Judo at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's 86 kg

These are the results of the Men's 86 kg (also known as Middleweight) competition in judo at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. A total of 33 men competed in this event, limited to jūdōka whose body weight was less than, or equal to, 86 kilograms. Competition took place in the Georgia World Congress Center.[1]

Men's 86 kg
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
VenueGeorgia World Congress Center
Date22 July
Competitors33 from 33 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Jeon Ki-Young  South Korea
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Armen Bagdasarov  Uzbekistan
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Marko Spittka  Germany
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Mark Huizinga  Netherlands
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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.

1st Round 2nd Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal final
  Maltsev (RUS) W
  Ao (CHN) L   Maltsev (RUS) L
  Celestin (HAI) L   Bagdasarov (UZB) W
  Bagdasarov (UZB) W   Bagdasarov (UZB) W
  Olson (USA) W   Merkevicius (LTU) L
  Wu (TPE) L   Olson (USA) L
  Merkevicius (LTU) W   Merkevicius (LTU) W
  Lacina (CZE) L   Bagdasarov (UZB) W
  Yoshida (JPN) L   Croitoru (ROU) L
  Croitoru (ROU) W   Croitoru (ROU) W
  Mashurenko (UKR) W   Mashurenko (UKR) L
  Murray (AHO) L   Croitoru (ROU) W
  Klischin (AUT) L   Yandzi (FRA) L
  Wilkinson (AUS) W   Wilkinson (AUS) L
  Birch (GBR) L   Yandzi (FRA) W
  Yandzi (FRA) W   Bagdasarov (UZB) L
  Alimzhanov (KAZ) L   Jeon (KOR) W
  Spittka (GER) W   Spittka (GER) W
  Tsmindashvili (GEO) L   Branco Zanol (BRA) L
  Zanol (BRA) W   Spittka (GER) W
  Gill (CAN) W   Gill (CAN) L
  Ndenguet (COD) L   Gill (CAN) W
  Bayu (INA) L   Villar (ESP) L
  Villar (ESP) W   Spittka (GER) L
  Elisii (ARG) W   Jeon (KOR)' W
  Kaaba (MAR) L   Elisii (ARG) L
  Hachicha (TUN) L   Despaigne (CUB) W
  Despaigne (CUB) W   Despaigne (CUB) L
  Jeon (KOR) W   Jeon (KOR)' LW
  Huizinga (NED) L   Jeon (KOR) W
  L   Biwole Abolo (CMR) L
  Biwole Abolo (CMR) 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
      Merkevicius (LTU) L         Spittka (GER) W
  Celestin (HAI) L       Maltsev (RUS) W           Yoshida (JPN) L
  Maltsev (RUS) W         Maltsev (RUS) L
      Yoshida (JPN) W  
      Yandzi (FRA) L
  Yoshida (JPN) W       Yoshida (JPN) W  
  Mashurenko (UKR) L  
      Gill (CAN) W         Croitoru (ROU) L
  Alimzhanov (KAZ) LL       Branco Zanol (BRA) L           Huizinga (NED) W
  Branco Zanol (BRA) W         Gill (CAN) L
      Huizinga (NED) W  
      Despaigne (CUB) L
  Huizinga (NED) W       Huizinga (NED) W  
  Biwole Abolo (CMR) L  


  1. ^ "Judo at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Men's Middleweight". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 3 June 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)