Judo at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's 81 kg

Men's 81 kg competition in judo at the 2000 Summer Olympics was held on 19 September at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.[1]

Men's 81 kg
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
VenueSydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
Date19 September
Competitors37 from 37 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Makoto Takimoto  Japan
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Cho In-chul  South Korea
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Nuno Delgado  Portugal
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Aleksei Budõlin  Estonia
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This event was the median of the men's judo weight classes, limiting competitors to a maximum of 81 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
Tuesday, 19 September 2000 15:00
Preliminaries & Repechage

Tournament resultsEdit


1   Makoto Takimoto (JPN) 0021
2   Cho In-chul (KOR) 0001

Mat 1Edit

First round matches
  Dario García (ARG) 1000–0000   Mehman Azizov (AZE)
  Salifou Koucka Ouiminga (BUR) 0001–1100   Tsend-Ayuushiin Ochirbat (MGL)
  Gabriel Arteaga (CUB) 1000–0000   Robert Krawczyk (POL)
Elimination rounds
Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals
  Makoto Takimoto (JPN) 0210
  Ruslan Seilkhanov (KAZ) 0010   Makoto Takimoto (JPN) 1000
  Ricardo Echarte (ESP) 0001   Dario García (ARG) 0000
  Dario García (ARG) 0002   Makoto Takimoto (JPN) 0001
  Farkhod Turayev (UZB) 0000   Alvaro Paseyro (URU) 0001
  Alvaro Paseyro (URU) 1010   Alvaro Paseyro (URU) 1001
  Adil Belgaïd (MAR) 0000   Tsend-Ayuushiin Ochirbat (MGL) 0000
  Tsend-Ayuushiin Ochirbat (MGL) 0010   Makoto Takimoto (JPN) 0100
  Siarhei Kukharenka (BLR) 1000   Djamel Bouras (FRA) 0001
  Chen Chun-ching (TPE) 0000   Siarhei Kukharenka (BLR) 0010
  Kwak Ok-chol (PRK) 0211   Kwak Ok-chol (PRK) 0010
  Hermágoras Manglés (VEN) 0010   Kwak Ok-chol (PRK) 0001
  Marcel Aragão (BRA) 0000   Djamel Bouras (FRA) 1000
  Gabriel Arteaga (CUB) 0010   Gabriel Arteaga (CUB) 0001
  Maarten Arens (NED) 0001   Djamel Bouras (FRA) 1001
  Djamel Bouras (FRA) 1001

Mat 2Edit

First round matches
  Timothy Slyfield (NZL) 1000–0020   Majemite Omagbaluwaje (NGR)
  Thierry Vatrican (MON) 0000–1000   Nuno Delgado (POR)
Elimination rounds
Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals
  Aleksei Budõlin (EST) 1001
  Sergei Aschwanden (SUI) 0001   Aleksei Budõlin (EST) 0112
  Timothy Slyfield (NZL) 0010   Krisztián Tölgyesi (HUN) 0100
  Krisztián Tölgyesi (HUN) 0011   Aleksei Budõlin (EST) 0020
  Cho In-chul (KOR) 1110   Cho In-chul (KOR) 0100
  José Figueroa (PUR) 0001   Cho In-chul (KOR) 1001
  Patrick Reiter (AUT) 0001   Florian Wanner (GER) 0000
  Florian Wanner (GER) 0010   Cho In-chul (KOR) 0110
  Francesco Lepre (ITA) 0001   Nuno Delgado (POR) 0100
  Nuno Delgado (POR) 0001   Nuno Delgado (POR) 1010
  Jason Morris (USA) 0000   Daniel Kelly (AUS) 0001
  Daniel Kelly (AUS) 0001   Nuno Delgado (POR) 1012
  Kazem Sarikhani (IRI) 1001   Kazem Sarikhani (IRI) 0001
  Brahima Guindo (MLI) 0011   Kazem Sarikhani (IRI) 0200
  Graeme Randall (GBR) 1000   Graeme Randall (GBR) 0013
  Abdessalem Arous (TUN) 0000


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.

  Thierry Vatrican (MON) 0010–1102   Francesco Lepre (ITA)
Elimination rounds
First round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Bronze medal finals
      Ruslan Seilkhanov (KAZ) 0001         Alvaro Paseyro (URU) 0000
  Ruslan Seilkhanov (KAZ) 1001       Alvaro Paseyro (URU) 1001           Nuno Delgado (POR) 1011
  Dario García (ARG) 0111         Alvaro Paseyro (URU) 1000
      Kwak Ok-chol (PRK) 0001  
      Maarten Arens (NED) 0010
  Maarten Arens (NED) 0001       Kwak Ok-chol (PRK) 1100  
  Gabriel Arteaga (CUB) 0000  
      Florian Wanner (GER) 0001         Aleksei Budõlin (EST) 0013
  José Figueroa (PUR) 0000       Aleksei Budõlin (EST) 1001           Djamel Bouras (FRA) 0010
  Florian Wanner (GER) 1001         Aleksei Budõlin (EST) 1000
      Kazem Sarikhani (IRI) 0000  
      Daniel Kelly (AUS) 0101
  Francesco Lepre (ITA) 0010       Kazem Sarikhani (IRI) 1100  
  Daniel Kelly (AUS) 0010  


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

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