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Welterweight (≤80 kilograms), Men

Date10 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.

The favorites in this class were Ramin Əzizov (AZE), two-time Olympic champion Steven Lopez (USA), and the 2011 World Champion at 87 kg, Iran’s Youssef Karami. But form would not hold in this class as all lost early. Karami went out in the first round to Nicolás García of Spain, and García would advance to the final. Lopez lost in the round of 16 to Əzizov, after he was hampered by an ankle injury. But Əzizov lost his quarter-final match to Italy’s Mauro Sarmiento, who then lost to García.

The gold medal eventually went to Argentina’s Sebastian Crismanich, whose only previous major title was the relatively undistinguished 2011 Pan American Games gold medal. Crismanich had a fortunate draw and did not face any major favorites in getting to the final. The final was a defensive struggle, with no score thru two rounds, only to see Crismanich score a decisive kick with 19 seconds remaining, to win 1-0. The bronze medals were shared by Sarmiento and Britain’s Lutalo Muhammad, who had lost in the quarter-finals to García.

PosNrFighterNOC
1607Sebastián CrismanichARGGold
2605Nicolás GarcíaESPSilver
=3604Lutalo MuhammadGBRBronze
=3608Mauro SarmientoITABronze
=5609Nesar Ahmad BahawiAFG
=5610Arman YeremyanARM
=7611Yousef KaramiIRI
=7614Vaughn ScottNZL
=9613Tommy MolletNED
=9601Ramin ƏzizovAZE
=11606Sébastien MichaudCAN
=11603Abdelrahman UsamaEGY
=11612Rasul AbduraimKGZ
=11602Issam ChernoubiMAR
=11615Farhod Ne'matovTJK
=11616Steven LopezUSA

Round One (10 August 2012)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Ramin ƏzizovAZE Steven LopezUSA Final Score (3 - 2)
Match #2 Mauro SarmientoITA Rasul AbduraimKGZ Final Score (5 - 1)
Match #3 Nicolás GarcíaESP Yousef KaramiIRI Final Score (8 - 2)
Match #4 Lutalo MuhammadGBR Farhod Ne'matovTJK Final Score (7 - 1)
Match #5 Tommy MolletNED Abdelrahman UsamaEGY Sudden Death (Round 4, 00:06)
Match #6 Arman YeremyanARM Sébastien MichaudCAN Final Score (8 - 4)
Match #7 Sebastián CrismanichARG Vaughn ScottNZL Final Score (9 - 5)
Match #8 Nesar Ahmad BahawiAFG Issam ChernoubiMAR Final Score (4 - 3)

Quarter-Finals (10 August 2012)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Mauro SarmientoITA Ramin ƏzizovAZE Final Score (2 - 1)
Match #2 Nicolás GarcíaESP Lutalo MuhammadGBR Final Score (7 - 3)
Match #3 Arman YeremyanARM Tommy MolletNED Final Score (6 - 4)
Match #4 Sebastián CrismanichARG Nesar Ahmad BahawiAFG Final Score (9 - 1)

Semi-Finals (10 August 2012)

Winner of each match advanced to the final round.

Match #1 Nicolás GarcíaESP Mauro SarmientoITA Final Score (2 - 1)
Match #2 Sebastián CrismanichARG Arman YeremyanARM Final Score (2 - 1)

Repêchage Round One (10 August 2012)

Winner of each match advanced to the bronze medal match.

Match #1 Lutalo MuhammadGBR Yousef KaramiIRI Final Score (11 - 7)
Match #2 Nesar Ahmad BahawiAFG Vaughn ScottNZL Final Score (11 - 6)

Bronze Medal Matches (10 August 2012)

Match #1 Lutalo MuhammadGBR Arman YeremyanARM Final Score (9 - 3)
Match #2 Mauro SarmientoITA Nesar Ahmad BahawiAFG Final Score (4 - 0)

Final Round (10 August 2012)

Match 1/2 Sebastián CrismanichARG Nicolás GarcíaESP Final Score (1 - 0)