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Judo at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 73 kg

The Men's 73 kg Judo competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held on August 11 at the Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium. Preliminary rounds started at 12:00 Noon CST. Repechage finals, semifinals, bouts for bronze medals and the final were held at 18:00pm CST.

Men's 73 kg
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Dates11 August
Winning score1000
1st, gold medalist(s) Elnur Mammadli  Azerbaijan
2nd, silver medalist(s) Wang Ki-Chun  South Korea
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Rasul Boqiev  Tajikistan
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Leandro Guilheiro  Brazil
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This event was the third-lightest of the men's judo weight classes, limiting competitors to a maximum of 73 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

Qualifying AthletesEdit

Mat Athlete Country
1 Nicholas Tritton   Canada
1 João Pina   Portugal
1 Yusuke Kanamaru   Japan
1 Ali Maloumat   Iran
1 Krzysztof Wiłkomirski   Poland
1 Vsevolods Zelonijs   Latvia
1 Ryan Reser   United States
1 Dashdavaa Gantumur   Mongolia
1 David Kevkishvili   Georgia
1 Sergiu Toma   Moldova
1 Ronald Girones   Cuba
1 Kim Chol Su   North Korea
1 Amar Meridja   Algeria
1 Konstantin Semenov   Belarus
1 Elnur Mammadli   Azerbaijan
1 Dirk van Tichelt   Belgium
2 Rasul Boqiev   Tajikistan
2 Eric Kibanza   Democratic Republic of the Congo
2 Gennadiy Bilodid   Ukraine
2 Salamu Mezhidov   Russia
2 Dennis Iverson   Australia
2 Sezer Huysuz   Turkey
2 Si Rijigawa   China
2 Richard Leon Vizcaya   Venezuela
2 Jaromír Ježek   Czech Republic
2 Shokir Muminov   Uzbekistan
2 Wang Ki-Chun   South Korea
2 Rinat Ibragimov   Kazakhstan
2 Saeed Al Qubaisi   United Arab Emirates
2 Marlon August   South Africa
2 Mariano Bertolotti   Argentina
2 Leandro Guilheiro   Brazil

Main bracketEdit

The gold and silver medalists were determined by the final match of the main single-elimination bracket.


1   Elnur Mammadli (AZE) 1000
2   Wang Ki-Chun (KOR) 0000

Mat 1Edit

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals
  Nicholas Tritton (CAN) 0000  
  João Pina (POR) 0010       João Pina (POR) 0001  
  Yusuke Kanamaru (JPN) 0001       Ali Maloumat (IRI) 0111  
  Ali Maloumat (IRI) 1001         Ali Maloumat (IRI) 1100  
  Krzysztof Wiłkomirski (POL) 0020         Dashdavaa Gantumur (MGL) 0010  
  Vsevolods Zelonijs (LAT) 0010       Krzysztof Wiłkomirski (POL) 0010  
  Ryan Reser (USA) 0100       Dashdavaa Gantumur (MGL) 0012  
  Dashdavaa Gantumur (MGL) 0111         Ali Maloumat (IRI) 0000
  David Kevkhishvili (GEO) 0021         Elnur Mammadli (AZE) 1000
  Sergiu Toma (MDA) 0010       David Kevkhishvili (GEO) 0110  
  Ronald Girones (CUB) 0001       Kim Chol Su (PRK) 0111  
  Kim Chol Su (PRK) 1000         Kim Chol Su (PRK) 0000  
  Amar Meridja (ALG) 0010         Elnur Mammadli (AZE) 0200  
  Konstantin Semenov (BLR) 0102       Konstantin Semenov (BLR) 0001      
  Elnur Mammadli (AZE) 1000       Elnur Mammadli (AZE) 1001      
  Dirk van Tichelt (BEL) 0000  

Mat 2Edit

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals
  Rasul Boqiev (TJK) 0210  
  Eric Kibanza (COD) 0000       Rasul Boqiev (TJK) 1000  
  Gennadiy Bilodid (UKR) 1000       Gennadiy Bilodid (UKR) 0000  
  Salamu Mezhidov (RUS) 0000         Rasul Boqiev (TJK) 1110  
  Dennis Iverson (AUS) 0000         Si Rijigawa (CHN) 0001  
  Sezer Huysuz (TUR) 1000       Sezer Huysuz (TUR) 0001  
  Si Rijigawa (CHN) 0001       Si Rijigawa (CHN) 0010  
  Richard Leon Vizcaya (VEN) 0000         Rasul Boqiev (TJK) 0001
  Jaromír Ježek (CZE) 0001         Wang Ki-Chun (KOR) 0010
  Shokir Muminov (UZB) 1000       Shokir Muminov (UZB) 0000  
  Wang Ki-Chun (KOR) 1011       Wang Ki-Chun (KOR) 1100  
  Rinat Ibragimov (KAZ) 0000         Wang Ki-Chun (KOR) 0100  
  Saeed Al Qubaisi (UAE) 0000         Leandro Guilheiro (BRA) 0000  
  Marlon August (RSA) 1000       Marlon August (RSA) 0000      
  Mariano Bertolotti (ARG) 0010       Leandro Guilheiro (BRA) 1001      
  Leandro Guilheiro (BRA) 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
      Gantumur (MGL) 0000         Boqiev (TJK) 0011
  Kanamaru (JPN) 0011       Kanamaru (JPN) 0100           van Tichelt (BEL) 0000
  Pina (POR) 0010         Kanamaru (JPN) 0000
      van Tichelt (BEL) 0211  
      Kim (PRK) 0000
  van Tichelt (BEL) 1021       van Tichelt (BEL) 1011  
  Semenov (BLR) 0020  
      Si (CHN) 0000         Maloumat (IRI) 0000
  Kibanza (COD) 0001       Bilodid (UKR) 0001           Guilheiro (BRA) 1000
  Bilodid (UKR) 0011         Bilodid (UKR) 0001
      Guilheiro (BRA) 1000  
      Guilheiro (BRA) 1000
  Ibragimov (KAZ) 0001       Muminov (UZB) 0000  
  Muminov (UZB) 1010