Judo at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's 66 kg

Men's 66 kg competition in judo at the 2000 Summer Olympics was held on 17 September at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.[1]

Men's 66 kg
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
VenueSydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
Date17 September
Competitors35 from 35 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Hüseyin Özkan  Turkey
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Larbi Benboudaoud  France
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Girolamo Giovinazzo  Italy
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Giorgi Vazagashvili  Georgia
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This event was the second-lightest of the men's judo weight classes, limiting competitors to a maximum of 66 kilograms of body mass. Like all other judo events, bouts lasted five minutes. If the bout was still tied at the end, it was extended for another five-minute, sudden-death period; if neither judoka scored during that period, the match is decided by the judges. The tournament bracket consisted of a single-elimination contest culminating in a gold medal match. There was also a repechage to determine the winners of the two bronze medals. Each judoka who had lost to a semifinalist competed in the repechage. The two judokas who lost in the semifinals faced the winner of the opposite half of the bracket's repechage in bronze medal bouts.


All times are Australian Eastern Daylight Time (UTC+11:00)

Date Time Round
Sunday, 17 September 2000 15:00
Preliminaries & Repechage

Tournament resultsEdit


1   Hüseyin Özkan (TUR) 1000
2   Larbi Benboudaoud (FRA) 0002

Mat 1Edit

First round matches
  Tarek Ayad (LBA) 0001–1010   Yukimasa Nakamura (JPN)
  Victor Bivol (MDA) 1110–0000   Mansur Zhumayev (UZB)
Elimination rounds
Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals
  Patrick van Kalken (NED) 0001
  Pürevdorjiin Nyamlkhagva (MGL) 0001   Patrick van Kalken (NED) 1100
  Yukimasa Nakamura (JPN) 0201   Yukimasa Nakamura (JPN) 0020
  Anis Lounifi (TUN) 0100   Patrick van Kalken (NED) 1000
  Martín Ríos (ARG) 0000   Ivan Baglayev (KAZ) 0010
  Islam Matsiev (RUS) 0200   Islam Matsiev (RUS) 0011
  Jean Claude Cameroun (CMR) 0011   Ivan Baglayev (KAZ) 1000
  Ivan Baglayev (KAZ) 1000   Patrick van Kalken (NED) 0010
  Hüseyin Özkan (TUR) 0110   Hüseyin Özkan (TUR) 0020
  Arash Miresmaeili (IRI) 0001   Hüseyin Özkan (TUR) 0021
  József Csák (HUN) 0000   Georgi Georgiev (BUL) 0011
  Georgi Georgiev (BUL) 0010   Hüseyin Özkan (TUR) 1000
  Zhang Guangjun (CHN) 1000   Zhang Guangjun (CHN) 0000
  Victor Bivol (MDA) 0000   Zhang Guangjun (CHN) 1000
  Andrew Collett (AUS) 1001   Andrew Collett (AUS) 0000
  Javier Wanga (ARU) 0000

Mat 2Edit

First round matches
  Larbi Benboudaoud (FRA) 1010–0000   Han Ji-hwan (KOR)
Elimination rounds
Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals
  Larbi Benboudaoud (FRA) 1000
  Jorge Quintanal (GUA) 0000   Larbi Benboudaoud (FRA) 0040
  Miguel Angel Moreno (ESA) 0000   David Somerville (GBR) 0001
  David Somerville (GBR) 1000   Larbi Benboudaoud (FRA) 1010
  Kevin Ngapoula-Mbembo (CGO) 0000   Kiyoshi Uematsu (ESP) 0000
  Kiyoshi Uematsu (ESP) 1000   Kiyoshi Uematsu (ESP) 0020
  Alex Ottiano (USA) 0001   Alex Ottiano (USA) 0000
  Amar Meridja (ALG) 0001   Larbi Benboudaoud (FRA) 1000
  Yordanis Arencibia (CUB) 0001   Girolamo Giovinazzo (ITA) 0000
  Giorgi Vazagashvili (GEO) 1000   Giorgi Vazagashvili (GEO) 1101
  Pedro Caravana (POR) 0012   Pedro Caravana (POR) 0010
  Ludwig Ortíz (VEN) 0010   Giorgi Vazagashvili (GEO) 0000
  Henrique Guimaraes (BRA) 1000   Girolamo Giovinazzo (ITA) 1010
  Gabriel Bengtsson (SWE) 0011   Henrique Guimaraes (BRA) 0000
  Melvin Méndez (PUR) 0000   Girolamo Giovinazzo (ITA) 1000
  Girolamo Giovinazzo (ITA) 1000


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 matches

Since 23 judoka qualified for the repechage, one match was held to reduce the field to 22.

  Han Ji-hwan (KOR) 0002–0001   Jorge Quintanal (GUA)
Elimination rounds
First round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Bronze medal finals
      Yukimasa Nakamura (JPN) 1010         Arash Miresmaeili (IRI) 0010
  Pürevdorjiin Nyamlkhagva (MGL) 0010       Ivan Baglayev (KAZ) 0000           Girolamo Giovinazzo (ITA) 0010
  Yukimasa Nakamura (JPN) 0011         Yukimasa Nakamura (JPN) 0000
      Arash Miresmaeili (IRI) 1000  
      Arash Miresmaeili (IRI) 1001
  Arash Miresmaeili (IRI) 1001       Zhang Guangjun (CHN) 0001  
  Georgi Georgiev (BUL) 0000  
      Han Ji-hwan (KOR) 0010         Giorgi Vazagashvili (GEO) 0210
  Han Ji-hwan (KOR) 1001       Kiyoshi Uematsu (ESP) 0001           Patrick van Kalken (NED) 0110
  David Somerville (GBR) 0000         Han Ji-hwan (KOR) 0010
      Giorgi Vazagashvili (GEO) 1100  
      Henrique Guimaraes (BRA) 0000
  Melvin Méndez (PUR) 0000       Giorgi Vazagashvili (GEO) 1010  
  Henrique Guimaraes (BRA) 0011  


  1. ^ "Judo at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Men's Half-Lightweight". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 8 June 2018.

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