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Judo at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 60 kg

The Men's 60 kg Judo competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held on August 9 at the Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium. Preliminary rounds started at 12:00 pm CST. Repechage finals, semifinals, bouts for bronze medals and the final were held at 8:00 pm CST.

Men's 60 kg
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Dates9 August
Winning score1000
1st, gold medalist(s) Choi Min-Ho  South Korea
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ludwig Paischer  Austria
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Rishod Sobirov  Uzbekistan
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ruben Houkes  Netherlands
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This event was the lightest of the men's judo weight classes, limiting competitors to a maximum of 60 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.

Tournament resultsEdit


1   Choi Min-Ho (KOR) 1000
2   Ludwig Paischer (AUT) 0000

Mat 1Edit

Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals
  D'Aquino (AUS) 0000
  Alexanidis (GRE) 1000
  Alexanidis (GRE) 0000
  Houkes (NED) 0001
  Houkes (NED) 0011
  Will (CAN) 0001
  Houkes (NED) 0010
  Guédez (VEN) 0001
  Techovas (LTU) 0000
  Guédez (VEN) 1000
  Guédez (VEN) 1000
  Williams (USA) 0000
  Hiraoka (JPN) 0000
  Williams (USA) 0001
  Houkes (NED) 0000
  Choi (KOR) 1000
  Rebahi (ALG) 0000
  Sobirov (UZB) 1001
  Sobirov (UZB) 0001
  Petříkov (CZE) 0000
  Petříkov (CZE) 0011
  Lourenço (BRA) 1001   Lourenço (BRA) 0000
  Korotun (UKR) 0001   Sobirov (UZB) 0000
  Choi (KOR) 1001
  Choi (KOR) 1000
  Albarracín (ARG) 0000
  Choi (KOR) 1000
  Akhondzadeh (IRI) 0000
  Drakšič (SLO) 0010
  Akhondzadeh (IRI) 0110

Mat 2Edit

Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals
  Khousrof (YEM) 0000
  Kishmakov (RUS) 0020
  Kishmakov (RUS) 0100
  Liu (CHN) 0000
  Liu (CHN) 0001
  Utarbayev (KAZ) 0000
  Kishmakov (RUS) 0000
  Dragin (FRA) 0002
  Khergiani (GEO) 0010
  Dragin (FRA) 0101
  Dragin (FRA) 1001
  Yekutiel (ISR) 0001
  Tsagaanbaatar (MGL) 0000
  Yekutiel (ISR) 0001
  Dragin (FRA) 0000
  Paischer (AUT) 1001
  Norbert (MAD) 0000
  Kim (PRK) 1000
  Kim (PRK) 0022
  Davtyan (ARM) 0000
  Piker (CUB) 0010
  Davtyan (ARM) 0100
  Kim (PRK) 0000
  Paischer (AUT) 0020
  Paischer (AUT) 1010
  Ahamdi (MAR) 0000
  Paischer (AUT) 0002
  Fallon (GBR) 0001
  Fallon (GBR) 1010
  Siccardi (MON) 0000


First round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Bronze medal finals
      Frazer Will (CAN) 1000         Dimitri Dragin (FRA) 0000
  Frazer Will (CAN) 1001       Javier Guédez (VEN) 0000           Rishod Sobirov (UZB) 0001
  Lavrentios Alexanidis (GRE) 0010         Frazer Will (CAN) 0000
      Rishod Sobirov (UZB) 0011  
      Masoud Haji Akhondzadeh (IRI) 0001
  Miguel Albarracín (ARG) 0002       Rishod Sobirov (UZB) 0010  
  Masoud Haji Akhondzadeh (IRI) 0020  
      Gal Yekutiel (ISR) 0001         Ruben Houkes (NED) 1012
  Nestor Khergiani (GEO) 0000       Ruslan Kishmakov (RUS) 0000           Gal Yekutiel (ISR) 0000
  Gal Yekutiel (ISR) 0001         Gal Yekutiel (ISR) 0200
      Craig Fallon (GBR) 0101  
      Craig Fallon (GBR) 0100
  Younes Ahamdi (MAR) 0000       Kim Kyong-Jin (PRK) 0001  
  Craig Fallon (GBR) 0011  

Final rankingEdit

Rank Athlete
    Choi Min-Ho (KOR)
    Ludwig Paischer (AUT)
    Rishod Sobirov (UZB)
    Ruben Houkes (NED)
5   Dimitri Dragin (FRA)
5   Gal Yekutiel (ISR)
7   Frazer Will (CAN)
7   Craig Fallon (GBR)