- 2012 Summer Olympics
- Heavyweight (>80 kilograms), Men
Heavyweight (>80 kilograms), Men
|Date||11 August 2012|
|Location||ExCeL, Newham, London|
|Participants||16 from 16 countries|
|Format||Single-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.
Round One (11 August 2012)
Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.
Quarter-Finals (11 August 2012)
Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.
Semi-Finals (11 August 2012)
Winner of each match advanced to the final round.
Repêchage Round One (11 August 2012)
Winner of each match advanced to the bronze medal match.
Bronze Medal Matches (11 August 2012)
Final Round (11 August 2012)