| 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.

1803Carlo MolfettaITAGold
2805Anthony ObameGABSilver
=3806Liu XiaoboCHNBronze
=3804Robelis DespaigneCUBBronze
=5811Daba Modibo KeïtaMLI
=5808Bahri TanrıkuluTUR
=7816Alisher GulovTJK
=7814Kaino Thomsen-FuatagaSAM
=9801Cha Dong-MinKOR
=9802François Coulombe-FortierCAN
=11809Alexandros NikolaidisGRE
=11810Kenneth EdwardsJAM
=11812Chika ChukwumerijeNGR
=11813Gadzhi UmarovRUS
=11815Ivan TrajkovičSLO
=11807Akmal ErgashevUZB

Round One (11 August 2012)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Cha Dong-MinKOR Ivan TrajkovičSLO Final Score (9 - 4)
Match #2 Bahri TanrıkuluTUR Alexandros NikolaidisGRE Final Score (7 - 3)
Match #3 Anthony ObameGAB Kaino Thomsen-FuatagaSAM Final Score (9 - 2)
Match #4 Robelis DespaigneCUB Chika ChukwumerijeNGR Final Score (1 - 0)
Match #5 Carlo MolfettaITA Alisher GulovTJK Final Score (7 - 3)
Match #6 Liu XiaoboCHN Kenneth EdwardsJAM Final Score (6 - 4)
Match #7 Daba Modibo KeïtaMLI Akmal ErgashevUZB Final Score (13 - 4)
Match #8 François Coulombe-FortierCAN Gadzhi UmarovRUS Final Score (7 - 3)

Quarter-Finals (11 August 2012)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Bahri TanrıkuluTUR Cha Dong-MinKOR Final Score (4 - 1)
Match #2 Anthony ObameGAB Robelis DespaigneCUB Sudden Death (Round 4, 00:25)
Match #3 Carlo MolfettaITA Liu XiaoboCHN Sudden Death (Round 4, 01:59)
Match #4 Daba Modibo KeïtaMLI François Coulombe-FortierCAN Final Score (11 - 6)

Semi-Finals (11 August 2012)

Winner of each match advanced to the final round.

Match #1 Anthony ObameGAB Bahri TanrıkuluTUR Final Score (3 - 2)
Match #2 Carlo MolfettaITA Daba Modibo KeïtaMLI Final Score (6 - 4)

Repêchage Round One (11 August 2012)

Winner of each match advanced to the bronze medal match.

Match #1 Robelis DespaigneCUB Kaino Thomsen-FuatagaSAM Superiority (14 - 2)
Match #2 Liu XiaoboCHN Alisher GulovTJK Final Score (6 - 1)

Bronze Medal Matches (11 August 2012)

Match #1 Robelis DespaigneCUB Daba Modibo KeïtaMLI Walkover
Match #2 Liu XiaoboCHN Bahri TanrıkuluTUR Final Score (3 - 2)

Final Round (11 August 2012)

Match 1/2 Carlo MolfettaITA Anthony ObameGAB Superiority (9 - 9)