Judo at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's 66 kg

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These are the results of the Men's 66 kg (also known as half-lightweight) competition in Judo at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. A total of 35 men competed in this event, limited to jūdōka whose body weight was less than, or equal to, 66 kilograms. The competition took place in the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre on 16 September.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Hüseyin Özkan
 Turkey
Silver Larbi Benboudaoud
 France
Bronze Girolamo Giovinazzo
 Italy
Bronze Giorgi Vazagashvili
 Georgia

Competitors[edit]

Athlete Nation
Patrick van Kalken  Netherlands
Purevdorj Nyamlkhavga  Mongolia
Yukimasa Nakamura  Japan
Anis Lounifi  Tunisia
Martin Miguel Rios  Argentina
Islam Matsiev  Russia
Jean Claude Cameroun  Cameroon
Ivan Baglayev  Kazakhstan
Hüseyin Özkan  Turkey'|
Arash Miresmaeili  Iran
József Csák  Hungary
Georgi Georgiev  Bulgaria
Zhang Guangjun  China
Victor Bivol  Moldova
Andrew Collett  Australia
Javier Wanga  Aruba
Larbi Benboudaoud  France
Jorge Quintanal  Guatemala
Miguel Angel Moreno Mendoza  El Salvador
David Somerville  Great Britain
Kevin Ngampoula-Mbembo  Congo
Kiyoshi Uematsu  Spain
Alex Ottiano  United States
Amar Meridja  Algeria
Yordanis Arencibia  Cuba
[[Giorgi Vazagashvili]  Georgia
Pedro Caravana  Portugal
Ludwig Ortíz  Venezuela
Henrique Guimaraes  Brazil
Gabriel Bengtsson  Sweden
Melvin Méndez  Puerto Rico
Girolamo Giovinazzo  Italy

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
                                   
 Van Kalken (NED) W  
 Nyamlkhavga (MGL) L      Van Kalken (NED) W  
 Nakamura (JPN) W    Nakamura (JPN) L  
 Lounifi (TUN) L        Van Kalken (NED) W  
 Rios (ARG) L        Baglayev (KAZ) L  
 Matsiev (RUS) W      Matsiev (RUS) L
 Cameroun (CMR) L    Baglayev (KAZ) W  
 Baglayev (KAZ) W        Van Kalken (NED) L  
 Özkan (TUR) W        Özkan (TUR) W  
 Miresmaeili (IRI) L      Özkan (TUR) W  
 Csák (HUN) L    Georgiev (BUL) L  
 Georgiev (BUL) W        Özkan (TUR) W
 Zhang (CHN) W        Zhang (CHN) L  
 Bivol (MDA) L      Zhang (CHN) W
 Collett (AUS) W    Collett (AUS) L  
 Wanga (ARU) DQ        Özkan (TUR) W
 Benboudaoud (FRA) W        Benboudaoud (FRA) L
 Quintanal (GUA) L      Benboudaoud (FRA) W  
 Mendoza (ESA) L    Somerville (GBR) L  
 Somerville (GBR) W        Benboudaoud (FRA) W  
 Ngampoula-Mbembo (CGO) L        Uematsu (ESP) L  
 Uematsu (ESP) W      Uematsu (ESP) W
 Ottiano (USA) W    Ottiano (USA) L  
 Meridja (ALG) L        Benboudaoud (FRA) W
 Arencibia (CUB) L        Giovinazzo (ITA) L  
 Vazagashvili (GEO) W      Vazagashvili (GEO) W  
 Caravana (POR) W    Caravana (POR) L  
 Ortíz (VEN) L        Vazagashvili (GEO) L
 Guimaraes (BRA) W        Giovinazzo (ITA) W  
 Bengtsson (SWE) L      Guimaraes (BRA) L
 Méndez (PUR) L    Giovinazzo (ITA) W  
 Giovinazzo (ITA) W  

Repechage[edit]

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.

As there were 23 qualifiers for the repechage, one match was held to reduce the field to 22 judoka.

Then:

First round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Bronze medal finals
     Nakamura (JPN) W        Miresmaeili (IRI) L
 Nyamlkhavga (MGL) L      Baglayev (KAZ) L          Giovinazzo (ITA) W
 Nakamura (JPN) W        Nakamura (JPN) L
     Miresmaeili (IRI) W  
     Miresmaeili (IRI) W
 Miresmaeili (IRI) W      Zhang (CHN) L  
 Georgiev (BUL) L  
 
     Han (KOR) W        Vazagashvili (GEO) W
 Han (KOR) W      Uematsu (ESP) L          Van Kalken (NED) L
 Somerville (GBR) L        Han (KOR) L
     Vazagashvili (GEO) W  
     Guimaraes (BRA) L
 Méndez (PUR) L      Vazagashvili (GEO) W  
 Guimaraes (BRA) W  

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