lewak (POL) L
  Akhirov (KAZ) L   Laats (BEL) W
  Fuentes (USA) W   Fuentes (USA) L
  Revazishvilli (GEO) L   Laats (BEL) W
  Laats (BEL) W   Laats (BEL) L
  Zhang (CHN) L   Quellmalz (GER) W
  Tan (CAN) W   Tan (CAN) L
  Almeida (POR) W   Almeida (POR) W
  Giorgi (ITA) L   Almeida (POR) L
  Hernández (CUB) W   Quellmalz (GER) W
  Fagan (AUS) L   Hernández (CUB) L
  Quellmalz (GER) W   Quellmalz (GER) W
  Figuereo (DOM) L   Quellmalz (GER) W
  Nyamlkhagva (MGL) W   Nakamura (JPN) L
  Lauren (FIN) L   Nyamlhagva (MGL) L
  Nakamura (JPN) W   Nakamura (JPN) W
  Matsiev (RUS) L   Nakamura (JPN) W
  Mukhamedkhanov (UZB) W   Netov (BUL) L
  Molne (AND) L   Mukhamedkhanov (UZB) L
  Netov (BUL) W   Netov (BUL) W
  Ward (IRL) L   Nakamura (JPN) W
  Csák (HUN) W   Csák (HUN) L
  Aga (IND) L   Csák (HUN) W
  Steffano (URU) L   MacKinnon (RSA) L
  MacKinnon (RSA) W   Csák (HUN) W
  Guimarães (BRA) W   Guimarães (BRA) L
  Benbadaoud (FRA) L   Guimarães (BRA) W
  Demiriel (TUR) L   Lee (KOR) L
  Lee (KOR) 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
      Revazishvilli (GEO) W         Hernández (CUB) W
  Revazishvilli (GEO) W       Lewak (POL) L           Csák (HUN) L
  Fuentes (USA) L         Revazishvilli (GEO) L
      Hernández (CUB) W  
      Hernández (CUB) W
  Figuereo (DOM) L       Almeida (POR) L  
  Hernández (CUB) W  
      Nyamlhagva (MGL) L         Guimarães (BRA) W
  Matsiev (RUS) L       Netov (BUL) W           Laats (BEL) L
  Nyamlhagva (MGL) W         Netov (BUL) L
      Guimarães (BRA) W  
      MacKinnon (RSA) L
  Aga (IND) L       Guimarães (BRA) W  
  MacKinnon (RSA) W  


  1. ^ "Judo at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Men's Half-Lightweight". Sports Reference. Retrieved 1 June 2018.

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