Judo at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 90 kg

The Men's 90 kg Judo competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held on August 13 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 90 kg
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
2008 Judo men's 90 kg.JPG
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Dates13 August
Winning score0001
1st place, gold medalist(s) Irakli Tsirekidze  Georgia
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Amar Benikhlef  Algeria
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Hesham Mesbah  Egypt
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Sergei Aschwanden  Switzerland
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This event was the third-heaviest of the men's judo weight classes, limiting competitors to a maximum of 90 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 Choi Sun-ho   South Korea
1 Hesham Mesbah   Egypt
1 Irakli Tsirekidze   Georgia
1 Elkhan Mammadov   Azerbaijan
1 Nematullo Asranqulov   Tajikistan
1 Winston Gordon   Great Britain
1 Khurshid Nabiev   Uzbekistan
1 Daniel Kelly   Australia
1 Hiroshi Izumi   Japan
1 Andrei Kazusionak   Belarus
1 Hossein Ghomi   Iran
1 Ivan Pershin   Russia
1 Patrick Trezise   South Africa
1 Diego Rosati   Argentina
1 Brian Olson   United States
2 Eduardo Santos   Brazil
2 He Yanzhu   China
2 José Camacho   Venezuela
2 Valentyn Grekov   Ukraine
2 Roberto Meloni   Italy
2 Jevgenijs Borodavko   Latvia
2 Yves-Matthieu Dafreville   France
2 Asley González   Cuba
2 Mohamed El Assri   Morocco
2 Amar Benikhlef   Algeria
2 Alexis Chiclana   Puerto Rico
2 Mark Huizinga   Netherlands
2 Michael Pinske   Germany
2 Ilias Iliadis   Greece
2 David Alarza   Spain
2 Sergei Aschwanden   Switzerland

Tournament resultsEdit


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

1   Irakli Tsirekidze (GEO) 0001
2   Amar Benikhlef (ALG) 0000

Mat 1Edit

1st round Round of 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals
  Choi Sun-Ho (KOR) 0000  
  Hesham Mesbah (EGY) 0000       Hesham Mesbah (EGY) 0001  
          Irakli Tsirekidze (GEO) 0010  
            Irakli Tsirekidze (GEO) 1000  
  Elkhan Mammadov (AZE) 0011         Elkhan Mammadov (AZE) 0000  
  Nematullo Asranqulov (TJK) 0000       Elkhan Mammadov (AZE) 0110  
  Winston Gordon (GBR) 0020       Khurshid Nabiev (UZB) 0010  
  Khurshid Nabiev (UZB) 0100         Irakli Tsirekidze (GEO) 1002
  Daniel Kelly (AUS) 0000         Ivan Pershin (RUS) 0000
  Hiroshi Izumi (JPN) 0010       Hiroshi Izumi (JPN) 0000  
  Andrei Kazusionak (BLR) 1110       Andrei Kazusionak (BLR) 1000  
  Hossein Ghomi (IRI) 0000         Andrei Kazusionak (BLR) 0000  
  Ivan Pershin (RUS) 1000         Ivan Pershin (RUS) 1010  
  Patrick Trezise (RSA) 0000       Ivan Pershin (RUS) 1000      
  Diego Rosati (ARG) 0001       Diego Rosati (ARG) 0000      
  Brian Olson (USA) 0000  

Mat 2Edit

1st round Round of 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals
  Eduardo Santos (BRA) 1000  
  He Yanzhu (CHN) 0000       Eduardo Santos (BRA) 1000  
  José Camacho (VEN) 1000       José Camacho (VEN) 0000  
  Valentyn Grekov (UKR) 0000         Eduardo Santos (BRA) 0001  
  Roberto Meloni (ITA) 0100         Yves-Matthieu Dafreville (FRA) 1011  
  Jevgenijs Borodavko (LAT) 0010       Roberto Meloni (ITA) 0000  
  Yves-Matthieu Dafreville (FRA) 1000       Yves-Matthieu Dafreville (FRA) 0010  
  Asley González (CUB) 0000         Yves-Matthieu Dafreville (FRA) 0000
  Mohamed El Assri (MAR) 0001         Amar Benikhlef (ALG) 1000
  Amar Benikhlef (ALG) 0011       Amar Benikhlef (ALG) 1020  
  Alexis Chiclana (PUR) 0100       David Alarza (ESP) 0001  
  David Alarza (ESP) 1101         Amar Benikhlef (ALG) 0001  
  Ilias Iliadis (GRE) 0001         Sergei Aschwanden (SUI) 0000  
  Mark Huizinga (NED) 1010       Mark Huizinga (NED) 0010      
  Michael Pinske (GER) 0000       Sergei Aschwanden (SUI) 1101      
  Sergei Aschwanden (SUI) 0010  


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
      Hesham Mesbah (EGY) 0011         Yves-Matthieu Dafreville (FRA) 0000
  Hesham Mesbah (EGY)         Elkhan Mammadov (AZE) 0010           Hesham Mesbah (EGY) 1000
bye           Hesham Mesbah (EGY) 1001
      Andrei Kazusionak (BLR) 0001  
      Andrei Kazusionak (BLR) 1000
  Patrick Trezise (RSA) 0000       Diego Rosati (ARG) 0000  
  Diego Rosati (ARG) 1000  
      Eduardo Santos (BRA) 1000         Ivan Pershin (RUS) 0020
  Asley Gonzalez (CUB) 0001       Roberto Meloni (ITA) 0000           Sergei Aschwanden (SUI) 1000
  Roberto Meloni (ITA) 1001         Eduardo Santos (BRA) 0000
      Sergei Aschwanden (SUI) 0000  
      Sergei Aschwanden (SUI) 0001
  Mohamed El Assri (MAR) 0000       Mohamed El Assri (MAR) 0000  
  David Alarza (ESP) 0000