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Featherweight (≤68 kilograms), Men

Date 9 August 2012
StatusOlympic
LocationExCeL, Newham, London
Participants16 from 16 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repêchage tournament for the bronze medal.

Turkey’s Servet Tazegül had won a bronze medal in this event in 2008 but had dominated the class since then, winning three European Championships and the 2011 World Championships. In the semi-final he faced Britain’s Martin Stamper, who had beaten Tazegül at the 2011 German Open and had the crowd on his side, but Tazegül won comfortably to reach the final. The other finalist was Mohammad Bagheri Motamed of Iran, who had struggled early. In the quarters he faced 2008 bronze medalist Rohullah Nikpai of Afghanistan and won in sudden-death. In the semi-finals he defeated Brazil’s Diogo da Silva only by superiority decision after tying on points.

The final was very close. Tazegül went ahead 5-3 in the second round, but Bagheri Motamed closed to 5-4. After his opponent received penalty points, Tazegül then held on to win the gold medal, 6-5. The bronze medals went to Nikpai, who repeated his 2008 bronze, and American Terrence Jennings, who went thru the repêchage after losing to Tazegül in the round of 16.

PosNrFighterNOC
1401Servet TazegülTURGold
2402Mohammad Bagheri MotamedIRISilver
=3407Rohullah NikpaiAFGBronze
=3415Terrence JenningsUSABronze
=5404Martin StamperGBR
=5406Diogo SilvaBRA
=7409Patrick BouiCAF
=7414Hryhoriy HusarovUKR
=9413Damir FejzićSRB
=9403Mohammad AbulibdehJOR
=11410Erick OsornioMEX
=11411Isah MohammadNGR
=11408Logan CampbellNZL
=11405Peter LópezPER
=11412Michał ŁoniewskiPOL
=11416Dmitry KimUZB

Round One (9 August 2012)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Servet TazegülTUR Terrence JenningsUSA Final Score (8 - 6)
Match #2 Hryhoriy HusarovUKR Logan CampbellNZL Final Score (10 - 6)
Match #3 Damir FejzićSRB Peter LópezPER Final Score (5 - 3)
Match #4 Martin StamperGBR Erick OsornioMEX Final Score (5 - 2)
Match #5 Mohammad AbulibdehJOR Isah MohammadNGR Superiority (13 - 1)
Match #6 Diogo SilvaBRA Dmitry KimUZB Sudden Death (Round 4, 00:31)
Match #7 Rohullah NikpaiAFG Michał ŁoniewskiPOL Final Score (12 - 5)
Match #8 Mohammad Bagheri MotamedIRI Patrick BouiCAF Final Score (7 - 2)

Quarter-Finals (9 August 2012)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Servet TazegülTUR Hryhoriy HusarovUKR Final Score (9 - 2)
Match #2 Martin StamperGBR Damir FejzićSRB Final Score (8 - 3)
Match #3 Diogo SilvaBRA Mohammad AbulibdehJOR Final Score (7 - 5)
Match #4 Mohammad Bagheri MotamedIRI Rohullah NikpaiAFG Sudden Death (Round 4, 00:29)

Semi-Finals (9 August 2012)

Winner of each match advanced to the final round.

Match #1 Servet TazegülTUR Martin StamperGBR Final Score (9 - 6)
Match #2 Mohammad Bagheri MotamedIRI Diogo SilvaBRA Superiority (5 - 5)

Repêchage Round One (9 August 2012)

Winner of each match advanced to the bronze medal match.

Match #1 Terrence JenningsUSA Hryhoriy HusarovUKR Final Score (3 - 2)
Match #2 Rohullah NikpaiAFG Patrick BouiCAF Superiority (14 - 2)

Bronze Medal Matches (9 August 2012)

Match #1 Terrence JenningsUSA Diogo SilvaBRA Final Score (8 - 5)
Match #2 Rohullah NikpaiAFG Martin StamperGBR Final Score (5 - 3)

Final Round (9 August 2012)

Match 1/2 Servet TazegülTUR Mohammad Bagheri MotamedIRI Final Score (6 - 5)