| Event type

Heavyweight (>80 kilograms), Men

Date20 – 21 August 2016
LocationArena Carioca 3, Parque Olímpico da Barra, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Participants15 from 15 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repêchage tournament for the bronze medal.

The 2012 gold medallist Carlo Molfetta of Italy failed to qualify for Rio so the 2008 Beijing heavyweight gold medallist, and one of the most experienced fighters in the field, Ja Dong-Min of South Korea, seeded six, was hoping to regain his title in what he announced was to be his last competition. There seemed to be nobody capable of stopping Uzbekistan’s 2015 world champion Dmitry “Shock Force” Shokin, however, who had risen rapidly in the senior ranks. The number two seed was Iran’s Sajjad Mardani and he had a win over Shokin to his name. Also fancied was the tall third seed Radiq İsayev of Azerbaijan. Gabon’s first ever Olympic medallist, seventh seed, Anthony Obame could improve on his London silver medal and add to the gold he won at the 2013 World Championship.

Shokin easily came through his first contest, but was starting to look vulnerable after narrowly beating the Cuban Rafael Alba on a superiority decision. His gold medal chance came to an abrupt end when he lost 8-2 to number 12 seed Abdoulrazak Issoufou Alfaga of Niger. The second seed Mardai also had an easy first round win, but then came unstuck against Britain’s Mahama Cho, losing on a sudden death. Cho’s ambitions also came to an end in the semi-final in a close encounter that he lost 4-1 to number four seed İsayev. Cho suffered a further set-back when he lost 5-4 to the Brazilian Maicon Siqueira in his bronze medal match, while the top seed Shokin also missed out on bronze when he was beaten in sudden-death by Ja Dong-Min, the 2008 Olympic champion.

The final saw Radik İsayev win 6-2 with a head kick in round two and round three after a pointless opening round. The beaten finallist Abdoul Issoufou, however, had the honour of winning Niger’s second Olympic medal, after the bronze won by boxer Issaka Daboré in 1972.

1803Radik İsayevAZEGold
2812Razak AlfagaNIGSilver
=3804Maicon SiqueiraBRABronze
=3806Cha Dong-MinKORBronze
=5810Mahama ChoGBR
=5801Dmitry ShokinUZB
=7805M'Bar N'DiayeFRA
=7814Ruslan ZhaparovKAZ
=9809Rafael AlbaCUB
=9802Sajjad MardaniIRI
=11813Stephen LambdinUSA
=11808Yassine TrabelsiTUN
=11816Qiao SenCHN
=11815Pita Nikolas TaufatofuaTGA
=11807Anthony ObameGAB
DNS811Arman-Marshal SilaBLRDNS DQ1

Round One (20 August 2016 — 09:15)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Maicon SiqueiraBRA Stephen LambdinUSA Final Score (9 - 7)
Match #2 Razak AlfagaNIG M'Bar N'DiayeFRA Final Score (6 - 0)
Match #3 Rafael AlbaCUB Yassine TrabelsiTUN Final Score (13 - 4)
Match #4 Dmitry ShokinUZB Qiao SenCHN Final Score (15 - 8)
Match #5 Sajjad MardaniIRI Pita Nikolas TaufatofuaTGA Superiority (16 - 1)
Match #6 Mahama ChoGBR Anthony ObameGAB Final Score (12 - 6)
Match #7 2 Cha Dong-MinKOR Arman-Marshal SilaBLR 3Walkover
Match #8 Radik İsayevAZE Ruslan ZhaparovKAZ Final Score (11 - 2)

Quarter-Finals (20 August 2016 — 15:15)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Razak AlfagaNIG Maicon SiqueiraBRA Final Score (6 - 1)
Match #2 Dmitry ShokinUZB Rafael AlbaCUB Superiority (1 - 1)
Match #3 Mahama ChoGBR Sajjad MardaniIRI Sudden Death (Round 4, 1:55)
Match #4 Radik İsayevAZE Cha Dong-MinKOR Final Score (12 - 8)

Semi-Finals (20 August 2016 — 17:15)

Winner of each match advanced to the final round.

Match #1 Razak AlfagaNIG Dmitry ShokinUZB Final Score (8 - 2)
Match #2 Radik İsayevAZE Mahama ChoGBR Final Score (4 - 1)

Repêchage Round One (21 August 2016 — 20:15)

Winner of each match advanced to the bronze medal match.

Match #1 Maicon SiqueiraBRA M'Bar N'DiayeFRA Final Score (5 - 2)
Match #2 Cha Dong-MinKOR Ruslan ZhaparovKAZ Final Score (15 - 8)

Bronze Medal Matches (21 August 2016 — 21:15)

Match #1 Maicon SiqueiraBRA Mahama ChoGBR Final Score (5 - 4)
Match #2 Cha Dong-MinKOR Dmitry ShokinUZB Sudden Death (Round 4, 0:11)

Final Round (21 August 2016 — 22:15)

Match 1/2 Radik İsayevAZE Razak AlfagaNIG Final Score (6 - 2)