|
| Event type

Middleweight (≤90 kilograms), Men

Date20 September 2000 — 15:00-18:30-20:30-22:00
StatusOlympic
LocationSydney Exhibition Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales (Hall 1 & 2)
Participants32 from 32 countries
FormatTwo single-elimination pools, with winner of each pool advanced to the final. All judoka losing to the finalists in each pool advanced to repêchage pools, with the winners of the repêchage pools earning bronze medals.

Japan’s Hidehiko Yoshida was considered a slight favorite. He had won the gold medal in half-middleweight at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. After retiring in 1997, he came back in 1999 to win the World Championships in this class. But he lost in a Pool B semi against Brazil’s Carlos Honorato. Honorato threw Yoshida, who dislocated his elbow and would have had to quit, although the unknown Honorato achieved ippon with his throw. Honorato advanced to the final, where he met Mark Huizinga of the Netherlands. Huizinga was a three-time European Champion (1996-98) and bronze medalist in this class in 1996. In the final, Huizinga used a leg throw to win by ippon in 3:22. Huizinga would continue to win international medals – including a bronze in this class at the 2004 Olympics. From 1994-2008 he won 12 medals at the Europeans, including five golds, winning again in 2001 and 2008. Honorato’s only other international podium finish would be a bronze at the 2003 Pan-American Games.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Mark HuizingaNEDGold
2Carlos HonoratoBRASilver
=3Frédéric DemontfauconFRABronze
=3Ruslan MashurenkoUKRBronze
=5Keith MorganCAN
=5Rəsul SəlimovAZE
=7Brian OlsonUSA
=7Fernando GonzálezESP
=9Adrian CroitoruROU
=9Eduardo CostaARG
=9Hidehiko YoshidaJPN
=9Jean-Claude RaphaëlMRI
=13Carlos SantiagoPUR
=13Krisna BayuINA
=13Robert IversAUS
=13Yosvany DespaigneCUB
ACBatjargalyn OdkhüüMGL
ACDmitry MorozovRUS
ACGabriel LamaCHI
ACGeorgi GugavaGEO
ACJosé Vicbart GeraldinoDOM
ACKamol MuradovUZB
ACKhaled MeddahALG
ACLee Chih-FengTPE
ACLuis René LópezVEN
ACMarko SpittkaGER
ACMichele MontiITA
ACSergey ShakimovKAZ
ACSkander HachichaTUN
ACVictor FlorescuMDA
ACXu ZhimingCHN
ACYu Seong-YeonKOR

Pool A (20 September 2000)

Round One (20 September 2000)

Match #1 Dmitry MorozovRUS
Ippon/Ura-nage (2:35)
Georgi GugavaGEO
Match #2 Adrian CroitoruROU
Koka/Shido/Yusei-gachi (5:00)
José Vicbart GeraldinoDOM
Match #3 Brian OlsonUSA
Yuko/Hold-Same-Side (5:00)
Marko SpittkaGER
Match #4 Mark HuizingaNED
Ippon/Seoi-nage (4:00)
Yosvany DespaigneCUB
Match #5 Rəsul SəlimovAZE
Yuko/Chui (5:00)
Gabriel LamaCHI
Match #6 Keith MorganCAN
Yuko/Kuchiki-taoshi (5:00)
Robert IversAUS
Match #7 Jean-Claude RaphaëlMRI
Ippon/Yoko-shiho-gatame (0:40)
Victor FlorescuMDA
Match #8 Xu ZhimingCHN
Ippon/Seoi-nage (2:06)
Batjargalyn OdkhüüMGL

Quarter-Finals (20 September 2000)

Match #1 Adrian CroitoruROU
Ippon/Uki-waza (1:45)
Dmitry MorozovRUS
Match #2 Mark HuizingaNED
Ippon/Tai-otoshisae-komi-waza (1:57)
Brian OlsonUSA
Match #3 Keith MorganCAN
Ippon/Uchi-mata (0:14)
Rəsul SəlimovAZE
Match #4 Jean-Claude RaphaëlMRI
Ippon/Ko-soto-gake (1:07)
Xu ZhimingCHN

Semi-Finals (20 September 2000)

Match #1 Mark HuizingaNED
Koka/Ko-soto-gake (5:00)
Adrian CroitoruROU
Match #2 Keith MorganCAN
Ippon/Soto-makikomi (2:03)
Jean-Claude RaphaëlMRI

Final Round (20 September 2000)

Match #1 Mark HuizingaNED
Ippon/Seoi-nage (3:22)
Keith MorganCAN

Repêchage (20 September 2000)

Match #1 Brian OlsonUSA
Ippon/De-ashi-barai (2:40)
Yosvany DespaigneCUB
Match #2 Brian OlsonUSA
Ippon/Juji-gatame (2:12)
Adrian CroitoruROU
Match #3 Rəsul SəlimovAZE
Ippon/Seoi-nage (0:46)
Robert IversAUS
Match #4 Rəsul SəlimovAZE
Ippon/Uchi-mata (4:10)
Jean-Claude RaphaëlMRI
Match #5 Rəsul SəlimovAZE
Waza-ari/Shido (5:00)
Brian OlsonUSA
Match 3/4 Frédéric DemontfauconFRA
Ippon/Seoi-nage (0:51)
Rəsul SəlimovAZE

Pool B (20 September 2000)

Round One (20 September 2000)

Match #1 Eduardo CostaARG
Ippon/Hansoku-make (4:36)
Michele MontiITA
Match #2 Yu Seong-YeonKOR
Ippon/Seukui-nage (2:27)
Kamol MuradovUZB
Match #3 Frédéric DemontfauconFRA
Waza-ari/Non-Combativity (5:00)
Ruslan MashurenkoUKR
Match #4 Carlos SantiagoPUR
Ippon/Kata-garami (2:00)
Luis René LópezVEN
Match #5 Hidehiko YoshidaJPN
Yuko/Tani-otoshi (5:00)
Sergey ShakimovKAZ
Match #6 Skander HachichaTUN
Yuko/Go-Outside-Contest-Area (5:00)
Khaled MeddahALG
Match #7 Fernando GonzálezESP
Waza-ari awasete Ippon/Uchi-mata (3:42)
Lee Chih-FengTPE
Match #8 Carlos HonoratoBRA
Ippon/Tate-shiho-gatame (4:46)
Krisna BayuINA

Quarter-Finals (20 September 2000)

Match #1 Eduardo CostaARG
Ippon/Ura-nage (5:00)
Yu Seong-YeonKOR
Match #2 Frédéric DemontfauconFRA
Yuko (2)/Sasae-tsuri-komi-ashi (5:00)
Carlos SantiagoPUR
Match #3 Hidehiko YoshidaJPN
Ippon/Hansoku-make/Non-Combativity (4:05)
Skander HachichaTUN
Match #4 Carlos HonoratoBRA
Waza-ari/Uchi-mata (5:00)
Fernando GonzálezESP

Semi-Finals (20 September 2000)

Match #1 Frédéric DemontfauconFRA
Ippon/Uchi-mata (0:38)
Eduardo CostaARG
Match #2 Carlos HonoratoBRA
Ippon/Uchi-mata (0:43)
Hidehiko YoshidaJPN

Final Round (20 September 2000)

Match #1 Carlos HonoratoBRA
Waza-ari/Ippon Seoi-nage (5:00)
Frédéric DemontfauconFRA

Repêchage (20 September 2000)

Match #1 Ruslan MashurenkoUKR
Ippon/Yoko-shiho-gatame (1:28)
Carlos SantiagoPUR
Match #2 Ruslan MashurenkoUKR
Ippon/Sasae-tsuri-komi-ashi (1:57)
Eduardo CostaARG
Match #3 Fernando GonzálezESP
Ippon/Sumi-gaeshi (2:21)
Krisna BayuINA
Match #4 Fernando GonzálezESP bye
Match #5 Ruslan MashurenkoUKR
Ippon/O-uchi-gari (2:55)
Fernando GonzálezESP
Match 3/4 Ruslan MashurenkoUKR
Ippon/O-uchi-gari (0:50)
Keith MorganCAN

Final Round (20 September 2000)

Match 1/2 Mark HuizingaNED
Ippon/Uchi-mata-gaeshi (3:22)
Carlos HonoratoBRA