Judo at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 81 kg

The Men's 81 kg Judo competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held on August 12 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 81 kg
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
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Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium Gymnasium
VenueBeijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium
Dates12 August
Winning score0010
1st place, gold medalist(s) Ole Bischof  Germany
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Kim Jae-Bum  South Korea
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Tiago Camilo  Brazil
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Roman Gontiuk  Ukraine
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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.

Qualifying athletesEdit

Mat Athlete Country
1 Tiago Camilo   Brazil
1 Takashi Ono   Japan
1 Hamed Malekmohammadi   Iran
1 Aljaz Sedej   Slovenia
1 Franklin Cisneros   El Salvador
1 Travis Stevens   United States
1 Ole Bischof   Germany
1 Mehman Azizov   Azerbaijan
1 Alibek Bashkaev   Russia
1 Safouane Attaf   Morocco
1 Euan Burton   Great Britain
1 Emmanuel Lucenti   Argentina
1 Roman Gontiuk   Ukraine
1 Kouami Sacha Denanyoh   Togo
1 Sherali Bozorov   Tajikistan
1 Mario Valles   Colombia
1 Mark Anthony   Australia
2 Anthony Rodriguez   France
2 Oscar Cardenas   Cuba
2 Edmond Topalli   Albania
2 Saba Gavashelishvili   Georgia
2 João Neto   Portugal
2 Matthew Jago   South Africa
2 Robert Krawczyk   Poland
2 Kim Jae-bum   South Korea
2 Serguei Shundikov   Belarus
2 Youssef Badra   Tunisia
2 Srđan Mrvaljević   Montenegro
2 José Mba Nchama   Equatorial Guinea
2 Guo Lei   China
2 Fiderd Vis   Aruba
2 Guillaume Elmont   Netherlands
2 Damdinsürengiin Nyamkhüü   Mongolia
2 Abderramán Brenes   Puerto Rico
2 Giuseppe Maddaloni   Italy

Tournament resultsEdit


1   Ole Bischof (GER) 0010
2   Kim Jae-Bum (KOR) 0000

Mat 1Edit

Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals
  Tiago Camilo (BRA) 0120
  Takashi Ono (JPN) 0000
  Tiago Camilo (BRA) 1010
  Hamed Malekmohammadi (IRI) 0000
  Hamed Malekmohammadi (IRI) 1000
  Aljaz Sedej (SLO) 0000
  Tiago Camilo (BRA) 0000
  Ole Bischof (GER) 0200
  Franklin Cisneros (ESA) 0000
  Travis Stevens (USA) 1011
  Travis Stevens (USA) 0001
  Ole Bischof (GER) 0011
  Ole Bischof (GER) 0020
  Mehman Azizov (AZE) 0011
  Ole Bischof (GER) 0011
  Roman Gontiuk (UKR) 0001
  Alibek Bashkaev (RUS) 0001
  Safouane Attaf (MAR) 1000
  Safouane Attaf (MAR) 0001
  Euan Burton (GBR) 0010
  Euan Burton (GBR) 0010
  Emmanuel Lucenti (ARG) 0001
  Euan Burton (GBR) 0010
  Roman Gontiuk (UKR) 0121
  Roman Gontiuk (UKR) 1010
  Kouami Sacha Denanyoh (TOG) 0011   Kouami Sacha Denanyoh (TOG) 0001
  Sherali Bozorov (TJK) 0010   Roman Gontiuk (UKR) 0110
  Mario Valles (COL) 0001
  Mario Valles (COL) 1010
  Mark Anthony (AUS) 0000

Mat 2Edit

Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals
  Anthony Rodriguez (FRA) 0001
  Oscar Cardenas (CUB) 0110
  Oscar Cardenas (CUB) 0000
  João Neto (POR) 1000
  Edmond Topalli (ALB) 0000
  Saba Gavashelishvili (GEO) 0000   João Neto (POR) 1001
  João Neto (POR) 1010   João Neto (POR) 0000
  Kim Jae-Bum (KOR) 0001
  Matthew Jago (RSA) 0000
  Robert Krawczyk (POL) 0120
  Robert Krawczyk (POL) 0001
  Kim Jae-Bum (KOR) 1100
  Kim Jae-Bum (KOR) 0011
  Serguei Shundikov (BLR) 0000
  Kim Jae-Bum (KOR) 0001
  Youssef Badra (TUN) 0010   Guillaume Elmont (NED) 0000
  Srđan Mrvaljević (MNE) 0020   Srdjan Mrvaljevic (MNE) 1011
  José Mba Nchama (GEQ) 0000
  Srđan Mrvaljević (MNE) 0111
  Guo Lei (CHN) 0001
  Guo Lei (CHN) 1100
  Fiderd Vis (ARU) 0000
  Srđan Mrvaljević (MNE) 0000
  Guillaume Elmont (NED) 0010
  Guillaume Elmont (NED) 0001
  Damdinsürengiin Nyamkhüü (MGL) 0000
  Guillaume Elmont (NED) 1001
  Giuseppe Maddaloni (ITA) 0000
  Abderramán Brenes (PUR) 0001
  Giuseppe Maddaloni (ITA) 0020


First round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Bronze medal finals
      Camilo (BRA) 0011         Elmont (NED) 0001
  Azizov (AZE) 0001       Stevens (USA) 0010           Camilo (BRA) 1100
  Stevens (USA) 0200         Camilo (BRA) 0100
      Burton (GBR) 0010  
      Burton (GBR) 0110
  Denanyoh (TOG) 0001       Valles (COL) 0001  
  Valles (COL) 0100  
      Neto (POR) 0000         Gontiuk (UKR) 0110
  Shundikov (BLR) 0010       Krawczyk (POL) 1000           Nyamkhüü (MGL) 0100
  Krawczyk (POL) 0011         Krawczyk (POL) 0001
      Nyamkhüü (MGL) 1010  
      Mrvaljević (MNE) 0000
  Maddaloni (ITA) 0000       Nyamkhüü (MGL) 1002  
  Nyamkhüü (MGL) 1000