| Event type

Heavyweight (>80 kilograms), Men

Date11 August 2012
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 top two seeds were Korea’s Ja Dong-Min and France’s François Coulombe-Fortier but both went out in the quarter-finals. Ja lost to Turkey’s Bahri Tanrıkulu, but he lost his semi-final to Gabon’s Anthony Obame. The other semi saw Italy’s Carlo Molfetta defeat Mali’s Daba Modibo Keita, who had beaten Coulombe-Fortier. Molfetta was the 2010 European Champion and twice a silver medalist at the World Championships. He won the final, but only on a superiority decision after he and Obame tied 9-9, with Obame blaming what he called a )youthful error) near the end of the match costing him a point. Obame had no previous international medals and his silver medal was the first-ever medal won by Gabon at the Olympic Games. Both Modibo Keita and Tanrıkulu went to the bronze medal finals, but neither won. Modibo had to withdraw due to injury from his match against Cuba’s Robelis Despaigne, who also won bronze in the event in 2008, while Tanrıkulu lost 3-2 to China’s Liu Xiaobo.

1Carlo MolfettaITAGold
2Anthony ObameGABSilver
=3Liu XiaoboCHNBronze
=3Robelis DespaigneCUBBronze
=5Daba Modibo KeïtaMLI
=5Bahri TanrıkuluTUR
=7Alisher GulovTJK
=7Kaino Thomsen-FuatagaSAM
=9Cha Dong-MinKOR
=9François Coulombe-FortierCAN
=11Alexandros NikolaidisGRE
=11Kenneth EdwardsJAM
=11Chika ChukwumerijeNGR
=11Gadzhi UmarovRUS
=11Ivan TrajkovičSLO
=11Akmal ErgashevUZB

Round One

Date11 August 2012
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.
Match #111 Aug 9:15Cha Dong-MinKORFinal scoreIvan TrajkovičSLO
Match #211 Aug 9:45Bahri TanrıkuluTURFinal scoreAlexandros NikolaidisGRE
Match #311 Aug 10:15Anthony ObameGABFinal scoreKaino Thomsen-FuatagaSAM
Match #411 Aug 10:45Robelis DespaigneCUBFinal scoreChika ChukwumerijeNGR
Match #511 Aug 11:15Carlo MolfettaITAFinal scoreAlisher GulovTJK
Match #611 Aug 11:45Liu XiaoboCHNFinal scoreKenneth EdwardsJAM
Match #711 Aug 12:15Daba Modibo KeïtaMLIFinal scoreAkmal ErgashevUZB
Match #811 Aug 12:45François Coulombe-FortierCANFinal scoreGadzhi UmarovRUS


Date11 August 2012
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.
Match #111 Aug 15:15Bahri TanrıkuluTURFinal scoreCha Dong-MinKOR
Match #211 Aug 15:45Anthony ObameGABSudden deathRobelis DespaigneCUB
Match #311 Aug 16:15Carlo MolfettaITASudden deathLiu XiaoboCHN
Match #411 Aug 16:45Daba Modibo KeïtaMLIFinal scoreFrançois Coulombe-FortierCAN


Date11 August 2012
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the final round.
Match #111 Aug 17:15Anthony ObameGABFinal scoreBahri TanrıkuluTUR
Match #211 Aug 17:45Carlo MolfettaITAFinal scoreDaba Modibo KeïtaMLI

Repêchage Round One

Date11 August 2012
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the bronze medal match.
Match #111 Aug 20:15Robelis DespaigneCUBPoints gapKaino Thomsen-FuatagaSAM
Match #211 Aug 20:45Liu XiaoboCHNFinal scoreAlisher GulovTJK

Final Round

Date11 August 2012
Match 1/211 Aug 22:30Carlo MolfettaITASuperiorityAnthony ObameGAB
Match 3/511 Aug 21:15Robelis DespaigneCUBWalkoverDaba Modibo KeïtaMLI
Match 3/511 Aug 21:45Liu XiaoboCHNFinal scoreBahri TanrıkuluTUR