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

These are the results of the Men's 95 kg (also known as Half 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 less than, or equal to, 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
Date21 July
Competitors32 from 32 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Pawel Nastula  Poland
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Kim Min-soo  South Korea
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Stéphane Traineau  France
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Aurélio Miguel  Brazil
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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, 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
  Bender (ARG) L
  Miguel (BRA) W   Miguel (BRA) W
  Shakimov (KAZ) W   Shakimov (KAZ) L
  Qerewaqa (FIJ) L   Miguel (BRA) W
  Bouza (URU) L   Felicite (MRI) L
  Felicité (MRI) W   Felicite (MRI) W
  Gutiérrez (MEX) L   Morgan (CAN) L
  Morgan (CAN) W   Miguel (BRA) L
  Nastula (POL) W   Nastula (POL) W
  Kovács (HUN) L   Nastula (POL) W
  Guido (ITA) W   Guido (ITA) L
  Nazriev (TJK) L   Nastula (POL) W
  Sanchez (CUB) W   Soares (POR) L
  Ivan (ROU) L   Sánchez (CUB) L
  Knorrek (GER) L   Soares (POR) W
  Soares (POR) W   Nastula (POL) W
  Sonnemans (NED) W   Kim (KOR) L
    Sonnemans (NED) W
  El Gharbawy (EGY) L   Stevens (GBR) L
  Stevens (GBR) W   Sonnemans (NED) L
  Þorleifsson (ISL) L   Kim (KOR) W
  Kim (KOR) W   Kim (KOR) W
  Sergeyev (RUS) W   Sergeyev (RUS) L
  Solovyov (UZB) L   Kim (KOR) W
  Nakamura (JPN) W   Traineau (FRA) L
  Gómez (CRC) L   Nakamura (JPN) W
  Capo (USA) L   Lobzhanidze (GEO) L
  Lobzhanidze (GEO) W   Nakamura (JPN) L
  Traineau (FRA) W   Traineau (FRA) LW
  Svirid (BLR) L   Traineau (FRA) W
  Gowing (NZL) W   Gowing (NZL) L
  Pepic (SVK) L


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
      Felicite (MRI) L         Traineau (FRA) W
  Bender (ARG) W       Bender (ARG) W           Kovács (HUN) L
  Shakimov (KAZ) L         Bender (ARG) L
      Kovács (HUN) W  
      Soares (POR) L
  Kovács (HUN) W       Kovács (HUN) W  
  Guido (ITA) L  
      Sonnemans (NED) W         Miguel (BRA) W
  Thorleifsson (ISL) L       Sergeev (RUS)           Sonnemans (NED) L
  Sergeev (RUS) W         Sonnemans (NED) W
      Nakamura (JPN) L  
      Nakamura (JPN) W
  Svirid (BLR) L       Gowing (NZL) L  
  Gowing (NZL) W  


  1. ^ "Judo at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Men's Half-Heavyweight". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 3 June 2018.