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Judo at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 66 kg

The men's 66 kg tournament in judo at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held on August 10 at the Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium. Preliminary rounds were held at 12:00 pm CST. Repechage finals, semifinals, bouts for bronze medals and the final took place at 8:00 pm CST.

Men's 66 kg
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Dates10 August
Winning score1000
1st, gold medalist(s) Masato Uchishiba  Japan
2nd, silver medalist(s) Benjamin Darbelet  France
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Yordanis Arencibia  Cuba
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Pak Chol-Min  North Korea
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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.


Tournament resultsEdit


1   Benjamin Darbelet (FRA) 0000
2   Masato Uchishiba (JPN) 1000

Mat 1Edit

Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals
  Casale (ITA) 1000
  Novoa (CHI) 0000
  Casale (ITA) 0001
  Pak (PRK) 0010
  Nurmuhammedov (TKM) 0000
  Pak (PRK) 1000
  Pak (PRK) 0002
  Dias (POR) 0000
  Ortíz (VEN) 0001
  Dias (POR) 0100
  Dias (POR) 0101
  Derly (BRA) 0010
  Derly (BRA) 0002
  Kim Joo-Jin (KOR) 0001
  Pak (PRK) 0001
  Darbelet (FRA) 0201
  Gasimov (AZE) 0101
  Gadanov (RUS) 0120
  Gadanov (RUS) 0011
  Ungvari (HUN) 0011   Ungvari (HUN) 0002
  Wu (CHN) 0001   Ungvari (HUN) 1000
  Kedelashvili (GEO) 0000
  Gadanov (RUS) 0010
  Darbelet (FRA) 1010
  Mehmedovic (CAN) 0011
  Ibañez (ECU) 0001
  Mehmedovic (CAN) 0000
  Darbelet (FRA) 0001
  Rguig (MAR) 0000
  Darbelet (FRA) 1002

Mat 2Edit

Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals
  Masato Uchishiba (JPN) 1001
  Juan Jacinto (DOM) 0000
  Masato Uchishiba (JPN) 0020
  Arash Miresmaeili (IRI) 0000
  Arash Miresmaeili (IRI) 0001
  Tomasz Adamiec (POL) 0000
  Masato Uchishiba (JPN) 0201
  Mirali Sharipov (UZB) 0010
  Oscar Penas (ESP) 0000
  Mirali Sharipov (UZB) 1010
  Mirali Sharipov (UZB) 0001
  Mounir Benamadi (ALG) 0000
  Mounir Benamadi (ALG) 1010
  Steven Brown (AUS) 0000
  Masato Uchishiba (JPN) 0020
  Yordanis Arencibia (CUB) 0001
  Tariel Zintiridis (GRE) 0000
  Taylor Takata (USA) 0010
  Taylor Takata (USA) 0001
  Dex Elmont (NED) 0000
  Dex Elmont (NED) 1000
  Edson Madeira (MOZ) 0000
  Taylor Takata (USA) 0000
  Yordanis Arencibia (CUB) 0010
  Yordanis Arencibia (CUB) 1010
  Daniel Garcia Gonzalez (AND) 0000
  Yordanis Arencibia (CUB) 0001
  Aheen El Hady (EGY) 0000
  Armen Nazaryan (ARM) 0000
  Aheen El Hady (EGY) 0001


First round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Bronze medal finals
      Dias (POR) 0001         Arencibia (CUB) 0010
  Nurmuhammedov (TKM) 0000       Casale (ITA) 1001           Gadanov (RUS) 0001
  Casale (ITA) 0012         Casale (ITA) 0010
      Gadanov (RUS) 1002  
      Gadanov (RUS) 1000
  Rguig (MAR) 0000       Mehmedovic (CAN) 0000  
  Mehmedovic (CAN) 0201  
      Sharipov (UZB) 0010         Pak (PRK) 0100
  Jacinto (DOM) 0000       Miresmaeili (IRI) 0001           Sharipov (UZB) 0001
  Miresmaeili (IRI) 0011         Sharipov (UZB) 0101
      El Hady (EGY) 0001  
      Takata (USA) 0001
  Gonzalez (AND) 0001       El Hady (EGY) 1000  
  El Hady (EGY) 1001  

Final rankingEdit