Boxing at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Welterweight

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Men's welterweight boxing
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
Venue Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
Date 16 September to 30 September
Competitors 28 from 28 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Oleg Saitov  Russia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Sergey Dotsenko  Ukraine
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Vitalie Gruşac  Moldova
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Dorel Simion  Romania
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The men's welterweight boxing competition at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney was held from 16 September to 30 September at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Competition format[edit]

Like all Olympic boxing events, the competition was a straight single-elimination tournament.[1] This event consisted of 28 boxers who have qualified for the competition through various qualifying tournaments held in 1999 and 2000. The competition began with a preliminary round on 16 September, where the number of competitors was reduced to 16, and concluded with the final on 30 September. As there were fewer than 32 boxers in the competition, a number of boxers received a bye through the preliminary round. Both semi-final losers were awarded bronze medals.

All bouts consisted of four rounds of two minutes each, with one-minute breaks between rounds.[1] 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.


Name Country
Kamel Chater  Tunisia
Ruslan Khairov  Azerbaijan
Oleg Saitov  Russia
Francisco Calderón  Colombia
Ellis Chibuye  Zambia
Roberto Guerra  Cuba
Rubén Fuchú  Puerto Rico
Dorel Simion  Romania
Mosolesa Tsie  Lesotho
Steven Küchler  Germany
Yovanni Lorenzo  Dominican Republic
Usman Ullah Khan  Pakistan
Geard Ajetović  Yugoslavia
Parkpoom Jangphonak  Thailand
Guillermo Saputo  Argentina
Sergey Dotsenko  Ukraine
Daniel Geale  Australia
Leonard Bundu  Italy
Paulus Ali Nuumbembe  Namibia
Daniyar Munaytbasov  Kazakhstan
Bülent Ulusoy  Turkey
Jin Suk-bae  South Korea
Fadel Showban  Egypt
Dante Craig  United States
Babk Moghimi  Iran
Sherzod Husanov  Uzbekistan
Tsegasellase Aregawi  Ethiopia
Vitalie Gruşac  Moldova


All times are Australian Time (UTC+10)

Round of 32
Saturday, September 16, 2000
13:00 & 19:30
Round of 16
Thursday, September 21, 2000
13:00 & 19:30
Tuesday, September 26, 2000
13:00 & 19:30
Thursday, September 28, 2000
Saturday, September 30, 2000
 Kamel Chater (TUN) 8
 Ruslan Khairov (AZE) 13
 Ruslan Khairov (AZE) 10
 Oleg Saitov (RUS) 10+
 Oleg Saitov (RUS) 15
 Francisco Calderón (COL) 1
 Oleg Saitov (RUS) 19
 Ellis Chibuye (ZAM) 4  Dorel Simion (ROM) 10
 Roberto Guerra (CUB) 18  Roberto Guerra (CUB) 7
 Rubén Fuchú (PUR)  Dorel Simion (ROM) 11
 Dorel Simion (ROM) RSC  Dorel Simion (ROM) 26
 Mosolesa Tsie (LES)  Steven Küchler (GER) 14
 Steven Küchler (GER) RSC  Steven Küchler (GER) RSC
 Yovanni Lorenzo (DOM) 5  Yovanni Lorenzo (DOM)
 Usman Ullah Khan (PAK) 4  Oleg Saitov (RUS) 24
 Geard Ajetović (YUG) 9  Sergey Dotsenko (UKR) 16
 Parkpoom Jangphonak (THA) 9+  Parkpoom Jangphonak (THA) 5
 Guillermo Saputo (ARG) 7  Sergey Dotsenko (UKR) 13
 Sergey Dotsenko (UKR) 12  Sergey Dotsenko (UKR) 8
 Daniel Geale (AUS) 2  Daniyar Munaytbasov (KAZ) 7
 Leonard Bundu (ITA) 4  Leonard Bundu (ITA) 4
 Paulus Ali Nuumbembe (NAM) 2  Daniyar Munaytbasov (KAZ) 13
 Daniyar Munaytbasov (KAZ) 14  Sergey Dotsenko (UKR) 17
 Bülent Ulusoy (TUR) 8  Vitalie Gruşac (MDA) 8
 Jin Suk-Bae (KOR) 6  Bülent Ulusoy (TUR) 9
 Fadel Showban (EGY)  Dante Craig (USA) 4
 Dante Craig (USA) RSC  Bülent Ulusoy (TUR) 10
 Babak Moghimi (IRI) 5  Vitalie Gruşac (MDA) 19
 Sherzod Husanov (UZB) 15  Sherzod Husanov (UZB) 7
 Tsegasellase Aregawi (ETH)  Vitalie Gruşac (MDA) 13
 Vitalie Gruşac (MDA) WO


  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Boxing at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Men's Welterweight". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 

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