Judo at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 81 kg

Men's 81 kg competition in judo at the 2004 Summer Olympics was held on August 17 at the Ano Liossia Olympic Hall.

Men's 81 kg
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueAno Liossia Olympic Hall
Dates17 August
Competitors32 from 32 nations
Winning score1110
1st place, gold medalist(s) Ilias Iliadis  Greece
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Roman Gontyuk  Ukraine
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Flávio Canto  Brazil
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Dmitri Nossov  Russia
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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 Greece Standard Time (UTC+2)

Date Time Round
Tuesday, 17 August 2004 10:30

Qualifying athletesEdit

Mat Athlete Country
1 Robert Krawczyk   Poland
1 Mohamed Ben Saleh   Libya
1 Rick Hawn   United States
1 Erkin Ibragimov   Kyrgyzstan
1 Guillaume Elmont   Netherlands
1 Mehman Azizov   Azerbaijan
1 Siarhei Shundzikau   Belarus
1 Ramziddin Sayidov   Uzbekistan
1 Reza Chahkhandagh   Iran
1 Ricardo Echarte   Spain
1 Adil Belgaid   Morocco
1 Roman Gontyuk   Ukraine
1 Florian Wanner   Germany
1 José Miguel Boissard   Dominican Republic
1 Amar Benikhlef   Algeria
1 Aboumedan El Sayed   Egypt
2 Gabriel Arteaga   Cuba
2 Damdinsürengiin Nyamkhüü   Mongolia
2 kwon Young-woo   South Korea
2 Cédric Claverie   France
2 Morgan Endicott-Davies   Australia
2 Ilias Iliadis   Greece
2 Sergei Aschwanden   Switzerland
2 Ariel Sganga   Argentina
2 Masahiko Tomouchi   Japan
2 Dmitri Nossov   Russia
2 Roberto Meloni   Italy
2 Nuno Delgado   Portugal
2 Flávio Canto   Brazil
2 Mario Valles   Colombia
2 Aleksei Budõlin   Estonia
2 Grigol Mamrikishvili   Georgia

Tournament resultsEdit


1   Roman Gontyuk (UKR) 0000
2   Ilias Iliadis (GRE) 1110

Mat 1Edit

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals
  Robert Krawczyk (POL) 1101
  Mohamed Ben Saleh (LBA) 0000   Robert Krawczyk (POL) 1000
  Rick Hawn (USA) 0010   Rick Hawn (USA) 0000
  Erkin Ibragimov (KGZ) 0001   Robert Krawczyk (POL) 1001
  Guillaume Elmont (NED) 0001   Mehman Azizov (AZE) 0000
  Mehman Azizov (AZE) 1010   Mehman Azizov (AZE) 0010
  Siarhei Shundzikau (BLR) 1111   Siarhei Shundzikau (BLR) 0001
  Ramziddin Sayidov (UZB) 0011   Robert Krawczyk (POL) 0013
  Reza Chahkhandagh (IRI) 1000   Roman Gontyuk (UKR) 1011
  Ricardo Echarte (ESP) 0000   Reza Chahkhandagh (IRI) 0000
  Adil Belgaid (MAR) 0000   Roman Gontyuk (UKR) 1020
  Roman Gontyuk (UKR) 1020   Roman Gontyuk (UKR) 1020
  Florian Wanner (GER) 1001   Florian Wanner (GER) 0000
  José Miguel Boissard (DOM) 0000   Florian Wanner (GER) 1002
  Amar Benikhlef (ALG) 1020   Amar Benikhlef (ALG) 0000
  Aboumedan El Sayed (EGY) 0000

Mat 2Edit

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals
  Gabriel Arteaga (CUB) 0130
  Damdinsürengiin Nyamkhüü (MGL) 0001   Gabriel Arteaga (CUB) 0001
  Kwon Young-woo (KOR) 0111   Kwon Young-woo (KOR) 0010
  Cédric Claverie (FRA) 0001   Kwon Young-woo (KOR) 0000
  Morgan Endicott-Davies (AUS) 0000   Ilias Iliadis (GRE) 0001
  Ilias Iliadis (GRE) 1002   Ilias Iliadis (GRE) WO
  Sergei Aschwanden (SUI) 0002   Ariel Sganga (ARG)
  Ariel Sganga (ARG) 1000   Ilias Iliadis (GRE) 1010
  Masahiko Tomouchi (JPN) 0001   Dmitri Nossov (RUS) 0000
  Dmitri Nossov (RUS) 0201   Dmitri Nossov (RUS) 0011
  Roberto Meloni (ITA) 0010   Roberto Meloni (ITA) 0001
  Nuno Delgado (POR) 0002   Dmitri Nossov (RUS) 0110
  Flávio Canto (BRA) 1000   Flávio Canto (BRA) 0010
  Mario Valles (COL) 0000   Flávio Canto (BRA) 0011
  Aleksei Budõlin (EST) 0110   Aleksei Budõlin (EST) 0010
  Grigol Mamrikishvili (GEO) 0100


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
      Mehman Azizov (AZE) 1000         Dmitri Nossov (RUS) 0100
  Mohamed Ben Saleh (LBA) 0000       Rick Hawn (USA) 0000           Mehman Azizov (AZE) 0020
  Rick Hawn (USA) 1001         Mehman Azizov (AZE) 1000
      Florian Wanner (GER) 0000  
      Florian Wanner (GER) 0201
  Adil Belgaid (MAR) 0013       Adil Belgaid (MAR)  
  Reza Chahkhandagh (IRI) 0001  
      Kwon Young-woo (KOR) 1001         Robert Krawczyk (POL) 0011
  Morgan Endicott-Davies (AUS) 1000       Morgan Endicott-Davies (AUS) 0000           Flávio Canto (BRA) 0110
  Ariel Sganga (ARG) 0000         Kwon Young-woo (KOR) 0000
      Flávio Canto (BRA) 1000  
      Flávio Canto (BRA) 0200
  Masahiko Tomouchi (JPN) 0001       Roberto Meloni (ITA) 0001  
  Roberto Meloni (ITA) 0102