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Judo at the
1996 Summer Olympics
These are the results of the men’s 78 kg (also known as half-middleweight) 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, 78 kilograms. Competition took place in the Georgia World Congress Center.
2 Tournament results
2.1 First round
2.2 Main bracket
As there were more than 32 qualifiers for the tournament, three first round matches were held to reduce the field to 32 judoka.
Shay-Oren Smadja (ISR) defeated Graeme Randall (GBR)
Vladimir Shmakov (UZB) defeated Patrick Reiter (AUT)
The gold and silver medalists were determined by the final match of the main single-elimination bracket.
Round of 32
Round of 16
Gold medal final