| Event type

Heavyweight (>80 kilograms), Men

Date20 – 21 August 2016
LocationArena Carioca 3, Parque Olímpico da Barra, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Participants15 from 15 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repêchage tournament for the bronze medal.

The 2012 gold medallist Carlo Molfetta of Italy failed to qualify for Rio so the 2008 Beijing heavyweight gold medallist, and one of the most experienced fighters in the field, Ja Dong-Min of South Korea, seeded six, was hoping to regain his title in what he announced was to be his last competition. There seemed to be nobody capable of stopping Uzbekistan’s 2015 world champion Dmitry “Shock Force” Shokin, however, who had risen rapidly in the senior ranks. The number two seed was Iran’s Sajjad Mardani and he had a win over Shokin to his name. Also fancied was the tall third seed Radiq İsayev of Azerbaijan. Gabon’s first ever Olympic medallist, seventh seed, Anthony Obame could improve on his London silver medal and add to the gold he won at the 2013 World Championship.

Shokin easily came through his first contest, but was starting to look vulnerable after narrowly beating the Cuban Rafael Alba on a superiority decision. His gold medal chance came to an abrupt end when he lost 8-2 to number 12 seed Abdoulrazak Issoufou Alfaga of Niger. The second seed Mardai also had an easy first round win, but then came unstuck against Britain’s Mahama Cho, losing on a sudden death. Cho’s ambitions also came to an end in the semi-final in a close encounter that he lost 4-1 to number four seed İsayev. Cho suffered a further set-back when he lost 5-4 to the Brazilian Maicon Siqueira in his bronze medal match, while the top seed Shokin also missed out on bronze when he was beaten in sudden-death by Ja Dong-Min, the 2008 Olympic champion.

The final saw Radik İsayev win 6-2 with a head kick in round two and round three after a pointless opening round. The beaten finallist Abdoul Issoufou, however, had the honour of winning Niger’s second Olympic medal, after the bronze won by boxer Issaka Daboré in 1972.

1Radik İsayevAZEGold
2Razak AlfagaNIGSilver
=3Maicon SiqueiraBRABronze
=3Cha Dong-MinKORBronze
=5Mahama ChoGBR
=5Dmitry ShokinUZB
=7M'Bar N'DiayeFRA
=7Ruslan ZhaparovKAZ
=9Rafael AlbaCUB
=9Sajjad MardaniIRI
=11Stephen LambdinUSA
=11Yassine TrabelsiTUN
=11Qiao SenCHN
=11Pita TaufatofuaTGA
=11Anthony ObameGAB
DNSArman-Marshal SilaBLRDNS DQ1

Round One

Date20 August 2016 — 9:15
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.
Match #120 Aug 9:15Maicon SiqueiraBRAFinal scoreStephen LambdinUSA
Match #220 Aug 9:45Razak AlfagaNIGFinal scoreM'Bar N'DiayeFRA
Match #320 Aug 10:15Rafael AlbaCUBFinal scoreYassine TrabelsiTUN
Match #420 Aug 10:45Dmitry ShokinUZBFinal scoreQiao SenCHN
Match #520 Aug 11:15Sajjad MardaniIRIPoints gapPita TaufatofuaTGA
Match #620 Aug 11:45Mahama ChoGBRFinal scoreAnthony ObameGAB
Match #720 Aug 12:15Cha Dong-MinKORWalkoverArman-Marshal SilaBLR
Match #820 Aug 12:45Radik İsayevAZEFinal scoreRuslan ZhaparovKAZ


Date20 August 2016 — 15:15
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.
Match #120 Aug 15:15Razak AlfagaNIGFinal scoreMaicon SiqueiraBRA
Match #220 Aug 15:45Dmitry ShokinUZBSuperiorityRafael AlbaCUB
Match #320 Aug 16:15Mahama ChoGBRSudden deathSajjad MardaniIRI
Match #420 Aug 16:45Radik İsayevAZEFinal scoreCha Dong-MinKOR


Date20 August 2016 — 17:15
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the final round.
Match #120 Aug 17:15Razak AlfagaNIGFinal scoreDmitry ShokinUZB
Match #220 Aug 17:45Radik İsayevAZEFinal scoreMahama ChoGBR

Repêchage Round One

Date21 August 2016 — 20:15
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the bronze medal match.
Match #121 Aug 20:15Maicon SiqueiraBRAFinal scoreM'Bar N'DiayeFRA
Match #221 Aug 20:45Cha Dong-MinKORFinal scoreRuslan ZhaparovKAZ

Final Round

Date21 August 2016 — 22:15
Match 1/221 Aug 22:15Radik İsayevAZEFinal scoreRazak AlfagaNIG
Match 3/521 Aug 21:15Maicon SiqueiraBRAFinal scoreMahama ChoGBR
Match 3/521 Aug 21:45Cha Dong-MinKORSudden deathDmitry ShokinUZB