| Event type

Heavyweight (>80 kilograms), Men

Date29 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.

Mun Dae-Seong of Korea had been world heavyweight champion in 1999, but he had not placed at the world event since then, and did not compete at the 2000 Olympic Games. His top competition was felt to be Pascal Gentil of France, who had been European Champion as far back as 1994, had also won that event in 1999, and was runner-up in it earlier in 2004. After easily winning their first two matches, they met in the semi-final with Mun prevailing, 5-3. In the final, Mun met Alexandros Nikolaidis, who had no international record, but was the home crowd favorite. They were not much help to him as Moon won by knockout at 2:10 of the first round. Gentil went on to win the bronze medal.

1Mun Dae-SeongKORGold
2Alexandros NikolaidisGRESilver
3Pascal GentilFRABronze
4Ibrahim KamalJOR
=5Adilkhan SagindykovKAZ
=5Abdelkader ZrouriMAR
=7Jon GarcíaESP
=7Julián RojasCOL
=9Nguyễn Văn HùngVIE
=9Kristopher MoitlandCRC
=11Zakaria AsidahDEN
=11Teemu HeinoFIN
=11Luis Alberto NogueraVEN
=11Tudor SanonHAI
=11Chika ChukwumerijeNGR
=11Zoran PreradBIH

Round One

Date29 August 2004 — 11:12
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.
Match #129 Aug 11:12Ibrahim KamalJORFinal scoreZakaria AsidahDEN
Match #229 Aug 11:27Nguyễn Văn HùngVIEFinal scoreTeemu HeinoFIN
Match #329 Aug 11:42Abdelkader ZrouriMARFinal scoreLuis Alberto NogueraVEN
Match #429 Aug 11:57Alexandros NikolaidisGREFinal scoreJulián RojasCOL
Match #529 Aug 12:12Kristopher MoitlandCRCFinal scoreTudor SanonHAI
Match #629 Aug 12:27Pascal GentilFRAFinal scoreChika ChukwumerijeNGR
Match #729 Aug 12:42Jon GarcíaESPFinal scoreZoran PreradBIH
Match #829 Aug 12:57Mun Dae-SeongKORFinal scoreAdilkhan SagindykovKAZ


Date29 August 2004 — 13:12
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.
Match #129 Aug 13:12Ibrahim KamalJORFinal scoreNguyễn Văn HùngVIE
Match #229 Aug 13:27Alexandros NikolaidisGREFinal scoreAbdelkader ZrouriMAR
Match #329 Aug 15:54Pascal GentilFRAFinal scoreKristopher MoitlandCRC
Match #429 Aug 16:09Mun Dae-SeongKORFinal scoreJon GarcíaESP


Date29 August 2004 — 16:24
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the final round.
Match #129 Aug 16:24Alexandros NikolaidisGREFinal scoreIbrahim KamalJOR
Match #229 Aug 16:39Mun Dae-SeongKORFinal scorePascal GentilFRA

Repêchage Round One

Date29 August 2004 — 17:18
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the repêchage round two.
Match #129 AugIbrahim KamalJOR
Match #229 Aug 17:18Adilkhan SagindykovKAZSuperiorityJon GarcíaESP
Match #329 Aug 17:33Abdelkader ZrouriMARFinal scoreJulián RojasCOL
Match #429 Aug 18:12Pascal GentilFRA

Repêchage Round Two

Date29 August 2004
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the bronze medal match.
Match #129 Aug 18:12Ibrahim KamalJORSuperiorityAdilkhan SagindykovKAZ
Match #229 Aug 18:27Pascal GentilFRAFinal scoreAbdelkader ZrouriMAR

Final Round

Date29 August 2004 — 19:05
Match 1/229 Aug 19:35Mun Dae-SeongKORKnock-outAlexandros NikolaidisGRE
Match 3/429 Aug 19:05Pascal GentilFRAFinal scoreIbrahim KamalJOR