Boxing at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Heavyweight
|Men's heavyweight boxing
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
|Venue||Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre|
|Date||21 September to 30 September|
|Competitors||16 from 16 nations|
|Boxing at the
2000 Summer Olympics
The men's heavyweight boxing competition at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney was held from 21 September to 30 September at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. Félix Savón became the third boxer to win three consecutive Olympic gold medals, along with his countryman Teofilo Stevenson, and Hungary's Laszlo Papp. Shortly after the victory ceremony, he announced his retirement.
Like all Olympic boxing events, the competition was a straight single-elimination tournament. This event consisted of 16 boxers who have qualified for the competition through various qualifying tournaments held in 1999 and 2000. The competition began with a preliminary round on 21 September, where the number of competitors was reduced to 8, and concluded with the final on 30 September. Both semi-final losers were awarded bronze medals.
All bouts consisted of four rounds of two minutes each, with one-minute breaks between rounds. Punches scored only if the white area on the front of the glove made full contact with the front of the head or torso of the opponent. Five judges scored each bout; three of the judges had to signal a scoring punch within one second for the punch to score. The winner of the bout was the boxer who scored the most valid punches by the end of the bout.
|Thursday, September 21, 2000||13:00 & 19:30||Round of 16|
|Tuesday, September 26, 2000||13:00 & 19:30||Quarterfinals|
|Thursday, September 28, 2000||19:30||Semifinals|
|Saturday, September 30, 2000||13:00||Final Bout|
|Round of 16||Quarter-finals||Semi-finals||Final|
|Mark Simmons (CAN)||11|
|Rouhollah Hosseini (IRI)||6||Mark Simmons (CAN)|
|Magomed Aripgadjiev (AZE)||4||Sebastian Köber (GER)||RSC|
|Sebastian Köber (GER)||9||Sebastian Köber (GER)||8|
|Rasmus Ojemaye (NGR)||Félix Savón (CUB)||14|
|Félix Savón (CUB)||RSC||Félix Savón (CUB)||RSC|
|Wojciech Bartnik (POL)||2||Michael Bennett (USA)|
|Michael Bennett (USA)||11||Félix Savón (CUB)||21|
|Vladimer Tchanturia (GEO)||RSC||Sultan Ibragimov (RUS)||13|
|Mustafa Amru Mahmoud (EGY)||Vladimer Tchanturia (GEO)||18|
|Ruslan Chagaev (UZB)||15||Ruslan Chagaev (UZB)||12|
|Oleksandr Yatsenko (UKR)||2||Vladimer Tchanturia (GEO)||4|
|Mohamed Azzaoui (ALG)||Sultan Ibragimov (RUS)||19|
|Jackson Chanet (FRA)||RSC||Jackson Chanet (FRA)||13|
|Pauga Lalau (SAM)||Sultan Ibragimov (RUS)||18|
|Sultan Ibragimov (RUS)||RSC|
- "Boxing at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Men's Heavyweight". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 29 October 2012.