| Event type

Heavyweight (>80 kilograms), Men

Date27 July 2021
LocationMakuhari Messe, 2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Participants16 from 16 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repêchage tournament for the bronze medal.

Similar to the welterweight event, the heavyweight competition was won by the clear favorite, the reigning world champion, and top seed, Russian Vladislav Larin, who helped the Russian Olympic Committee to win its second gold in Tokyo. He ran through the tournament without any problems and clearly dominated the final against North Macedonian Dejan Georgievski, winning 20-9. Larin had earlier soundly beaten Pita Nikolas Taufatofua, known as the “Shirtless Tongan” after he showed off his oiled abs at the Opening Ceremony. The 37-year-old suffered another heavy defeat against Slovenia’s Ivan Trajkovič in the repêchage.

Both bronze medal bouts were very closely only won by 5-4. The second seed, South Korean In Gyo-Don, beat Trajkovič, and Cuba’s third seed Rafael Alba, beat China’s Sun Hongyi.

1Vladislav LarinROCGold
2Dejan GeorgievskiMKDSilver
=3Rafael AlbaCUBBronze
=3In Gyo-DonKORBronze
=5Sun HongyiCHN
=5Ivan TrajkovičSLO
=7Seydou GbanéCIV
=7Pita TaufatofuaTGA
=9Ivan ŠapinaCRO
=9Ruslan ZhaparovKAZ
=11Farzad MansouriAFG
=11Anthony ObameGAB
=11Mahama ChoGBR
=11Alexander BachmannGER
=11Carlos SansoresMEX
=11Razak AlfagaNIG

Round One

Date27 July 2021 — 10:15
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.
Match #127 Jul 10:15Ivan ŠapinaCROFinal scoreCarlos SansoresMEX
Match #227 Jul 10:45Sun HongyiCHNGolden pointMahama ChoGBR
Match #327 Jul 11:15Ivan TrajkovičSLOFinal scoreAnthony ObameGAB
Match #427 Jul 11:45Vladislav LarinROCPoint gapPita TaufatofuaTGA
Match #527 Jul 12:15In Gyo-DonKORFinal scoreFarzad MansouriAFG
Match #627 Jul 12:45Ruslan ZhaparovKAZFinal scoreAlexander BachmannGER
Match #727 Jul 13:15Seydou GbanéCIVFinal scoreRazak AlfagaNIG
Match #827 Jul 13:45Dejan GeorgievskiMKDFinal scoreRafael AlbaCUB


Date27 July 2021 — 14:15
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.
Match #127 Jul 14:15Sun HongyiCHNFinal scoreIvan ŠapinaCRO
Match #227 Jul 14:45Vladislav LarinROCFinal scoreIvan TrajkovičSLO
Match #327 Jul 15:15In Gyo-DonKORFinal scoreRuslan ZhaparovKAZ
Match #427 Jul 15:45Dejan GeorgievskiMKDFinal scoreSeydou GbanéCIV


Date27 July 2021 — 16:15
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the final round.
Match #127 Jul 16:15Vladislav LarinROCFinal scoreSun HongyiCHN
Match #227 Jul 16:45Dejan GeorgievskiMKDFinal scoreIn Gyo-DonKOR

Repêchage Round One

Date27 July 2021 — 19:15
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the bronze medal match.
Match #127 Jul 19:15Ivan TrajkovičSLOPoint gapPita TaufatofuaTGA
Match #227 Jul 19:45Rafael AlbaCUBFinal scoreSeydou GbanéCIV

Final Round

Date27 July 2021 — 21:45
Match 1/227 Jul 21:45Vladislav LarinROCFinal scoreDejan GeorgievskiMKD
Match 3/527 Jul 20:45In Gyo-DonKORFinal scoreIvan TrajkovičSLO
Match 3/527 Jul 21:15Rafael AlbaCUBFinal scoreSun HongyiCHN