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Welterweight (≤80 kilograms), Men

Date28 August 2004
LocationKleisto Gymnastirio Falirou, Olympiako Syngrotima Papaliakis Zonis Falirou, Faliro
Participants16 from 16 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repêchage tournament for the bronze medal.

Steven Lopez had been Olympic champion in 2000 in the 68 kg. class. But he moved up in weight and in 2001 was World Champion at 72 kg., and by 2003, was World Champion in the 78 kg. class. Lopez won his opening round match, 12-0, but in the semi-finals he was pushed to the limit by Iran’s Youssef Karami, winning only 7-6. Lopez won the gold medal in the final match, defeating Turkey’s Bahri Tanrıkulu, 3-0. Karami won the bronze medal.

1Steven LopezUSAGold
2Bahri TanrıkuluTURSilver
3Yousef KaramiIRIBronze
4Rəşəd ƏhmədovAZE
=5Víctor EstradaMEX
=5Hichem HamdouniTUN
=7Raid RasheedIRQ
=7Donald GeislerPHI
=9Christophe NégrelFRA
=9Daniel TrentonAUS
=11Patrick StevensNED
=11Chinedum OsujiTTO
=11Jacob Martins ObiorahNGR
=11Craig BrownGBR
=11Kriangkrai NoikoedTHA
=11Ángel MatosCUB

Round One

Date28 August 2004 — 11:12
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.
Match #128 Aug 11:12Christophe NégrelFRAFinal scorePatrick StevensNED
Match #228 Aug 11:27Rəşəd ƏhmədovAZEFinal scoreChinedum OsujiTTO
Match #328 Aug 11:42Bahri TanrıkuluTURSuperiorityDonald GeislerPHI
Match #428 Aug 11:57Hichem HamdouniTUNFinal scoreJacob Martins ObiorahNGR
Match #528 Aug 12:12Daniel TrentonAUSFinal scoreCraig BrownGBR
Match #628 Aug 12:27Yousef KaramiIRIFinal scoreKriangkrai NoikoedTHA
Match #728 Aug 12:42Steven LopezUSAFinal scoreRaid RasheedIRQ
Match #828 Aug 12:57Víctor EstradaMEXFinal scoreÁngel MatosCUB


Date28 August 2004 — 13:12
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.
Match #128 Aug 13:12Rəşəd ƏhmədovAZEFinal scoreChristophe NégrelFRA
Match #228 Aug 13:27Bahri TanrıkuluTURFinal scoreHichem HamdouniTUN
Match #328 Aug 15:54Yousef KaramiIRIFinal scoreDaniel TrentonAUS
Match #428 Aug 16:09Steven LopezUSAFinal scoreVíctor EstradaMEX


Date28 August 2004 — 16:24
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the final round.
Match #128 Aug 16:24Bahri TanrıkuluTURSuperiorityRəşəd ƏhmədovAZE
Match #228 Aug 16:39Steven LopezUSAFinal scoreYousef KaramiIRI

Repêchage Round One

Date28 August 2004 — 17:18
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the repêchage round two.
Match #128 AugRəşəd ƏhmədovAZE
Match #228 Aug 17:18Víctor EstradaMEXWalkoverRaid RasheedIRQ
Match #328 Aug 17:33Hichem HamdouniTUNReferee stopped contestDonald GeislerPHI
Match #428 AugYousef KaramiIRI

Repêchage Round Two

Date28 August 2004 — 18:12
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the bronze medal match.
Match #128 Aug 18:12Rəşəd ƏhmədovAZESuperiorityVíctor EstradaMEX
Match #228 Aug 18:27Yousef KaramiIRIFinal scoreHichem HamdouniTUN

Final Round

Date28 August 2004 — 19:05
Match 1/228 Aug 19:35Steven LopezUSAFinal scoreBahri TanrıkuluTUR
Match 3/428 Aug 19:05Yousef KaramiIRIFinal scoreRəşəd ƏhmədovAZE