Judo at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's 71 kg

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Men's 71 kg
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
VenueGeorgia World Congress Center
Date24 July
Competitors35 from 35 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Kenzo Nakamura  Japan
2nd, silver medalist(s) Kwak Dae-sung  South Korea
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jimmy Pedro  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Christophe Gagliano  France
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These are the results of the men's 71 kg (also known as lightweight) competition in judo at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. A total of 35 men competed in this event, limited to jūdōka whose body weight was less than, or equal to, 71 kilograms. Competition took place in the Georgia World Congress Center.[1]

Tournament results[edit]

First round[edit]

As there were more than 32 qualifiers for the tournament, three first round matches were held to reduce the field to 32 judoka.

Main bracket[edit]

The gold and silver medalists were determined by the final match of the main single-elimination bracket.

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal final
 Andrew Payne (BAR) L
 Vladimeri Dgebuadze (GEO) W  Vladimeri Dgebuadze (GEO) W
 Loris Mularoni (SMR) L  Guilherme Bentes (POR) L
 Guilherme Bentes (POR) W  Vladimeri Dgebuadze (GEO) L
 James Pedro (USA) W  Khaliun Boldbaatar (MGL) W
 Danny Kingston (GBR) L  James Pedro (USA) L
 Khaliun Boldbaatar (MGL) W  Khaliun Boldbaatar (MGL) W
 Sebastian Alquati (ARG) L  Khaliun Boldbaatar (MGL) L
 Martin Schmidt (GER) W  Kenzo Nakamura (JPN) W
 Krzysztof Wojdan (POL) L  Martin Schmidt (GER) W
 Diego Brambilla (ITA) L  Bertalan Hajtos (HUN) L
 Bertalan Hajtos (HUN) W  Martin Schmidt (GER) L
 Abdelhakim Harkat (ALG) W  Kenzo Nakamura (JPN) W
 Francisco Rodríguez (PUR) L  Abdelhakim Harkat (ALG) L
 Kenzo Nakamura (JPN) W  Kenzo Nakamura (JPN) W
 Thomas Schleicher (AUT) L  Kenzo Nakamura (JPN) W
 Akhat Akhirov (KAZ) L  Kwak Dae-sung (KOR) L
 Andrei Golban (MDA) W  Andrey Golban (MDA) L
 Huang Chien-lung (TPE) L  Steve Corkin (NZL) W
 Steve Corkin (NZL) W  Steve Corkin (NZL) L
 Sebastian Pereira (BRA) W  Sebastian Pereira (BRA) W
 Christophe Gagliano (FRA) L  Sebastian Pereira (BRA) W
 Salim Abanoz (TUR) W  Salim Abanoz (TUR) L
 Jorge Pacce (PAR) L  Sebastian Pereira (BRA) L
 Andrey Shturbabin (UZB) W  Kwak Dae-sung (KOR) W
 Hassen Moussa (TUN) L  Andrey Shturbabin (UZB) W
 Juan Vargas (ESA) L  Salen al-Sharrah (KUW) L
 Saleh Al-Sharrah (KUW) W  Andrey Shturbabin (UZB) L
 Kwak Dae-sung (KOR) W  Kwak Dae-sung (KOR) W
 David Kouassi (CIV) L  Kwak Dae-sung (KOR) W
 Henry Nunez (CRC) L  Amir Ghomi (IRI) L
 Amir Ghomi (IRI) W


The losing semifinalists as well as those judoka eliminated in earlier rounds by the four semifinalists of the main bracket advanced to the repechage. These matches determined the two bronze medalists for the event.

First round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Bronze medal finals
     Vladimeri Dgebuadze (GEO) L        James Pedro (USA) W
 Sebastian Alquati (ARG) L      James Pedro (USA) W          Sebastian Pereira (BRA) L
 James Pedro (USA) W        James Pedro (USA) W
     Martin Schmidt (GER) L  
     Martin Schmidt (GER) W
 Abdelhakim Harkat (ALG) L      Thomas Schleicher (AUT) L  
 Thomas Schleicher (AUT) W  
     Christophe Gagliano (FRA) W        Christophe Gagliano (FRA) W
 Christophe Gagliano (FRA) W      Steve Corkin (NZL) L          Khaliun Boldbaatar (MGL) L
 Salim Abanoz (TUR) L        Christophe Gagliano (FRA) W
     Andrey Shturbabin (UZB) L  
     Amir Ghomi (IRI) L
 David Kouassi (CIV) L      Andrey Shturbabin (UZB) W  
 Amir Ghomi (IRI) W  


  1. ^ "Judo at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Men's Lightweight". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2 June 2018.

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